For many of the millennials, they do not know the reason showbiz stalwart, George Quaye goes by the moniker, ‘Aboagye’. For others, they have always believed ‘Aboagye’ is the real name.
The truth is, George Quaye shot to popularity by playing the character of ‘Aboagye’ in the 90s hit series, ‘Taxi Driver’, a Village Communications Production that also catapulted other actors unto the limelight like – Psalm Adjetefio (TT), Mikky Osei-Berko (Master Richard), the late Mufty Dabre, Henry Harding (Papa Nii) among others.
Since his exploits on that popular show, George moved on to other great ventures – an events organizer, events promoter , events producer and a Communications Manager.
Currently with the PR/Communications and Events firm, Image Bureau, acting seemed like a lost cause until venerated producer/director, Shirley Frimpong Manso came calling again. This was after George, according to reliable sources, had lost the verve to get back into acting and repudiated all efforts to get him on set.
George is finally back, as part of a solid legion of high-profile actors in the all-new Shirley Frimpong Manso-directed series, ‘Dede’ – which is airing on Channel 150 on DStv’s Akwaaba Magic.
A naïve rural teenage girl, Dede, is deceived by her stepmother and told to leave her family and life behind in order to work as a domestic help in the home of the Robertson’s – a complicated wealthy family. Eventually, she falls for the youngest Robertson son, while struggling to achieve her own dreams.
‘Dede’ shows 8pm, Monday to Friday, only on DStv!