For everyone who have come across Ama K. Abebrese will agree with me that she is just one happy-go-lucky girl who will give her all to achievement as well as put that glimpse of smile on your face. Simple, she loves to be happy.
When I first had the chance of interviewing her then about a year ago at the press launch of the movie Sinking Sands (a movie that won her the Best Actress Award at the 7th annual African Movie Academy Awards amidst the duo of Genevieve Nnaji and Omoni Oboli), I was given just ten minutes or there about, yet I felt I had had the whole years to myself talking to one brilliance of nature. Fast forward a year later, this time I was seated right in front of the same lady for close to half-an-hour but this time, the discussion was more relaxed, fun and even my heart was at joy because ‘yes, it’s another feat talking to a young personality who is achieving her dreams’, this was what I murmured inside of me before I dashed my first question out.
Time check, it was exactly midday and venue was right in her office right in the premises of Viasat 1 in the Labone area of Accra and trust me that the sun was scorching friendly but that never ran us (my camera man & I) down. ‘This is what we are talking about. You have done well for yourself’, was what I eavesdrop on my camera man and Ama during their exchange of pleasantries. From her tender age till date, she had a dream and thus the dreamer is alive to see the fulfillment of the dreams. She loves her family so much that she never ended a full sentence without reminding me that, ‘I owe it all to my wonderful family’. At a point in time during the interview, I paused and tried picturing what her family as a whole looks likes then she caught me there and then told me that ‘we are one big happy family. We keep in touch every tick of the clock’.
Before I ended the whole question and answer thing probably I wish you were here to tell who was interviewing who because Ama is just a sweetheart who loves to know about what goes around her but not withstanding, I churned out what acting is to her and on her AMAA awards which she came out tops, and recently has been nominated again and stands the chance of picking it again - what's the feeling like?
She shed more light on what life is like producing for Viasat 1 and then she was very creative in telling me what her new year resolution is, lucky me I should say. We couldn’t have ended the day without an encouragement or two for young people across Africa at large from the lady who told me that the ‘K’ in her name stands for ‘Konadu’. ‘Are you related to the former first lady?’ I quickly asked, no pun intended though…
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