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TAKE2LIVE PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: AMA K. ABEBRESE

Ama Konadu Abebrese, popularly known as Ama K. Abebrese was born on 3rd May, 1980 in Kumasi, Ghana. She was however, raised in West London in the United Kingdom making her a dual citizen of both states.

She attended William Morris Sixth Form in Hammersmith after completing secondary school at Burlington Danes Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Dramaobtained at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, all in the United Kingdom.

Abebrese developed a love for acting after joining the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith) Summer Company as a youth. She was a regular TV presenter on the now defunct OBE TV in London, hosting and producing on a number of shows including One Touch, and the entertainment chat show, On The Sofa, where guests she has interviewed range from Akon to Ziggy Marley. She has interviewed the likes of Harrison Ford, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Star Wars director, George Lucas among notable others.

 

The seasoned actress who relocated in Ghana in 2009 was the Head of Own Productions at the then Viasat 1 television station in Ghana. She was the host of A Day in the Life TV show which aired on Viasat 1; she co hosted New Day on TV3 weekday mornings. In 2014, Abebrese was unveiled as Dark and Lovely’s Brand Ambassador for Ghana.

This beauty also has great compassion for kids as she is a “Child Safety Icon” for the charity SafeChild Ghana, an organization whose primary goal is to keep the children safe from harm. The ever charitable Ama usually makes huge donations to help the needy in the community. The most impactful philanthropic work she did was drive a sizeable number of people to donate blood to help those in urgent need of blood transfusion.

Ama has set herself aside to champion an anti-bleaching course and is the founder of the “I Love My Natural Skintone” campaign. The campaign seeks to address issues of colorism and encourage Africans and people of color to embrace their natural skin tones and resist from the often harmful practice of skin bleaching. The focus is mostly on females to appreciate their different and unique skin tones, with the assertion that beauty comes in all different shades.

Konadu is among the most decorated actresses in Ghana and Africa at large. The international award-winning film, Sinking Sands, in which she played the role of Pabi, received 12 nominations at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards, including “Best Actress in a Leading Role”, the film won four awards, including “Best Film”. Others film credits are Revele film’s Elmina and London Get Problem. She starred and co-produced the movie Double-Cross, which won two awards for “Best Cinematography” and “Best Hair and Make Up” at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards.

The talented Ama also starred alongside Idris Elba in the Netflix movie, Beasts of No Nation directed by Cary Fukunaga. Abebrese is listed among Africa’s Top 20 Actors and Actresses by http://FilmContacts.com. She was named among C Hub Magazine’s 100 most influential ‘African Women Influencers’ of the era 2014/15. She was ranked the Number 1 Most Influential TV and Radio Host 2015 on the Ghana Social Media Rankings List. 

The 37 year old beauty has denied rumours of she dating both Ghanaian footballer, Kwadwo Asamoah and Ghanaian rapper, D-Cryme. She is neither married nor bore kids but is a mother to several kids in Ghana and beyond; including Abraham Attah, who played her son, Agu, in Beast of No Nation.

 

 

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