David Dontoh and Maame Dokono may have been considered as mere colleagues while at the prime of their acting career but there was more to their relationship.
According to actress Grace Omaboe popularly known as Maame Dokono, she actually dated ‘Deadly Voyage’ actor David Dontoh for 4 years in the past.
The 72 year-old actress told Bola Ray on Starr FM on Wednesday that she dated David because she needed someone to help ward off the many men that pestered her with love proposals.
“David Dontor held me together and handled me well. At that time I was popular, beautiful and many, different men were all over me when I am on stage, so I needed someone to hold me,” she said.
Grace Omaboe, was initially a writer on Osofo Dadzie in the 70’s when she was encouraged by Nana Bosom Pra to act in a series she co produced called Keteke. Omaboe first started acting in the Keteke TV series on Ghanaian State owned TV, GBC TV.
She moved on from there to become one of the most sought after actors of her time when she starred in and produced the 1980s/1990s Akan drama series Obra on GBC TV.
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)
She also hosted a children’s drama and story-telling programme called ‘By the Fireside’ on GTV.
David Dontoh, 54, is has also starred in a lot of local and international movies like ‘Deadly Voyage,’ ‘Kukurantumi – the Road to Accra,’ ‘Heritage Africa,’ among others.
He’s hosted the ever popular ‘Agoro’ game show on television produced by Charter House but now produces and hosts ‘Agoro Fie.’