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Nana Ama McBrown

Nana Ama McBrown

The Inspiring Journey of a Ghanaian Actress and Cultural Icon

15August
1973
Birth
15 August 1973

Birth

Nana Ama McBrown was born on August 15, 1973 born in Kumasi, Ghana

20November
1975
Early Life
20 November 1975

Early Life

Nana Ama McBrown faced early challenges when her parents, Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Kwabena Nkrumah, divorced during her childhood. With her father absent and her mother unable to care for her and her six siblings, McBrown and her siblings found a new home with her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah, and her adoptive father, Kofi McBrown. Although her childhood was marked by difficulties, McBrown has always been grateful to her aunt for providing a stable and nurturing environment. 

20November
1985
Education
20 November 1985

Education

Growing up in Kwadaso, Kumasi, McBrown attended several schools, including St. Peter's International Residential School, Minnesota International, and Central International. She faced obstacles along the way and eventually dropped out of Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S.

29June
2001
Emerging in the Entertainment Industry
29 June 2001

Emerging in the Entertainment Industry

Nana Ama McBrown's journey in the entertainment industry began unexpectedly. Initially answering an auction call on the radio by Miracle Films to work as a costumer, fate had other plans for her. Impressed by her talent, the director, Samuel Nyamekye, believed that McBrown was better suited for a lead role, resulting in her debut movie, "That Day," which was released in 2001.

20November
2007
Highlights
20 November 2007

Highlights

Her captivating performance in "That Day" opened doors for McBrown, leading to her involvement in the popular TV series "Tentacles." However, it was her role in the 2007 movie "Asoreba," alongside Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu, that propelled her to household-name status in Ghana. Since then, she has consistently delivered outstanding performances, cementing her reputation as a versatile and skilled actress.

20November
2007
Nkosuohemaa of Assin-Basiako
20 November 2007

Nkosuohemaa of Assin-Basiako

McBrown's commitment to social development is exemplified by her enthronement as the Nkosuohemaa (ceremonial queen-mother of development) of Assin-Basiako near Assin-Fosu in the Central Region of Ghana in 2007.

29June
2008
Notable Films
29 June 2008

Notable Films

Throughout her career, Nana Ama McBrown has showcased her versatility and acting prowess through a wide range of films. Some of her notable works include "Nnipa ye bad," "Abro," "He Is Mine," "Madam Joan," "Nsem Pii," "Kumasi Yonko," "Odo Ntira," and "Love Comes Back." Whether portraying a vulnerable blind girl in "Asabea" or a strong-willed woman in "Fools Paradise," McBrown's performances resonate with audiences and leave a lasting impression.

29June
2011
Recognitions and Awards
29 June 2011

Recognitions and Awards

Nana Ama McBrown has received awards such as Best/English Actress, Best Actress in Leading Role, Best Traditional movie, and Best Story at the 2011 Kumawood Awards. The Ghana Movie Awards honored her with the Favorite Actress award in 2016, and she also received the Eurostar Best Dressed Female Celebrity on the red carpet at the same event. McBrown has continued to accumulate accolades, most recently winning the Golden Actress in a comedy movie for her role in "Side Chic Gang" at the Golden Movie Awards.

29June
2016
Marriage
29 June 2016

Marriage

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Nana Ama McBrown's personal life has also garnered attention. In 2016, she married her longtime boyfriend, Maxwell Mawu Mensah, and they welcomed a baby girl in February 2019 while in Canada.

20November
2019
United Showbiz host
20 November 2019

United Showbiz host

In 2019, Nana Ama McBrown commenced her role as a show host on UTV, transitioning into her new job.

20November
2023
Move to Onua TV
20 November 2023

Move to Onua TV

Nana Ama McBrown became a host on Onua TV in March 2023 upon joining the Media General family.

29December
2023
“Queen of Commercials“
29 December 2023

“Queen of Commercials“

Nana Ama McBrown's numerous ambassadorial deals with brands like Royal Drinks, hicense, Tasty Tom, SoKlin Ghana, Amanela Children Haven, McBerry Biscuits, miLife miWay Insurance, UmB Bank, Santex, Cheezzy Pizza, GhIPSS, and Duffy's Ohemaa Feminine Mixture just to mention a few establish her as Ghana's most influential celebrity, earning her the title "Queen of Commercials."

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