Grace Omaboe, popularly known as Maame Dokono, a highly decorated veteran Ghanaian actress, singer, television personality is one of the most loved personalities in Ghana.
Date of Birth
Grace Omaboe was born an entertainer and her influence and authority have been felt in every department of show business – making her the face of Ghanaian show business for decades.
Before her, there was none of her kind and after her prime; we are still looking out for the next.
She tinkered with almost every sector of the industry and excelled. She did scriptwriting, acting, radio and TV presenting, fashion, music, and entrepreneurship and nailed every one of them to perfection.
From humble beginnings as a scriptwriter for one of the legendary television series of all time, Osofo Dadzie – Grace Omaboe parlayed that into significant strides on the screens.
She honed her skills as an influential member of the Abetifi Girls School and accepted to be a scriptwriter for the Osofo Dadzie group and after the group was disbanded, legendary producer, Nana Bosompra, encouraged her to act in a series she co-produced called Keteke on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and that began her first acting role.
After a while, she rebranded the TV series and changed the title to Obra – the longest-showing television series ever to grace the screens in Ghana.
Maame Dokono was not only limited to local content on TV; she was also a force in filmmaking in Ghana, part of a generation of actors that made Ghana a go-to movie hub in Africa, starring in several English-oriented movies like Crossfire, Sacrifice, Expectations and many more.
Her ability to spearhead the By The Fireside television series and how impactful she was at the basic school level is nothing compared to what she did to the talk show segments on radio and television in the following years.
In late 90s into 2000s, she engineered such a ground-breaking movement on radio, via the talk show, Odo Ne Asomdwee on the now-defunct Choice FM.
The show was hinged on violence and abuse against children and women and in months after its commencement, the show became a major hit in the capital.
Maame Dokono’s prowess was always tested and she more than excelled in that regard as she followed up on every case with the appropriate authorities in getting results for victims and punitive measures for the accused.
Odo Ne Asomdwee was arguably the most popular afternoon show on radio at the time, with the whole capital hooked onto what case she was going to unravel and solve.
The show was so important that it was imperative for many across other regions to get involved and be afforded the opportunity to see how such critical matters were discussed and solved and then came Metro TV.
With the popular show on television, nothing was stopping Maame Dokono in her quest to becoming the most-loved celebrity in the country.
Omaboe hails from Nyafuman in the Birim North District of Ghana. She attended Abetifi Girls School.
Grace Omaboe was married but divorced. She has six children with two based in the United States, two in the Netherlands, and the rest in Ghana.