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Nana Ama McBrown Biography: Age, Husband, Daughter, Parents

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Who is Nana Ama McBrown in Ghana?

Nana Ama McBrown is an accomplished Ghanaian movie actress, television personality, entrepreneur, philanthropist, entertainer, and scriptwriter.

McBrown is one multi-talented personality who can sing, rap, play men’s football, ride heavy motor bicycles, drive heavy duty trucks, and do all kinds of things that some men can’t even do.

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Nana Ama McBrown

The Empress, as she is affectionately called, is a hybrid of the ‘Kumawood’ and ‘Ghallywood’ movie industry of Ghana.

Nana Ama McBrown, until recently, used to be the host of entertainment talk show, United Showbiz, and McBrown Kitchen‘s show on UTV owned by Despite Group of Companies.

The bubbly Ghanaian actress is currently the host of Onua Showtime With McBrown on Onua TV, a subsidiary of Media General Network — owner’s of TV3.


Yours Truly, BieGyaNation.Com can state on authority that the actual date of birth of Nana Ama McBrown is August 15th, 1977, and not what has wrongly been reported.

Note that it is never true she was born in the year “1973” as it has wrongly been reported by some sites, including the most popular, Wikipedia.

Nana Ama McBrown is currently 46 years old and will be 47 years come August next year, 2024.

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Young Nana Ama McBrown

Husband Maxwell Mensah age difference

The real age of Maxwell Mensah has remained a ‘mystery’ for the simple reason that he’s much younger than his wife (Nana Ama McBrown) – something the Ghanaian culture so-called frowns upon.

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Nana Ama Mcbrown

However, Yours Truly BieGyaNation.Com can report to you that Maxwell Mawu Mensah was born on Wednesday, August 3rd, 1983.

The actual age difference between the two love birds, Nana Ama McBrown and Maxwell, is 6 years and not 10 years as wrongly reported earlier by some online portals.         


Nana Ama was born to Madam Cecilia Agyenim Boateng and Mr. Kwabena Nkrumah in Kumasi, and became known as Felicity Ama Agyemang.

She only had to ‘change’ her name from Felicity Ama Agyemang to Nana Ama McBrown because her parents got divorced when she was very young and was adopted by her auntie Madam Betty Obiri Yeboah and her adopted father Kofi McBrown.

The Empress aka #Brimm is also on record to have said that she changed her name because her uncle in the USA told her the name Nana Ama McBrown would serve as a better brand than her original name, Felicity Ama Agyemang.


The screen Goddess, Nana Ama McBrown originally hails from Asuom in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. 

Early Life

Nana Ama McBrown, together with her other six siblings, lived and grew up with their auntie and adopted father at Kwadaso (with the proper name spelt as “Kora daso {Calabash is placed on top}” in Kumasi.

She has often regarded her auntie as her ‘real mother’ for the care she and her siblings received from her (the auntie).

Nana Ama McBrown’s biological mother, Madam Cecilia Agyenim Boateng currently lives in Germany.


Nana Ama McBrown started her early education at St. Peter’s International Residential School.

She moved to Minnesota International School before joining Central International School — all in Kumasi.

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Nana Ama McBrown with fellow actor & actresses: From Right: the Late Bishop Nyarko, Nana Ama McBrown, Christiana Awuni & Emelia Brobbey

Nana Ama had her Junior high education at Kwadaso L.A. Junior Secondary School (J.S.S) where she dropped out and as a result, could not sit for the Basic Education Certificate Exams.

The Empress continued her education at the Prince of Peace School at Bantama Junction in Kumasi.

She proceeded to the College of Business to do a secretarial course with the intention of becoming a secretary one day.

Movie Career

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Left photo: Nana Ama McBrown with Bill Asamoah…Right photo: Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Nana Aba Anamoah, Nana Ama McBrown & Emelia Brobbey

Nana Ama McBrown’s  breakthrough in the movie industry is an interesting one that will make you go like, #Brimm!

So, Nana Ama answered an audition call made on radio and was initially hired as a costume artist by Samuel Nyamekye — movie director and owner of Miracle Films.

Whilst on set, Fred Amugi, who was the lead actor, was supposed to drive a KIA truck as the leader of a robbery gang but performed ‘abysmally’.

Nana Ama McBrown, who had driven a car like a professional on set the previous the day, was invited to ‘try‘ but surprised everyone on set including the director, Samuel Nyamekye, by driving the KIA truck like a ‘professional armed robber’, and that was it!

She has since not looked back.

Nana Ama’s first movie, That Day, which was released in 2001, became the launching pad for her career.

Her exposed talent earned her a spot in the TV series, Tentacles which was shown on GTV, Ghana’s national television.

Asoreba (church member)” — a complete Twi movie directed by Samuel Nyamekye in 2007, which co-starred Agya Koo and Mercy Asiedu was what shot Nana Ama McBrown to instant fame.


Love life for the buoyant Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama Mcbrown has been a roller coaster of a sort.

In fact, her love life ever since she became popular hasn’t been that smooth for her at all.

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List of men

Omar Sheriff Captan, a Ghanaian actor with whom Nana Ama McBrown co-starred in some movies, was at some point dating the Empress but the two somewhat publicly did not admit nor deny that.

Then came in Okyeame Kwame, the Rap Doctor sometime in 2004 who had a ‘thing’ going on with Nana Ama McBrown until the two love birds amicably decided to part ways.

After her relationship with Okyeame Kwame fell apart, she moved on and dated Nana Wiafe Akenteng of Asante Hemang in the Ashanti Region of Ghana sometime in 2006.

Unfortunately, that ‘marriage’, too, collapsed.

In August 2016, Nana Ama McBrown got married to Maxwell Mawu and two lovebirds have since remained as husband and wife.


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Nana Ama Mcbrown involved in an accident

In 2013, and in the wee hours of January 30th, Nana Ama McBrown and her then boyfriend, Maxwell Mawu Mensah, who were driving a black four-wheel-drive Range Rover got themselves involved in a fatal accident on the George Walker Bush Highway (N1), Lapaz, Accra.

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Praye Tiatia

This happened after she, together with Maxwell, had gone for a music video shoot for Praye Tiatia who had then parted ways with the Praye group.


Finally, finally, Nana Ama McBrown and Maxwell Mensah tied the knot in August, 2016 in a secret wedding after the two had courted for a long while.

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Nana Ama McBrown & husband, Maxwell Mawu Mensah

She had earlier indicated they were going to get married in April, 2016.

The private wedding was attended by only relatives, family members, and close friends of the two.

Daughter Maxine

After four years of marriage, Nana Ama McBrown became a mother for the first time on February 21st this year (2019).

Read full the details: Photos: Nana Ama McBrown shows her daughter Maxin Mawushi for the first time

Maxin Mawushi

Her daughter, who has been named Maxine Mawushi Mensah, is already a Youtube star, and has her “Baby Maxin TV” Youtube channel up and running.


  • Nnipa ye bad
  • Abro
  • He Is Mine”
  • Madam Joan
  • Nsem Pii
  • Kumasi Yonko
  • Odo Ntira
  • Love Comes Back
  • Kae Dabi
  • Asoreba
  • Wo Nyame som po ni
  • Alicia
  • Fools Paradise
  • Dea Ade Wo No
  • Girl Connection
  • Playboy
  • My Own Mother
  • Friday Night
  • Di Asempa (Osofo Maame)
  • Asabea (The Blind Girl)
  • Evil Heart
  • The Pastor’s Wife
  • Pastors Club
  • The End
  • Onyame ye Onyame
  • John and John (2017)
  • Sidechic Gang (2018)
  • Madam Joan 
  • Vagabonds (2018) 
  • Beautiful Soul (2008)
  • My Own Number
  • Fate of the Unfateful
  • Daughters of the Night
  • Dead End (2009)
  • My Bible

Awards and Honours

  • 2020 — TV Female Entertainment Show Host Of The Year 2019-2020 — @RTP Awards — Winner!
  • 2020 — TV Female Presenter Of The Year 2019-2020 — @RTP Awards — Winner!
  • 2020 — TV Entertainment Program Of The Year (host McBrown) — @RTP Awards — Winner!
  • 2020 — Excellence In Creative Arts — @Ghana Women Of The Year Honours — Honoured!
  • 2011 — Best English Actress @Kumawood Awards — Winner!
  • 2011 — Best Actress in Leading Role @Kumawood Awards — Winner!
  • 2011 — Best Traditional movie @Kumawood Awards — Winner!
  • 2011 — Best Story @Kumawood Awards — Winner!
  • 2016 — Favorite Actress @Ghana Movie Awards — Winner!
  • 2016 — Eurostar Best Dressed Female Celebrity on the red carpet @Ghana Movie Awards — Winner!
  • 2016 — Golden Actress in a comedy Movie (SideChic Gang) @Golden Movie Awards — Winner!
  • Face of Ghana Movies @City People Entertainment Awards — Winner!
  • 2014 — Best Actress of the Year (Ghana) @City People Movie Awards — Nominated
  • 2015 — Best Actress of the Year (Ghana) @City People Movie Awards — Nominated
  • 2015 — Hottest Ghanaian Actress In Nollywood @City People Entertainment Award — Nominated
  • 2018 — Best Actress In Leading Role (Sidechic Gang) @Africa Movie Academy Awards — Nominated


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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

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