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WomanRising Crush Wednesday – Nana Ama McBrown


Felicity Ama Agyemang (born August 15, 1973) known as Nana Ama McBrown is a Ghanaian actress, TV presenter, and music writer. She rose to prominence for her role in television series Tentacles. Later, she found mainstream success following her role in the Twi-language movie Asoriba.

Nana Ama was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on August 15, 1973. 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 was adopted by Kofi McBrown and her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah. As a result, Nana Ama considers her childhood to have been difficult.

Along with her six siblings, Nana Ama grew up in Kwadaso, Kumasi with her aunt, and her adopted father. To this day, she considers her aunt her "real mother" and has spoken of her gratitude to her aunt for having provided her with a stable and caring home.

Nana Ama attended St. Peter's International Residential School, moved on to Minnesota International, and then to Central International. She continued to Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S, although she ended up as a dropout and could not sit for the Basic Education Certificate Exams. Nana Ama attended the College of Business where she obtained a secretarial certificate.

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. 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 is the brand ambassador of Royal Drinks. She is the host of Television cooking show Mcbrown Kitchen and entertainment talk show United Showbiz on UTV.

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 February 2019 Nana Ama gave birth to her baby girl called Maxin Mawushi Mensah in Canada.

Selected Filmography 1. Nnipa ye bad
2. Abro
3. He Is Mine
4. Madam Joan
5. Nsem Pii
6. Kumasi Yonko
7. Odo Ntira
8. Love Comes Back
9. Kae Dabi
10. Asoreba
11. Wo Nyame som po ni
12. Alicia
13. Fools Paradise
14. Dea Ade Wo No
15. Girl Connection
16. Playboy
17. My Own Mother
18. Friday Night
19. Di Asempa (Osofo Maame)
20. Asabea (The Blind Girl)
21. Evil Heart
22. The Pastor's Wife
23. Pastors Club
24. Onyame Tumi
25. I Know My Rights
26. The End
27. Onyame ye Onyame
28. John and John (2017)
29. Obidea Aba
30. My Soldier Father
31. Alhaji Grusa
32. Agya Koo trotro Driver
33. Nana Goes To Mecca
34. Games of the Heart
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