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Grace Omaboe (Mame Dokono)

Grace Omaboe (Mame Dokono)

Basic Information

DATE OF BIRTH: June 10, 1946
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PLACE OF BIRTH: Birim North
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Introduction

About

Grace Omaboe, widely known as Maame Dokono, is a prominent Ghanaian figure with a diverse career spanning acting, singing, television hosting, writing, and even a venture into politics. Born on June 10, 1946, in Birim North, in the Eastern region of Ghana, she attended Abetifi Girls School.

Her journey into the entertainment industry began as a scriptwriter for the legendary television series "Osofo Dadzie." Encouraged by Nana Bosompra, a legendary producer, she transitioned into acting in the series "Keteke" on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and later rebranded it to "Obra," becoming the longest-running television series in Ghana.

Grace Omaboe, affectionately called Maame Dokono after a character she portrayed as a kenkey seller, went on to become one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. Her influence extended beyond acting as she co-hosted the educational storytelling TV program "By The Fire Side" for kids. She starred in numerous Ghanaian movies, including "Kwaku Ananse" (2013) and "Children of the Mountain" (2016).


In addition to her entertainment career, Grace Omaboe delved into politics. She stood as a parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in New Abirem for Birim North Constituency in the Eastern Region in 2000 and 2004. She later defected to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008. Despite facing challenges and legal issues related to her orphanage, she quit politics in 2016, citing it as a waste of time and money.

Her contributions to the entertainment industry were acknowledged when she received an honor at the 3Music Awards. In 2017, she was selected as the President of the Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) jury.

Grace Omaboe's personal life has seen challenges, including two marriages and divorces. She has six children, with two based in the United States, two in the Netherlands, and the rest in Ghana. Her relationships, including a speculated romance with David Dontoh during their days on "Keteke" and "Obra," have been subjects of interest. Grace Omaboe, however, openly discussed their past relationship, acknowledging that they dated for a while but decided against marriage due to irreconcilable differences.

Grace Omaboe's enduring influence on Ghanaian show business, her significant achievements, and her ability to excel in various entertainment sectors make her a revered figure in the country's cultural landscape.


Reference: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Omaboe

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