Nana was born in London but raised in Ghana and Nigeria from the ages of 9 to 24. She graduated from the University of South Wales with a BA in Drama & Performance in 2014
Nana also graduated with a BA in European Studies & French from Liverpool John Moores University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth
In 1999 joined BWCAS (Builth Wells Community Arts), first performing as a jazz singer in A Little Below Heaven, ‘Mrs Cherry Owen’ in Under Milk Wood, multiple roles in Oh! What a Lovely War, a singer in Love, Love, Love, an adaptation of Twelfth Night, ‘Nina’/ ‘Granny Grusinia’ Whose Child Is It Anyway, an adaptation of The Caucasian Chalk Cirle, and as a female ‘Black Caesar’ in Our Country’s Good.
Nana has also performed as a singer in Peter Morgan-Barnes 2012 Welsh and English bilingual opera, Island of Glass (Ynys O Wydr)2012) with Merthyr Community Arts and more recently, as a singer in John E McGrath’s Mother Courage and Her Children (2015)
Television credits include appearing in several episodes of Pobl Y Cwym, Casualty and Dr Who, then for other production companies in Trollied, several appearances in Stella and recently Born to Kill.
Nana also took part in a TV pilot Ride Along Grannies (Thoroughly Modern Media, London).
In 2014, Nana was a best support actress nominee for my role as a ‘Cafė Customer in It’s My Shout’s BBC’s production, Hitched. Then in 2015, in Inga Burrows short pilot film, a studio artist in My Finest Hour-and-an-Half.
Recently, Nana was invited to star in the forthcoming BBC One/Brontë Film & TV, Comoran Strike as a ‘Nigerian Woman’
Nana performs an eclectic number of music, from gospel, jazz, soul, R&B and choral. She has recently joined the Builth Wells Ladies Choir.