Adolphus Kofi Blankson was a Ghananian associate of Nnamdi Azikiwe who became the chairman of the African Continental Bank in 1954. He was also editor of the West African Pilot in the 1940s. Blankson met Azikiwe between 1934-1937 in Accra when both men were associated with the African Morning Post. He later migrated to Nigeria to work with Zik in his creation, the West African Pilot.
Blankson was educated in some Christian and English schools in Ghana including the A.M.E. Zion school in Sekondi. He then got a degree from La Salle University as an external student. He worked with the African Morning Post before leaving for Lagos to work in the editorial office of the Pilot. He rose in the Zik group to become an Editor in Chief and general manager of Zik's Press and the African Continental bank.