Stop Begging in Public – Grace Omaboe urges fellow Actors
Veteran Ghanaian actress, Grace Omaboe, known to many as Maame Dokono, has appealed to her fellow veteran actors and actresses to stop publicly begging for assistance.
Maame Dokono said colleague actors should rather seek help privately from companies, people they once helped during their prime and other well known people in society. ‘They shouldn’t hesitate to even ask the President for help’, she added, describing such public courting for assistance as ‘embarrassing’.Checkout: Top Ghana Musicians and their TATTOOS (See Photos)
She expressed this sentiment during an appearance on ‘After Hours’, an entertainment talk show hosted by fellow actor and television personality Mikki Osei-Berko (Dada Boat) on TV3.
The 72 year old veteran actress is a known humanitarian and social activist with interest in children and women rights. Her ‘Peace and Love’ Orphanage, she revealed, has been converted into a school, serving the kids within the community it’s located. She identified the issue of finance as a constraint since ‘most of the parents of the children are poor’.
Grace Omaboe was the host of ‘By The Fireside’, a popular childrens’ programme in the early 90s. She has featured in many movies since her first TV appearance on the popular TV drama series “Osofo Dadzie” in the late 1970s and ‘Obra’ in the 80sAlso read: NJ Police arrest Sarkodie’s US Promoter over $250,000 Credit Card Fraud
On whether she has shifted her opinion regarding Kumawood movies, the one-time radio host answered in the negative. She challenged Kumawood producers to improve the quality of movies especially storylines. In her opinion, the low quality of Ghanaian movies can be attributed to the absence of good production houses like Venus, HM Films and Princes Films as was during her acting days.
Despite her age, Grace Omaboe is still active featuring in movies, starring in many local movies including the 2013 short Kwaku Ananse and Children of the Mountain (2016).