Meet Ama A. DaCosta, Ghana’s youngest lawyer


Bagging a Law degree is no easy feat, it takes lots of hard work, patience, dedication and years of sacrifice to secure one of the world’s most prestigious degrees.

At just age 22 Ama A. DaCosta became the youngest lawyer in the history of Ghana to graduate from the country’s school of Law.

Ama Aboagyewa DaCosta has overthrown Akpene Darko-Cobbinah who was the youngest lawyer in Ghana in 2020.

Ama Aboagye Da Costa was born on April 17, 1999, in Abuja, Nigeria, where her father Gilbert Aboagye Da Costa was the Nigeria correspondent for CNN and Associated Press at the time.

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Ama Aboagye Da Costa returned to Ghana in 2010 and enrolled at Grace Preparatory School in East Legon, followed by Aburi Girls in 2012, where she excelled in both the arts and science.

Ama Aboagye Da Costa was accepted to study law at the University of Ghana shortly after turning 16 in 2015.

Ama Aboagye Da Costa graduated in 2019 and was accepted to the Ghana Law School that same year. 

In a tweet, Ama Aboagye DaCosta said she is very pleased with her 16-year journey to actualizing the dream of becoming a lawyer.

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She wrote: A beautiful end to the 6-year journey I embarked on at the age of 16 I’m a lawyer now.
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