Frequently with the. A name for: Kwame Nkrumah (1909–72), first prime minister of the Gold Coast (1952–7) and of Ghana (1957–60), and first president of the Republic of Ghana (1960–6).
The title was bestowed on Nkrumah on becoming president.
1960s; earliest use found in The Times. From Fante Osagyefo redeemer.