Ama Konadu Abebrese is an award-winning actress, television presenter and producer, born on the 3 of May 1980 in Kumasi, Ghana but was raised in West London, United Kingdom. She attended William Morris Sixth Form in Hammersmith after completing her secondary school in Burlington Danes Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in ‘Media Arts and Drama’ obtained at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.
Ama started her training at Youth Culture Television (YCTV) in London, an organization started by Sabrina Guinness on the TV show ‘challenge Aneeka’.
She was a presenter at BBC2 youth show ‘Pass da Mic ‘and a guest presenter on the ‘English File’ educational series. She developed a love for acting after joining 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 promoting 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 people.
Ama K Abebrese first came into the acting scene in 2006 with a cameo role in the movie ‘London Get Problem’. She then featured in other movies like ‘Sinking Sand’ and ‘Elmina’ both in 2010. In 2011, she featured in the award-winning movie ‘Ties That Bind’ and then continued with Praising the Lord, Double Cross, The Beast of No Nation and The Cursed Ones released recently in 2015.
Ama has had fourteen nominations and won seven awards. She has received both national and international recognition for her work. Sinking Sands received 12 nominations at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards, including ‘’Best Actress in a Leading Role’’, the film won four awards, including ‘’Best Film’’. She starred and co-produced Double Cross which won two awards at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards.
In 2014, Ama K was unveiled as Dark and Lovely’s Brand Ambassador for Ghana. She is the founder of ‘I Love My Natural Skin tone’ campaign, which seeks to address issues of colorism and encourage Africans and people to embrace their natural skin tones and resist bleaching. Ama is a ‘Child Safety Icon’ for the charity ‘SafeChild Ghana’, an organization whose primary goal is to keep the children safe from harm.
She was the host of ‘A Day in the Life’ TV show which aired on Viasat 1.