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 Asoreba.
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 B.E.C.E. Nana Ama attended 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. Nana Ama has been linked to Omar Sheriff Captan, her co-star in a number of movies, although both have continually denied any romantic attachments.
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 a girl in Canada who she named Maxine.
Nana Ama Mcbrown is the richest Kumawood actress today, Ghpage.com can state. She doesn’t hide her wealth and how much God has blessed her.
Born Felicity Ama Agyemang, Nana is the highest-paid Kumawood actress and has starred in over 200 movies. The 43-year-old actress, singer, and comedienne is in her prime of her career and still getting all the endorsement deals.
She is the most successful actress, appealing to both sides of the Ghanaian movie industry (Kumawood and what they call Ghallywood), Nana Ama has been scoring high points with brands as well.
Her endorsements cut across beauty products, food, and home appliances. They include GOtv, Colorado, Hisense, Calorad Africa, and more!
Nana Ama now drives one of the most expensive latest Benz in town.