Nana Ama McBrown: All You Need to Know

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Nana Ama McBrown

You don’t need to watch a lot of Ghanaian movies in order to have heard Nana Ama McBrown. The actress is also a TV presenter and music writer. And you don’t need to know her to be interested in her life and times. From her upbringing to her marriage, we have you covered. Here’s a full glimpse into the life of the star. Perhaps, more than just a glimpse.

Nana Ama McBrown: Age and early life

Nana Ama McBrown was born Felicity Ama Agyemang on August 15, 1977, to Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Kwabena Nkrumah. She has five more siblings, two brothers and three sisters. When she was still a child and her siblings children, her parents divorced with no plans of being in their lives anymore. Yes, you read that right. Their biological parents wanted nothing of them.

Nana and her siblings were adopted by Kofi McBrown and her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah. The actress considers Betty her real mother for making a life that would have been difficult, livable if not pleasurable.

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Nana grew up in Kwadaso, Kumasi where she attended St. Peter’s International Residential School, before moving to Minnesota International and then to Central International. Her schooling adventure continued at Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S but she soon dropped out and could not sit for the Basic Education Certificate Exams. However, she later bagged a secretarial certificate at the College of Business, Kumasi.

Nana Ama McBrown is 43 years.

Nana Ama McBrown: Career

Nana Ama McBrown started her career as a costume designer. According to her, she has always wanted to be an actress. ” It has always been my dream to be an actress so when I met some producers I went to them to become a costume designer on the set. I knew how to drive so it was an added advantage. When the director got to know that I could drive, he gave me my first movie role where I acted as an armed robber”. she said.

In 2001, she made her acting debut in the movie “That Day”, it was an impressive outing which opened many roles up for her. She soon became a regular in the TV series “Tentacles”. She appeared in a handful of other movies before landing a role in “Asoreba”, co-starring Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu. She starred in the drama-comedy movie “Sidechic Gang” which tells a story about three female friends who quit their real jobs as ushers to pursue a job which pays more and this job that pays more is robbing unfaithful men and trapping them with sex. the film received a lot of industry awards.

Nana also starred in the 2017 film “John and John” which tells the story of two friends who were both called John. One John duped a man by selling him fake gold and which proved to be the starting point of their troubles. The films also star John Dumelo and Pete Edochie. Nana also starred in “Coming to Africa”a film that tells a story of a philandering financial executive, who spends his entire life shunning Black consciousness and chasing corporate success. Nana also appeared in the film “Aloevera”. Nana is the host of television cooking show “Mcbrown Kitchen” and entertainment talk show United Showbiz on UTV. She is also the brand ambassador of ‘Royal Drink’. She also has other acting credits under her sleeves.

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Although the actress has had a close shave with death on set as she survived two poison attempts on her life. She also survived a ghastly motor accident in 2013 which intensified her fears that somebody must be trying so hard to kill her.

Marriage, other facts

Nana Ama mcBrown is married to Maxwell Mawu Mensah, her long term boyfriends. Together, they have a daughter called Maxin Mawushi Mensah born in Canada. Before her marriage to Mawu, nana was in the dating market for long. She dated musician and songwriter, Okyeame Kwame, both really spent quality time together in places meant for lovers. She was also linked with Omar Sheriff Captan, her co-star in a number of movies, although denied getting too close to romance.

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. Nana has revealed that she is self-motivated having been raised with no parents as she had to survive life on her own. The actress likes to wear her own made costumes. She has an impressive net worth.

Image source: Modern Ghana



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