Felicity Ama Agyemang, popularly known as Nana Ama McBrown, is a Ghanaian actress, TV presenter, and music writer who was born on August 15, 1973.
She became well-known for her role in the television series Tentacles.
Later, she found mainstream success following her role in the Twi-language movie “Asoreba” and “Kumasi Yonko”.
She was the host of the television cooking show “McBrown Kitchen” and entertainment talk show “United Showbiz” on UTV until March 2023 when she moved to Media General.
Early life and Education
Nana Ama McBrown was born Felicity Ama Agyemang on August 15, 1977 in Kumasi, Ghana.
McBrown’s parents, Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Kwabena Nkrumah divorced when she was a child.
With her father gone and her mother unable to care for her and her six other siblings, Kofi McBrown and her aunt, Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah, adopted her and her siblings.
McBrown grew up in Kwadaso, Kumasi, with her aunt and adopted father, together with her six siblings.
Nana Ama considers her aunt as her “true mother,” and has expressed gratitude to her for providing a stable and caring environment.
McBrown began his education at St. Peter’s International Residential School, then transferred to Minnesota International and finally to Central International.
She resumed her education at Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S., but she dropped out and was unable to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations.
McBrown went on to attend College of Business, where she acquired a secretarial certificate.
McBrown’s acting career began after she answered a radio audition call for Miracle Films and was hired to do costuming instead.
However, on the set, she was handed the lead role after the director, Samuel Nyamekye, decided she was more fit for the role.
Her first film, That Day, was released in 2001, launching her career.
Her performance in That Day helped her land a role on the Tv series Tentacles.
McBrown appeared in the film “Asoreba,” alongside Agya Koo and Mercy Aseidu in 2007.
She has appeared in a number of films since then.
McBrown is the Royal Drinks brand ambassador.
She is the So Klin washing powder brand ambassador.
Nana Ama was appointed as an ambassador for the COVID-19 National Trust Fund in March 2021.
She is also a MacBerry biscuits brand ambassador.
McBrown is also a brand ambassador for Hisense.
McBrown has been linked to her co-star in a number of films, Omar Sheriff Captan, however, both have denied any romantic ties.
She dated Okyeame Kwame, a Ghanaian musician, for a short time in 2004.
In the course of the year, the pair was seen traveling throughout Ghana to promote Kwame’s solo Songs.
McBrown was crowned “Nkosuohemaa” (or ceremonial queen-mother of progress) of Assin-Basiako near Assin-Fosu in the Assin North District of Ghana’s Central Region on July 15, 2007.
She married her longtime boyfriend, Maxwell Mawu Mensah, in 2016.
McBrown gave birth to a girl in Canada in February 2019.