Celebrated actress, Grace Omaboe aka Maame Dokono says drama show, Cantaata which aired on GTV, years back was so terrible in terms of production quality and would not have allowed its airing if she had the power.
Cantaata, which was aired on Sunday afternoon was a hilarious show that saw the actors and actresses dancing to music played by a band at short intervals.
But the show which was one of the most viewed on GBC TV at the time which was produced by Nana Bosomprah II, started gradually to sink after stars, including Kwaku Ahin Yeboah a.k.a ‘Abrobe’ and Kwaku Nkrumah a.k.a Jnr. Dr. Nkrumah left the show for not having received their meager salaries for well over one and half years.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM Wednesday, Maame Dokono said with the poor quality of actors and actresses it didn’t come to her as a surprise when the Cantaata show was taking off air.
“Everything about Cantaata was bad, did you like it? no, no, no…I didn’t like it. There were few episodes that were good, the rest were… The story lines were bad, the actors in there were not actors, Nana just picked people from anywhere to act.
“The Obra (show) that you see most of us are educated, except Auntie Esi, and the old actors we picked from Brigade Concert Party, even she was trained in the Brigade Concert Party, Kwame Nkrumah’s time. Station Master for instance was a musician composing songs for highlife greats, David Dontor, Waakye are graduates, Charles Ampofo is a broadcaster, Cecilia Agyei was a lecturer at the University of Ghana and a whole lot of us educated. “