Personality Profile: Grace Omaboe; A veteran Ghanaian actress

Grace Omaboe, also known as Maame Dokono, is a Ghanaian actress, television personality, author and unsuccessful politician.

She ran the former Peace and Love Orphanage which is now Graceful Grace school in Accra.

Madam Omaboe hails from Nyafuman in theBirim North District of Ghana of Ghana.

Grace Omaboe was initially a writer on Osofo Dadzi in the 70s when she was encouraged by the late Nana Bosom Pra to act in a series she co-produced called Keteke.

She first started acting in the Keteke TV series on Ghanaian state- owned TV, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

She moved on from there to become one of the most sought after actress of her time when she starred in and produced the 1980s/1990s Akan drama series Obra on GBC TV.

Popularly known as MaameDokono (after she played a character as a kenkey seller), she moved on to feature in several Ghanaian movies both Akan and English. She starred in the 2013 short ‘KwakuAnanse’ and ‘Children of the Mountain (2016).

In 2000 and 2004 Omaboe stood as parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC)  in New Abirim for Abirim North Constituency in the Eastern Region.

In 2008 Omaboe defected to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).  Omaboe claimed that the NDC fabricated stories against her, which required her to fight and win a court case brought against her orphanage for criminal negligence.

She quit politics in 2016, saying it was a waste of time, money, and full of people telling untruths.

Omaboe was selected to be President of the 2017 Golden Movie Awards Africa (GMAA) jury.

Grace Omaboe has six children with two based in the US, two in Holland and the rest in Ghana.

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