Rex Omar announces One-Week observance for Late Mum
Iconic Ghanaian musician, Rex Omar, known in private life as Rex Kwame Owusu Marfo, who lost the mother on January 4, 2024, together with the family, are set to have the One-Week Observance for the mother this Saturday, January 27, 2024 at The Page, off the Kaneshie-Mallam Road at 8am.
The mother of Rex Omar, 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 first born, a baby boy on the 6th 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 second born became a Pastor, Rev. Osei Asibey.
She continued with her dressmaking business that impacted some of her children, especially Akwasi Osei Bonsu, Eno Mary, Isaac Boakye and Antwi Rockson until the point where her health started failing.
Rex Omar is currently the Chairman for the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) and an accomplished, award-winning Ghanaian musician.