Nana Ama McBrown Biography Profile

Biography Of Nana Ama McBrown: Felicity Ama Agyemang, better known by her stage as Nana Ama McBrown, is a popular figure in Ghanaian popular culture. Her breakout role in Tentacles catapulted her to fame. Her breakthrough came after she starred in the Twi film Asoreba.

Career Life

On August 15, 1973, Nana Ama entered the world in Kumasi, Ghana. When Nana Ama was young, her parents Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Kwabena Nkrumah divorced. Nana Ama and her six siblings were adopted by Kofi McBrown and Nana Ama’s aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah when their father died and their mother was unable to provide for them. Nana Ama had a challenging upbringing because of this.

Nana Ama and her six siblings lived with their aunt and adopted father in Kwadaso, Kumasi during their childhood. She still considers her aunt her “true mother” and has expressed her appreciation for the loving and nurturing environment she grew up in thanks to her aunt.



First, Nana Ama attended St. Peter’s International Residential School, then she transferred to Minnesota International, and finally she finished her education at Central International. Although she did not graduate from Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S. and was therefore ineligible to take the Basic Education Certification Exams, she persisted in her education there.

McBrown fell into the acting industry by accident. She responded to a radio auction call from Miracle Films and was ultimately recruited for costuming. She wasn’t originally cast as the lead, but director Samuel Nyamekye saw her potential and quickly cast her. Her breakthrough came with the release of her debut film, That Day, in 2001.

Her breakthrough in That Day led to many more great opportunities, including a recurring part on the sci-fi TV show Tentacles. Asoreba, starring Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu, was released in 2007 and made a star out of Nana Ama. Since then, she’s released a string of critically praised films, slowly but surely amassing a sizable fan base. To promote Royal Drinks, Nana Ama is the face of the company.

Many rumors have circulated about a love relationship between Nana Ama and Omar Sheriff Captan, her frequent on-screen co-star. For a brief time in 2004, Nana Ama McBrown dated Okyeame Kwame, a musician from Ghana. The two were frequently spotted together throughout the year as they toured Ghana in support of Okyeame Kwame’s solo album.

In the Assin North District of Ghana’s Central Region, Nana Ama was crowned Nkosuohemaa (ceremonial queen-mother of progress) on 15 July 2007. She tied the knot with her longtime sweetheart, Maxwell Mawu Mensah, in 2016, and the couple had a baby daughter in February 2019 in Canada.

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In 2011, she won the 2011 Kumawood Award for Best/English Actress, as well as honors for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Traditional Movie, and Best Story. At the same ceremony, she was named Favorite Actress and Eurostar’s Best Dressed Female Celebrity on the Red Carpet. This year, she also received the Golden Actress award for her performance in the comedic film Side Chic Gang at the Golden Movie Awards.

She has appeared in a number of movies, including

  • Nnipa Ye Bad
  • Abro
  • He Is Mine
  • Madam Joan
  • Nsem Pii
  • Kumasi Yonko
  • Odo Ntira
  • Love Comes Back
  • Kae Dabi
  • Asoreba
  • Girl Connection:
  • Wo Nyame som po ni
  • Alicia’s Fool’s Paradise
  • Dea Ade
  • Playboy
  • Asabea
  • My Own Mother,
  • Di Asempa (Osofo Maame)
  • Friday Night (The Blind Girl)
  • Evil Hear
  • The Pastor’s Wife
  • Pastors Club
  • Onyame Tumi
  • I Know My Rights
  • Onyame ye Onyame,
  • The End
  • Onyame ye Onyame
  • John and John (2017
  • Nana Goes To Mecca
  • Games of the Heart
  • That Day
  • Otan Hunu Kwah
  • Aloe Vera