Nana Ama McBrown is a Ghanaian actress, scriptwriter and songwriter. She is celebrated in the entertainment industry of the country. Her claim to fame was the Asoreba Twi language movie. The movie ushered in Twi language into the Ghanaian movie industry and she is credited for her brilliant performance in the film. Despite her not having the best command in the Queen’s language, she continues to have a loyal and authentic fanbase in the Ghanaian film arena.
As expected, the multi-talented artist is a celebrity who is followed by fans and haters. There are lots of unconfirmed details about her life. Curiosity from fans sometimes pushes them to dig deep not the life of their favourite star. The following are juicy details about her that you will want o stay updated on.
Nana Ama McBrown profile summary
- Name: Nana Ama McBrown
- Date of birth: August 17th, 1974.
- Age: 45 years old
- Biological parents: Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Kwabenah Nkrumah
- Foster parents: Betty Obiri Yeboah and Kofi McBrown
- Profession: Actress, scriptwriter and songwriter
- Marital status: Married to her long-time lover
Nana Ama McBrown age and early life
She was born to Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Kwabenah Nkrumah in August 17th, 1974. When she was young, her biological parents divorced and the burden of taking care of 7 children was too much for her mother. She, together with 6 of her siblings were taken in and adopted by their aunt Betty Yeboah and her husband Kofi McBrown. Nana describes her aunt and foster mother as “her real mother”.
While different sources indicated that she was 44 years back then, Nana came out strongly in 2018 to refute these claims. She said that she was 40 years old, and proudly so. She explained her confusion at the way people branded her a 44-year old woman when she had not attained that age yet. Despite the varying claims and controversies about her age, she is a proud woman. She is happy about the fact that she grows fresh every day and can take care of herself.
Nana Ama McBrown schooled at St. Peter’s International Residential School before shifting to Minesota International School. She attended Central International School. It was in Kwadaso LA JSS when she dropped out of school.
Her acting career began when she accepted a radio announcement job at Miracle Films where she was in charge of costumes. After building a stable foundation in her acting career, she landed a bigger role in the movie Tentacles. In 2007, her movie Asobera made her a sensation in the Ghanaian movie scene.
Some of the movies she has featured in are:
- Sidechick Gang
- Nnipa ye bad
- He Is Mine
- Madam Joan, in which she is described as her best act since her role was very demanding
- Nsem Pii
- Kumasi Yonko
- Odo Ntira
- Love Comes Back
- Kae Dabi
- Asoreba which was responsible for her blowing over. She acted alongside other industry big-wigs like her co-stars Mercy Aseidu and Agya Koo.
- Wo Nyame som po ni
- Fools Paradise
- Dea Ade Wo No
- Girl Connection
- My Own Mother
- Friday Night
- Di Asempa (Osofo Maame)
- Asabea (The Blind Girl)
- Evil Heart
- The Pastor's Wife
- Pastors Club
- Onyame Tumi
- I Know My Rights
- The End
- Onyame ye Onyame
- John and John which premiered in 2017.
Nana Ama McBrown husband and family
Despite her fame, Nana Ama McBrown has managed to keep her personal life private. Privacy in the age of social media can prove to be difficult. Nana Ama McBrown married the love of her life Maxwell Mawu Mensah where they had a private wedding back in 2016.
Her marriage was her big break from a series of three heartbreaks she has suffered. Nana Ama McBrown wedding pictures hit the internet when she finally wedded.
Her husband is younger than her. He was born on 3rd August 1983 which makes him 36 years old currently. However, this is not of much concern to Nana Ama McBrown since such relationships have been successful in the past. Nana Ama McBrown husband, Mawu Mensah, is a 35-year-old businessman.
In the past, she was rumoured to be dating her fellow co-actor Omar Sheriff Captain although the two refuted the claims of any romantic affiliations.
She also dated Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame for a short while in 2004.
Nana Ama McBrown daughter
On the issue of Nana Ama McBrown children, it is now clear that she is a mother. The couple welcomed their beautiful daughter in 2019. This was a big breakthrough for her.
In a testimony, Nana revealed that it was not easy being married without a child. She shared about how she even visited the wrong people just to get a child. Luckily for her, early 2019 saw her deliver her beautiful daughter, Maxine.
Nana Ama McBrown car accident
Nana's story brings up her miraculous recovery from an accident that almost claimed her life. She was involved in a grisly road accident back in 2013. She was with her husband, then just a boyfriend, Maxwell Mensah. She was in the hospital for quite some time but she eventually got out of the hospital and she later recovered fully.
The incident took place on the George Walker Bush. The accident left her with severe injuries that were expected to be detrimental to her acting career. Lucky for her, the damaged arm healed without amputation. Her late mother, Madam Cecilia Agyenim Boateng, was by her side at the time. She kept encouraging her during the period of tribulation.
Nana Ama McBrown is grateful to God for giving her second chance in life and most of all for her recovery. Nana and her husband were driving in a range rover when the accident happened in Lapaz.
Nana Ama McBrown African wear only proves that she is stylish and chic. The phenomenal actress continues to be relentless in her goals despite the challenges she has faced. From heartbreak, the life-threatening accident and the death of her mother, she continues to be strong. In fact, she is an inspiration to many. With an undying spirit and a supportive family, a lot is in store for Nana Ama McBrown.