October 23, 2021
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Veteran Ghanaian actress and broadcaster, Maame Dokono, known in real life as Grace Omaboe, has disclosed why her relationship with David Dontoh was cut short.

According to the mother of six and grandmother of 10, she loved David Dontoh so much but she had to break up with him because he wanted a child with her and she wasn’t ready to give birth again.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Fiifi Pratt on Accra-based Kingdom Plus 101.9FM, she indicated that the time they fell in love they thought they could marry but her unwillingness to give birth again separated them.

The legendary actress stated, David Dontoh was a young man who needed his freedom to marry and I gave him his freedom to go and marry.

Maame Dokono is well known in Ghana not only as an actress but also as a singer, television personality, author and a politician.


Grace Omaboe was initially a writer on Osofo Dadzi in the 70s when she was encouraged by Nana Bosompra to act in a series she co produced called Keteke.Grace Omaboe first started acting in the Keteke TV series on Ghanaian State owned TV, GTV.

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 GTV and also co-hosted an educative story telling tv program for kids known us By The Fire Side.

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 Abirem 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.

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

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.



Kwaku Ananse

I Surrender

P over D

Children of The Mountain


Matters of the Heart

John and John




Source: Christopher Agbodo Ranson / Virgin Blogger

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