She was born May 3, 1980 in Ghana and raised in West London in the United Kingdom.
Ama had her secondary education at Burlington Danes Academy and later at William Morris Sixth Form in Hammersmith.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts and Drama at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, United Kingdom.
Ama K. Abebrese had her training at Youth Culture Television (YCTV) in London, an organization commenced by Sabrina Guinness on the TV show Challenge Anneka.
She had a strong passion for acting after joining the Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith) Summer Company as a youth. Abebrese 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.
Ama is creative, skillful and highly talented Ghanaian actress known for good interpretation of roles in movies. She has become a regular face in Ghanaian movie industry.
Ama K Abebrese has starred in several Ghanaian movies, some of which are:
• Double Cross
• Sinking Sand
• Beasts of no Nation
• The Cursed Ones
• Ties That Bind London Get Problem
• The Burial of Kojo
• Interception and others.
She is a veteran television presenter with over two decades experience. She is a presenter on BBC2, OBE TV, Viasat 1, TV3, Ebonylife TV and many more On The Sofa, where guests are interviewed. Eminent personalities interviewed include Akon to Ziggy Marley, Harrison Ford, Ne-Yo, 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 movie also 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.
She co hosted New Day on TV3 Weekday mornings.
In 2013, Ama alongside Nollywood actress Dakore and comedian Ayo Makun hosted the 2013 edition of the AMAA Awards.
She was named among C Hub Magazine’s 100 most influential ‘African Women Influencers’ 2014/2015. She was ranked the Number 1 Most Influential TV and Radio Host 2015 on the Ghana Social Media Rankings List.
She won the 2011 Best Actress in a Leading Role at the AMAA Awards for her stellar performance in Sinking Sands. Her film credits includes Azali (film) which is Ghana first ever selection for the Oscars; and the 2015 Netflix movie Beasts of No Nation directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Idris Elba.
She plays the mother to lead young actor Abraham Attah who plays Agu.
Ama Abebrese also made the list of Africa’s Top 20 Actors and Actresses by FilmContacts.com. She is the narrator and producer on the Blitz Bazawule Film, The Burial of Kojo which was acquired by Array and was released on Netflix.
Ama is the founder of “I Love My Natural Skintone, Say No to skin Bleaching”, a campaign launched in 2014 to encourage Black Africans to be proud of their skin and avoid using bleaching cream which has health implications.
Ama is also a strong advocate for Child Safety, an organization set up to keep children safe from harmful substances in their environment. She is dark, lovely and a Brand Ambassador designate for Ghana.
Ama K Abebrese is a recipient of several awards, some and most recent of which are:
• 2010 Media Personality Award at Ghana UK-Based Achievement Awards.
• 2011 Best actress in a leading role at the African Movie Academy Awards.
• 2011 Best actress at Zimbabwe International Film Festival
• 2013 Salute to the Diaspora Award at AU Diaspora African Mission Award
• 2013 African Film Personality at Screen Nation Film and TV Awards.
• 2014 TV Hostess of the year (Ghana) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• 2014 Noble Care Foundation at the Noble Women Awards.
• 2016 Golden supporting Actress Drama at Golden Awards.
• 2017 Best actress at Newark International Film Festival Awards and several nominations too numerous to mention here.
Her Net Worth
Ama K. Abebrese is one of the most famous Ghanaian actresses, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.