Nana Ama McBrown is a Ghanian music writer who achieved mainstream success after moving performance in the Asoreba Twi-language movie. The film introduced Twi-language movies in Ghana into the mainstream, and this is attributed to Nana Ama’s excellent performance in the movie.
Though her English-speaking counterparts in West African usually overshadow her, Nana Ama has in the recent past acquired a strong, loyal fan-base among the Ghanaians. Nana Ama McBrown, daughter, would have remained unknown until recently when she posted a photo of her grown look-alike daughter.
Born in 1973 in Kumasi, Ghana before her parents divorced, Nana and her siblings were adopted by Betty Yeboah her aunt and husband Kofi McBrown the adopting father. They considered them as their real parents, and Nana Ama has on several occasions thanked them for the care they gave her and her siblings.
She got her education at St. Peter’s International Residential School before moving to Minnesota International and later to Central International School. She proceeded to Kwadaso LA JSS though she dropped out and thus, did not complete her Basic Education Certificate Exams.
How Nana Ama McBrown joined mainstream acting
Nana Ama McBrown entered the acting industry when she answered a radio announcement call by Miracle Films where she was put in charge of costumes. She, however, snagged the lead role on the set after Samuel Nyamekye; the director saw that she was good for the role. As a result, her first movie titled “That Day” was published in 2001, and this inspired her to pursue the acting career.
This was followed by her landing a bigger role on the TV series, Tentacles before Nana Ama McBrown child rumours came into the limelight. In 2007, Nana Ama’s movie, Asobera that co-starred Mercy Aseidu and Agya Koo transformed her into a household name. Since then, she has continued to release a series of critically acclaimed movies.
The beautiful Ghanaian actress is listed among the few African actresses who have sacrificed their beautiful hair for their career. For instance, the fact that Nana Ama McBrown and daughter are alike recently became a puzzle when she shaved in the movie Atemmuo. This left multitudes wondering if she was really the one or her daughter acting on her behalf. However, this was just comic since the daughter is still young to fit in her mother’s shoes. All she wanted after shaving off her precious hair was to ensure that the movie came out as real as possible.