First president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and one of the founding fathers of the country had his face embossed on a Guinean currency.
Dr. Kwame is said to have been close friends with Guinea’s first president, Sekou Toure as during his reign as president of Ghana, he sent £10 million to Guinea when its economy was being destroyed for voting for independence from France.
During Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s overthrow in 1966, Sekou Toure said “Ghanaian traitors have been mistaken in thinking that Nkrumah is simply a Ghanaian. He is a universal man.”
Ghana’s first president went into exile in Guinea after a coup to overthrow him in 1966 and was made a co-president of the country by his friend, Sekou Toure.
Sekou Toure revered and loved his friend so much that even in death, he honoured Dr. Kwame Nkrumah by embossing his face on the 5 sylis note and coin of Guinea.
Below are pictures of the syli note and coin: