This week, we take all VIBEWEEKERS on a Journey to the world of acting and specifically to one of the celebrated Actress of all time, Nana Ama Agyemang Popularly Known as Nana Ama McBrown.
Nana Ama also doubles as a TV Presenter and a part-time music writer.
Nana Ama was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 15 August 1977. Her mother, Cecilia Agyenim Boateng, and her father Kwabena Nkrumah, divorced when Nana Ama was young. With her father gone and her mother unable to take care of her and her six other siblings, Nana Ama together with her siblings were adopted by Kofi McBrown and her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah. As a result, Nana Ama considers her childhood to have been difficult.
McBrown essentially stumbled into acting. She answered an auction call on the radio by Miracle Films and was hired to do costuming instead. However, on the set, she was able to snag the lead role after the director, Samuel Nyamekye, felt that she was better suited for the role. In 2001, her first movie, That Day, was released launching her career.[
Her performance in That Day opened the floodgates to interesting and exciting roles, landing her a spot on the TV series Tentacles.
Watch Excerpts of That Day here:
In 2007, the movie Asoreba, co-starring Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu, turned Nana Ama into a household name. Since then, she has slowly built a strong following by releasing a slew of critically acclaimed movies.
Nana Ama has been linked to Omar Sheriff Captan, her co-star in a number of movies, although both have continually denied any romantic attachments.[
In 2004, Nana Ama McBrown dated briefly, Okyeame Kwame, a Ghanaian musician. In the course of the year, the pair were seen traveling together all over Ghana promoting Okyeame Kwame’s solo release.
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On 15 July 2007, Nana Ama was enthroned as the Nkosuohemaa (or ceremonial queen-mother of development) of Assin-Basiako near Assin-Fosu in the Assin North District of the Central Region, Ghana.[
In 2016, she married her longtime boyfriend Maxwell Mawu Mensah. In March 2019 Nana Ama gave birth to a girl