Veteran highlife musician, Rex Omar has announced Saturday, January 27 for the one-week observation of his late mother who passed away recently.
The event is expected to come off at The Page, off the Kaneshie-Mallam Road at 8:00 am.
The announcement comes a few days after the Abiba hitmaker sadly broke the news of the death of his mother, Grace Adwoa Duoduwaa on his social media pages.
Rex Omar is the first child of Madam Duodowaa’s eight children; six boys and two girls. He is currently the Chairman of the interim management committee of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).
He has to his credit, songs like ‘Abiba’, ‘Dada Dida’, ‘Konka’, and ‘Kotosa’, among others.
Madam Grace Adwoa Duodowaa aka O’Gray was born on the 2nd of January 1947 to Opanin Kwasi Boakye and Maama Afia Anane of Asante Bɛkwai Abɔdɔm and Asɔkɔre.
O’Gray was the fourth child of her parents out of five (5) children – making four (4) girls and a boy. She started her formal education at the Asɔkɔre Methodist Primary in 1952 and completed Middle school with the (MSLC) in 1962.
After Middle School, she enrolled in learning design and dressmaking in Kumasi, where she met Mr. Emmanuel Rexford Owusu Ansah, a Medical Practitioner and they got married in 1964.
Madam Duodowaa had eight (8) children, six (6) boys and two (2) girls. She had her firstborn, a baby boy on the 6th of February 1965 and they named him Rex Kwame Owusu Marfo, affectionately called Rex Omar.
O’Gray was an avowed Christian and a disciplinarian who trained all her children in Christ to the extent that her secondborn became a Pastor, Rev. Osei Asibey.
She continued with her dressmaking business and impacted some of her children, especially Akwasi Osei Bonsu, Eno Mary, Isaac Boakye and Antwi Rockson until the point where