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Grace Omaboe

Grace Omaboe

A Multifaceted Talent and Philanthropist

1946

Early Life and Education
10 June 1946

Early Life and Education

Grace Omaboe, also known as Maame Dokono's roots can be traced back to Nyafuman in the Birim North District of Ghana. Sha was born on June 10, 1946, in Nyafuman, Ghana. She attended the Abetifi Girls School, which served as her foundation for success. Omaboe's passion for the arts would later bloom, leading her on a path of creative expression and social impact.

1970

Rising in the Entertainment Industry
27 June 1970

Rising in the Entertainment Industry

In the 1970s, Grace Omaboe began her career as a writer on the show "Osofo Dadzi." It was during this time that she received encouragement from Nana Bosompra to venture into acting. This prompted her to co-produce and act in the series "Keteke."

1972

Further roles
07 June 1972

Further roles

Omaboe's breakthrough came with her role in the renowned Ghanaian TV series "Obra," where she showcased her acting prowess and eventually became one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. She further expanded her creative repertoire by co-hosting an educational storytelling TV program for children called "By The Fire Side."

1980

Maame Dokono: A Household Name
27 June 1980

Maame Dokono: A Household Name

With her memorable portrayal of a kenkey seller in one of her roles, Grace Omaboe earned the endearing nickname "Maame Dokono." Her popularity soared as she appeared in numerous Ghanaian movies, both in Akan and English languages. Notable among her filmography are "Kwaku Ananse" (2013) and "Children of the Mountain" (2016), which showcased her versatility and talent.

2005

Political Engagement and Philanthropy
27 June 2005

Political Engagement and Philanthropy

In an unexpected turn of events, Omaboe entered the political arena by standing as a parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in New Abirem for the Birim North Constituency during the 2000 and 2004 elections. Later, she switched allegiance to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008. She retired from politics in 2016.

2007

Commitment to Social Change
20 June 2007

Commitment to Social Change

Beyond her professional achievements, Omaboe's commitment to improving the lives of others remains an integral part of her identity. Her former Peace and Love Orphanage has transformed into the Graceful Grace school, serving as a testament to her dedication to education and the welfare of children.

2015

Personal Life and Legacy
27 June 2015

Personal Life and Legacy

Grace Omaboe, a mother of six children, has experienced both triumphs and challenges in her personal life. Despite divorcing, she continues to nurture her family, with two children residing in the United States, two in the Netherlands, and the remaining in Ghana. Omaboe's legacy extends beyond her immediate family and is woven into the fabric of Ghana's entertainment industry.

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