Nana Yaa Brefo Biography and net worth

By | December 17, 2022

Nana Yaa Brefo is a Ghanaian television/radio personality and entrepreneur. She owns Nana’s Pizza & Food, Nana’s Delivery, and Nana’s Chop Bar in Accra. She is currently a worker at Media General’s Onua FM. Nana Yaa is the host of “Yen Nsempa” on Onua 95.1 FM.

Profile Summary of Nana Yaa 


Real name: Deborah Nana Yaa Brefo Danso
Date of Birth: December 31, 1977
Age: 46 years old
Birthplace: Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region
Hometown: Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region
Tribe: Fante
Facebook: Nana Yaa Brefo
Instagram: @nanayaabrefo

Early Life & Family Background

Nana Yaa was born in Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region on December 31, 1977. She grew up in Takoradi and then came to Accra. She is 46 years old and the last born of five children. She has four siblings, two sisters and two brothers. Yaa is a Fante and a native of Sekondi-Takoradi.


Educational Background

She completed her Junior high school education at Ridge International School, Sekondi-Takoradi, and proceeded to Fijai Senior High School. She finished high school at Fijai, and from there, she enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She completed GIJ in 2002.


She is married to Joseph Nii Otto Larkai, a Ghanaian based in the United States, and this is her third marriage.


She has a son called Nana Kofi from her first marriage.


Nana Yaa Brefo son

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Media Career

She began her career with The Statesman and then TV3. She has also worked with PEACE FM, owned by Despite Media Group, and Asempa FM. From there, Yaa Brefo joined Adom FM/Adom TV and hosted programs like Bedwam on Multimedia Media Ghana’s Adom TV and other programs and events. She willingly resigned in 2020 and joined ABN.

At Angel Broadcasting network, Nana Yaa Brefo Danso worked as a co-host of Anopa Bofuo, a morning show and host of Ghana Apaawa on Angel FM 102.9 and Angel TV. She sometimes worked as a reporter. She was also the head of News TV at Angel FM/TV. In 2023, Yaa resigned from ABN and then joined Media General on February 1, 2024. She is currently the host of “Yen Nsempa” on Onua 95.1 FM, a subsidiary of Media General Ghana. 


  • Female TV Presenter of the Year – GN Bank Awards 2015. 
  • Most Popular Television host of the Year – Television Ghana Awards 2014.


In July 2018, Yaa was honored by Riches Theological University with a Doctorate in Journalism and Humanity.


  • Nana’s Pizza & Foods
  • Nana’s Delivery
  • Nana’s Chop Bar 

Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $400,000.

FAQs about Nana Yaa Brefo

• where is Nana Yaa Brefo working now?
She is working at Onua 95.1 FM now.

• Is Nana Yaa Brefo married?
Yes, she is married.