Ebo, the Ashanti region’s representative for GMB 2023 said after her performance on August 13, 2023, that, in as much as funerals are important and a necessary ritual to bid farewell to loved ones, it’s more prudent to spend on people whilst they are alive.
This was after she has performed on how funerals are done in the Ashanti region as the ladies were tasked to exhibit how certain celebrations are done in their respective regions.
With her role and what she has achieved in the showbiz industry, it was worth it for Ghanaians to join in the celebration of Empress Nana Ama McBrown, a week after Ebo’s comments, to celebrate her birthday for over 3 hours on live television.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023, was the 46th birthday of Nana Ama McBrown, actress and host of Onua Showtime.
The celebration was pushed to Sunday, August 20, where she was idolised. Artiste managers Nii Noi and Kwesi Ernest joined entertainment analysts Mimi Andani and the legendary Fred Kyei Mensah, also an entertainment analyst and a music producer, with Grace Omaboe, aka Maame Dɔkono and Captain Smart, all joining to make her day memorable.
Each panelist gave some account of their personal experiences with McBrown since she came into the industry some 23 years ago, a session which was moderated by the fabled Maame Dɔkono.
A lot of gifts were showered on the Empress, ranging from variety of cakes from different companies, watches, perfumes, and etc. Also presenting gifts to the Showtime host were her crew, Ark Band which is the official band of the show, her friends, sponsors on Showtime and a host of others.
Studio audience and those who enjoyed the show from the forecourt of Media General stood to their feet throughout the performances of the great artistes that performed on the night.
Brother Sammy performed before the cake-cutting ceremony began, but had earlier been preceded by Perez Musik, 2021 Artiste of the Year, Diana Antwi Hamilton, and the venerable Akosua Agyapong, before Highlife sensation, Akwaboah Junior climaxed the show with a surprised performance.
Other artistes on the bill were Minister Paolo, Odehyeɛba Priscilla, and many others.