Ama K. Abebrese
|Ama K. Abebrese|
|Other names||Ama K|
|Occupation||Actress, Television Presenter, Producer|
Ama K. Abebrese is an award-winning actress, television presenter and producer. She was born in Ghana and raised in the United Kingdom. She won the 2011 Best Actress in a Leading Role at the AMAA Awards for her performance in Sinking Sands. Her film credits includes the Cary Fukunaga directed Beasts of No Nation which stars Idris Elba. She plays the mother to Abraham Attah who plays Agu. Ama K is listed among Africa's Top 20 Actors and Actresses by FilmContacts.com.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in 'Media Arts and Drama' obtained at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
Ama K started her training at 'YCTV' (Youth Culture Television) in London, an organization started by Sabrina Guinness on the TV show Challenge Anneka. She was a presenter on BBC2 youth show Pass da Mic and a guest presenter on the English File educational series. Ama K 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. As a presenter interviewed the likes of Harrison Ford, Neyo, Rihanna, and Star Wars director George Lucas among notable others.
Her film credits include the international multiple award winning film Sinking Sands, directed by 2011 BAFTA LA and Pan African Film Festival prize winner Leila Djansi. The film received 12 nominations at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards, including "Best Actress in a Leading Role", the film won 4 awards, including "Best Film". Others film credits are Revele film's Elmina and London Get Problem. She starred and co produced Double-Cross movie which won 2 awards for 'Best Cinematography' and 'Best Hair and Make Up' at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards. She is the former Head of Own Productions at Viasat 1 television station in Ghana. She was the host of A Day in the Life TV show which aired on Viasat 1 and co hosts New Day on TV3 weekday mornings. 
Awards won include the 2010 "Media Personality" at the Ghana UK Based Achievement Awards (GUBA) ; 2011 "Best Actress in a Leading Role" at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAS) and 2013 "International African Film Personality" at the Screen Nation Awards.
|2015||The Cursed Ones||Chinue|
|2015||Beasts of No Nation||Mother|
|2013||Praising the Lord, plus one||Rebecca Commey|
|2011||Ties That Bind||Buki|
|2006||London Get Problem||Cameo|
In 2014, Ama K was unveiled as Dark and Lovely's Brand Ambassador for Ghana.
Ama K is the founder of the 'I Love My Natural Skintone' campaign, which 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
Ama K is a 'Child Safety Icon' for the charity 'SafeChild Ghana', an organization whose primary goal is to keep the children safe from harm.
Awards and nominations
|2010||Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards||Media Personality||Won|
|2011||Zimbabwe International Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|2011||African Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Won|
|2011||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Pan African Actress||Nominated|
|2011||Screen Nation Film & TV Awards||Best West African Actress||Nominated|
|2011||Ghana Movie Awards||Best Discovery||Nominated|
|2012||African Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2012||Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Nation Film & TV Awards||African Film Personality||Won|
|2013||AU Diaspora African Mission||Salute to the Diaspora Award||Won|
|2014||Noble Woman Award||Noble Care Foundation||Won|
|2014||City People Entertainment Awards||TV Hostess of the Year (Ghana)||Won|
|2014||Ghana Movie Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3848310/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Facebook Fanpage https://www.facebook.com/Amakonline?ref=hl Twitter https://twitter.com/ama_k_abebrese
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