Tag: AmA K Abebrese


Speakers Announced: Pan-African Women Forum #Changing Our Story

Face2face Africa invites you to the anticipated Pan-African Women Forum, the official kick-off event to the 2017 Pan-African Weekend

Come spend a sensational and memorable evening with powerful, trailblazing women of African descent from various industries as they share their inspirational journeys and important life and business lessons that will inspire and invigorate your life.

The forum will present two riveting panel discussions featuring women in business, technology, fashion, media, and more, followed by a Q&A session.

Featured Speakers 

Fumbi Chima, Chief Information Officer Burberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Quist, Managing Director
Airtel Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ama K. Abebrese, Award-Winning Actress
“Beast of No Nation”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adenah Bayoh, Entrepreneur and Real-Estate Developer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abrima Erwiah,
Co-founder & President
Studio 189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mushiya Tshikuka,
Entrepreneur & TV Personality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Speakers:

Dana Reed, CEO, The Africa Center
Uchente Emuleomo, VP of Corporate Counsel, Prudential

Cheryl Wills, TV Anchor, NY1
Chiney Ogwumike, WNBA Player
Wendy Osefo, Professor and Political Commentator
Mimi Plange, Fashion Designer
You can register for the event here

The Ama.K Abrebese Foundation…. Say No To Skin Bleaching & Skin Toning Campaign

Ama K Abrebese launches anti Skin Bleaching Campaign

 

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After reading a report on ‘Skin Bleaching’  by the former Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, and his call for an anti skin bleaching campaign to be launched. Ama K Abebrese decided to heed to that call with the Love Your Natural Skin tone… Say No to Skin bleaching and Skin Toning campaign. She has enlisted the help of fellow media personalities singer and actress Paulina Oduro, actress Nana Ama McBrown and model Hamamat Montia

Skin Bleaching is highly prevalent in Ghana and seems to be on the increase, it has over the years come to be rebranded as skin ‘toning’.  However skin toning is no difference from skin bleaching.

untitled 1The campaign brings together these personalities with different skin tones that range from darker skinned to lighter skinned.  The aim of the campaign is to encourage Ghanaians to love their natural skin tone they were born with, and resist the practice of skin bleaching. To highlight the risks and dangers of using different chemicals, lotions pills etc that are associated with decreasing the melanin in the skin by bleaching. To also get as many discussing the topic of skin bleaching/toning and incite debates about the issues regarding bleaching. This campaign is not about judgment or pointing fingers as to whom has bleached or has not bleached, but about uplifting the beauty of the  natural African skin and rejecting the notion that black skin in all its different shades is not beautiful.

The campaign  created by the Ama K. Abebrese Foundation,  is supported by DDP Outdoors Ltd, RVQ Visuals Studios, Dzidzis, The Wolfpack Life, Signature Qlass and media support from TV3, Citi FM, Daily Guide, Newsone, The Mirror and The Finder.

It has already been launched online, and there billboards that have been mounted in various streets in Accra and Kumasi. You can join the campaign here – https://www.facebook.com/ilovemynaturalskintone

Check out the promotional video below

Follow the official  campaign hashtags – #ilovemynaturalskintone   #saynotoskinbleaching

 

New talk show in town…

Ama K brings the celebrities to your doorstep

 

Ghanaian actress, TV presenter and TV producer, Ama K Abebrese is set to host her first major TV show in Ghana. Ama will host the new lifestyle/chat show, ‘A Day in The Life’ on Viasat1 starting from Sunday, September 2.

The series will see Ama K spending a day with different celebrities and personalities, recording and documenting their interesting lifestyles and activities.

She comments, “It is not your average lifestyle/talk show as the show gives an insight into the guests. You get to see them from the morning to the evening and see what an average day is like in their lives”.

Ama K. Abebrese who began her TV career in the UK, is no stranger to interviewing top personalities.

She has interviewed UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, rocker Mick Jagger, football legend Kevin Keegan, Akon, Ziggy Marley, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Rihanna and several international super stars.

Since her return to Ghana, Ama has been concentrating on her acting career which has seen her win several awards including the 2011 African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in A Leading for ‘Sinking Sands’. She is also the Head of Local Productions at Viasat 1 Ghana.

‘A Day in The Life’ airs every Sunday evening on Viasat1 at 8pm.

Source: Ghanaweb

Ghanaian Film: Sinking Sands on DVD!

Leila Djansi’s ‘Sinking Sands’ now available on DVD

Leila Djansi’s award winning film Sinking Sands has now become available to purchase on DVD. The film tells the story of Pabi, a teacher whose once happy marriage turns into one of abuse and violence when her husband, Jimah becomes disfigured in a domestic accident.

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It stars Haitian actor Jimmy-Jean Louis, Ghanaian-British TV presenter and producer Ama K Abebrese and Yemi Blaq. The film has won several awards since its release, including Best West African Movie, Best Costume, Best Picture and Best Production at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards and Best Actress at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

Sinking Sands can be purchased here: http://www.sinkingsandsmovie.com/buy-now.html

By Yaa Nyarko

Ghanaian Film: Ties That Bind Preview

The Ghanaian director who brought us the award winning Sinking Sands starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ama K. Abebrese and Yemi Blaq is back with a new film, Ties That Bind. Leila Djansi again teams up with Hollywood, Nollywood and Ghallywood actors and actress to star in her new film.

Ties That Bind tells the story of 3 women from different backgrounds who share a similar pain and their journey to find redemption, love, life and forgiveness. The film features Kimberly Elise, Ama K. Abebrese, Omotola Ekeinde, Randall Batinkoff and John Dumelo. Check out the trailer below:

By Yaa Nyarko

Ghanaian Actor: Majid Michel

Majid Michel Wins a Screen Nation Award!

Majid MichaelThe 7th annual Screen Nation Film & TV Awards was held on Sunday night the 16th of October at the London’s IndigO2, and what a star-studded events it was! Stars of black film and television were there, including Clark Peters, Clint Dyer, Amanda Foster, Tameka Empson, Ama K Abebrese, Arnold Oceng and many more. The event was attended by guests from the film, music and television industry.

The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards celebrates black celebrates black film and television actors &actress, producers, directors from not just the UK but Europe and around the world. So it was great to see Majid Michel beat Ramsey Nouah, Mike Ezuruonye, Osita Iheme, John Dumelo and Kakeem Kae Kazim to win the award for Best West African Actor. Congratulations Majid, keep making Ghana proud!

Meet Ama K Abebrese

Ama K. Abebrese is a British television presenter, producer and actress of Ghanaian origin. In 2011 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Abebrese began her training at ‘Youth Culture Television’ in London, an organisation started by Sabrina Guinness on the TV show Challenge Anneka. She was a presenter on BBC2’s youth show Pass da Mic and the English File educational series.[3] Abebrese was a regular TV presenter on OBE TV, 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.

Not to forget she has the whole package, she is also a trained actor, Ama K, has featured as part of the Lyric Theatre summer company in the play ‘Chinese Whispers’ on the London stage. She also portrayed the lead female role in the short play Three Nights at the Diroma Theatre in London. She played a cameo role in the 2006 African film London Get Problem.

An accomplished television producer Ama K’s co-producing credits include Fresh Act, a reality television show format that sought to find actors and actresses for a TV drama, the first its kind to be produced on a UK Minority ethnic TV channel. She produced and presented in 2008 a six part series filmed on location in Johannesburg called South Africa Business Profile. She is also a producer on long standing shows One Touch and On the Sofa.

Final words… hmm this beautiful diva certainly stands out from the crowd, her bubbly character and wonderful persona just stuns us all, if you’ve see her do what she does best you certainly would agree with me. She is certainly doing us Ladies proud in today’s Ghana/uk modern industry.

By CLOUDIA