The name Maame Dokono is not new in the showbiz industry following her enormous contribution towards the development of the creative industry in the past.
Grace Omaboe as she is known in real life has been acting for several years and it has really paid off, we at Zionfelix.net can authoritatively say. We were at her abode located at Adenta in Accra and everything showed that she made fortunes from the acting business.
Aside from living in a mansion somewhere in the capital of Ghana, Maame Dokono also has countless awards to boast of. During the visit to the 1964 born house when Gloria Osei Sarfo presented goodies and cash to her on the Efiewura actress’ birthday, Zionfelix.net saw the numerous plaques and citations she has been rewarded with.
These memorable tablets given in recognition of her service, effort, and achievement proved that she has helped the movie industry in diverse ways. Just check out Maame Dokono’s plaques and citations we captured from her house on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. She told us that these are not all the awards she has received in her life as some were in other rooms.
About Maame Dokono
Grace Omaboe, also known as Maame Dokono, is a Ghanaian actress, television personality, author, and unsuccessful politician. She run the former Peace and Love Orphanage which is now Graceful Grace school in Accra.
She was initially a writer on Osofo Dadzi in the 70s when she was encouraged by Nana Bosom Pra to act in a series she co-produced called Keteke. Omaboe first started acting in the Keteke TV series on Ghanaian State-owned TV, GBC TV. She moved on from there to become one of the most sought-after actors of her time when she starred in and produced the 1980s/1990s Akan drama series Obra on GBC TV. Popularly known as Maame Dokono (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 Kwaku Ananse 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 Birim North Constituency in the Eastern Region. In 2008 Omaboe defected to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Omaboe claims 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.