Entertainment of Thursday, 14 December 2017
Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama McBrown, has revealed she dropped out of Junior High School while in form 2.
She also disclosed she never got the chance to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) while a student at Kwadaso L.A. J.S.S.
According to her, the large family size at the time coupled with the economic situation did not favour her to complete school and had to bow of school early in pursuit of other interests especially professional football.
“I dropped out of JSS because my parents were unable to finance my education. I don’t have a certificate even though I wish I had,” she disclosed to students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during this year’s edition of ‘Tek Talk’.
Though she observed that it has remained one of the major challenges in her life, it does not suggest the end of life as she appears to be doing well in other areas.
She, however, hinted of plans to further her education in the near future.
“Me I don’t have a degree or educational certificates but I will do them some day. I want to use this opportunity to urge you not to allow challenges like this to weigh you down.
“Be yourself and do not strive to be like Nana Ama McBrown because you will remain in my shadow if you want to be like me,” she advised.
Felicity Ama Agyemang known as Nana Ama McBrown is an actress and a music writer. She found mainstream success following her rousing performance in the Twi-language movie Asoreba. Asoreba is often cited as the movie that ushered Twi-language Ghanaian movies into the mainstream, a fact that is attributed to Nana Ama’s performance in the film.
Although often overshadowed by her English-speaking counterparts across West Africa, Nana Ama, in recent years has gathered a strong loyal following of her own among Ghanaians.