Akosua was born under the official name Busia, Akosua Cyamama on December 30th, 1966. She has been a credited actor since the 1985 film The Color Purple.
Akosua is a dependable supporting cast member. She has appeared in four films including: the 1997 action film Rosewood as the character Jewel, the 1986 action movie Low Blow playing Karma and the 1986 drama release Native Son cast as Bessie.
Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1985 drama film The Color Purple, which brought in $98,000,000 at the box office.
Beyond acting, Akosua Busia was the director of the 2007 movie drama Ascension Day.