It may be surprising to discover that the actress and media personality Nana Ama McBrown did not initially possess that name.
In a live-streamed Q&A session with her fans, she disclosed that the name McBrown was bestowed upon her by her late uncle, Papa Kofi McBrown. She explained that her late uncle had acquired the McBrown name through his endeavours while working abroad.
“May God bless my uncle, Papa Kofi McBrown. I can never let go of my name; the name ‘McBrown’ is exceptional.
“My uncle taught me a lot of things. He didn’t get that name by chance; he was a good person and God took him to a good place. His honesty and loyalty caused someone to give him that name. I will talk about it later,” she said.
“When he came back to Ghana, he didn’t recognise me because he left when I was younger. He later came around my house and got introduced to me. That was when he decided to take me as his own. He took me, gave me the ‘McBrown’ name, and asked me to take care of the name.
“My name was Felicity Agyeman; all my mates in Kwadaso and Prince of Peace Girls SHS can attest to that. When he changed the name, it went from Felicity Agyeman to Nana Ama Agyeman McBrown. So I can let go of it,” she disclosed.
Nana Ama McBrown gained fame for her portrayal in the television series Tentacles. Subsequently, she achieved widespread recognition through her performance in the Twi-language film Asoreba.
In 2016, she tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Maxwell Mawu Mensah, and welcomed a baby girl in February 2019 in Canada.
Her acting career boasts a diverse array of movies, and she has garnered numerous awards for her outstanding contributions to the industry.