Osofo Dadzie's one-week observance on Saturday
The one-week observance for the late actor Nat Frimpong Manso, an original member of the Osofo Dadzie drama group, will come off on Saturday, September 12.
The memorial will take place at his residence at Dansoman Exhibition in Accra from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Frimpong Manso, who played the titular character Osofo Dadzie in the TV series, died on Sunday, August 9 at the St. Martins Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.
Reports indicated that he had been unwell for some time. One of his last appearances was at the funeral of late Showcase in Ga actor, Ataa Mensah in 2019.
According to the family, all COVID-19 protocols would be observed.
The Osofo Dadzie television series, which was telecast by Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, was very popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The series was produced by the late Nana Bosomprah with Joris Wartenberg as creative director.
Frimpong Manso was a pastor on the show and his character was the peacemaker whose intervention in any dispute on the show saw its resolution.
For many, his appearance meant the exciting show was coming to an end. He moved to the United States in 1997 and lived there for years before relocating to Ghana in 2015.
The Osofo Dadzie group had members such as Super OD, S.K. Oppong, Bea Kissi, Fred Addae, Akua Boahemaa and Kwadwo Kwakye.
Most of the original members of the group have passed on. Members such as Super OD died in 2018, Bea Kissi and Fred Addae passed on in 2003, S.K. Oppong died in 2001 and Kwadwo Kwakye who died years earlier.