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Ghana Politics is full of wickedness; I’ve retired – Maame Dokono


She was at the forefront of Ghanaian politics, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that veteran actress Grace Omaboe, popularly known as Maame Dokono, says she wants nothing to do with politics now.

Speaking in an interview on Okay FM’s ‘Best Entertainment Show’ hosted by Halifax Ansah-Addo last Monday, Maame Dokono said, she has learned her lessons with regards to involving herself in political activities.

”Fights in politics over the years made me realized a lot. I left NDC because of some sort of fights all over, I had wanted to join a party which would be pleased with, reason I joined NPP but same happened there. The young ones seems not to appreciate we the oldies when we identify ourselves for advice purpose. 

”The disgrace and insults I received for going into politics openly was too much for me. I have learnt my lessons and will not go into politics again. Even if I will go into politics, I will be behind the scenes and not as openly as did in the past,” she said. 

Speaking in connection to current ministers of the NPP government, the veteran actress revealed that, former Minister for Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Afeku, confronted her publicly for commenting on issues related to the creative arts industry.

“Catherine fought with me…she met me personally and confronted me. I just kept quiet looking at her….she confronted me in parliament house…Then I told her, just wait patiently, your time will come. In a few months, I heard she had been moved from the creative arts ministry.” she added. 

On her relationship issues, Grace Omaboe narrated why her relationship with David Dontoh otherwise known as Ghana Man was cut short.

According to her, no matter how much they loved themselves, her unwillingness to give birth again separated them.

“At a time we fell in love. We thought we could marry but at that time I had given birth to all my six children and I told him I was not going to have children again. He was also a young man who needed his freedom to marry and I gave him his freedom to go and marry,” the veteran actress revealed.

Maame Dokono had a word of advice for young ones who seek to join the movie Industry in order to stay relevant out of harmless encounters. 

According to her, for one to stay true in the Industry, it comes with staying away from wanting to be exactly like someone or copying their styles.

“Don’t let the glitz and glamour on TV and social media fool you, some of the things you see them with are not theirs. Also one side alone cannot make you, it will be great if you invest in other business sectors.”

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