Ama K. Abebrese

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Ama K. Abebrese
Born Kumasi, Ghana
Nationality British Ghanaian
Other names Ama K
Occupation Actress, Television Presenter, Producer

Ama K. Abebrese is an award-winning actress, television presenter and producer.[1][2] She was born in Ghana and raised in West London in the United Kingdom.[3] 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[4] She was named among C Hub magazine's 100 most influential 'African Women Influencers' of the era 2014/15. [5]

She is an accomplished television presenter, having started hosting TV shows in her teens on YCTV in London, she has presented on BBC2, OBE TV, Viasat 1 TV3 and many more.


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 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.[6] She developed a love for acting after joining the Lyric_Theatre_(Hammersmith) Summer Company as a youth. 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. She has interviewed the likes of Harrison Ford, Neyo, Rihanna, and Star Wars director George Lucas among notable others.[7]

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. [8] 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. [9][10]

In 2013, Ama alongside Nollywood actress Dakore and comedian Ayo Makun hosted the 2013 edition of the AMAA Awards.[11][12]


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Cursed Ones Chinue
2015 Interception Raquel
2015 Beasts of No Nation Mother
2014 Double-Cross Effie
2013 Praising the Lord, plus one Rebecca Commey
2011 Ties That Bind Buki
2010 Sinking Sands Pabi
2010 Elmina Araba
2006 London Get Problem Cameo

Promotional Work[edit]

In 2014, Ama K was unveiled as Dark and Lovely's Brand Ambassador for Ghana.[13]


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[14]

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[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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

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