Veteran actress, writer and TV personality, Grace Omaboe, popularly known in showbiz as Maame Dokono has revealed how she was labeled a witch back in school due to her academic prowess and entertaining ability, ABC News has gathered.
Speaking on Accra-based Citi TV, Maame Dokono said while holding the position of Entertainment Prefect at St. Monica’s school she earned the tag of a ‘witch’ because of her ability to excel in the role without compromising on her academics.
According to Maame Dokono, irrespective of her overindulgence in entertainment and entertainment-related activities, she remained an academically astute student.
“When I went to Saint Monica’s School, I was the entertainment prefect. I earned that position because I was so open. Everything was Grace Omaboe. I was singing, I was dancing ….. I took some delight in them. I did not know it inborn because my mother was a singer at the Presby Church. My mother was an entertainer just like myself so I took pleasure in doing those things.
“I will be sitting down with you and entertaining you but let an exam come, I will pass or be the first. So most of them [colleagues at school] called me a witch”, Maame Dokono revealed in the interview.
Maame Dokono, born Grace Omaboe, was initially a writer for the popular Osofo Dadzie television series in the 70s. She was subsequently encouraged by the producer of the series, Nana Bosompra to consider taking up an acting role in the then popular television series.
Grace Omaboe first started acting in a series she co-produced, Keteke TV series on state owned, GTV.
She moved on from there to become one of the most sought after actresses of her time when she starred in and produced the 1980s/1990s Akan drama series Obra on GTV and also co-hosted an educative storytelling tv program for kids known as By The Fire Side.