Maria Yayra Mensah Biography

Maria Yayra

Maria Yayra Mensah Portela is the co-host of TV3 Talented Kids. She is a beautiful young Ghanaian actress, television presenter, content creator, and brand influencer.

Maria Yayra Mensah was born on May 29, 2005, in Accra, Ghana, to a Ghanaian mother and a Spanish father. She is 17 years old and the only child of her parents. Maria is an Ewe.

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She completed her junior high school education in 2020 and gained admission to Methodist Girls Senior High School at Mamfe, Eastern Region, Ghana, in 2021. She is currently a student of Meghis offering General Arts and will complete in 2024.


Portela started acting when she was only six years old. She began appearing in Television commercials after completing an audition, and her performances landed her a role in the YOLO television series produced by Farm House Productions. She played the role of a smart young girl named little Derby and appeared in just a few scenes of the teen series.

From there, Maria became the co-host of TV3 Talented Kids, and this became possible with the help of Farm House Productions. She was auditioned and got selected for the job, and she has already co-hosted about three seasons of TV3 Talented kids.

Portela dreams of one day becoming one of the best Television presenters in Ghana. She looks up to TV3 Ghana’s Berla Mundi and other female media personalities in Ghana. She is doing well with her performance showcased so far as a television host. There’s no doubt she will become one of the greats someday.

In 2021, she got nominated in three categories at the Ghana Business And Entertainment Industry Award (GEBIA). They include TV/Show host of the year, brand influencer of the year, and social media influencer of the year.


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