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Personality Profile of Osei Kwame Despite

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Personality Profile of Osei Kwame Despite

Profile of Osei Kwame Despite

Personality Profile of Osei Kwame Despite: Kwame Despite born Osei Kwame born on the 2nd February 1962 at Agona Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region, is one of the most successful and richest businessmen in Ghana.

Full Name Osei Kwame Despite
Ethnicity Akan (Ashanti)
Place of birth Agona Wiamoase, Ashanti
Date of birth 2nd Feb. 1962
Asset Despite Group of Companies
Net Worth N/A
Spouse Affect. Aunty Ewurama

He started life as a petty trader, dealing in music cassettes, padlocks, feeding bottles, and other merchandise at Dunkwa-Offinso. After years of painful struggle in the village to make it in life, he joined other friends to seek greener pastures in Lagos, Nigeria.

He returned home to Ghana in 1983 with millions of other Ghanaian refugees who had been forced to flee Nigeria due to the political tension in the West African country. He returned from Nigeria with only a chain-saw machine and a trident cassette player.

He started a timber contracting business with the chain-saw machine but fate dealt a cruel hand on him when the machine was crushed by a falling tree on his first business trip.

Undeterred, he turned to his cassette selling trade until he resolved to solidify his vision to diversify his business.

To demonstrate his singular support for the local music industry which was on a rapid decline then, and also put Ghanaian culture above all else, he went into radio and established the now famous PeaceFM in 1999 at Mile 7 Junction.

The station’s experimentation with the Akan language worked to perfection as radio listeners in search of local content jettisoned stations which were broadcasting only in the Queen’s language for the 104.3 frequency.

The radio business began to thrive culminating in the setting up of Hello FM in Kumasi and OkayFM in Accra and peacefmonline.com.

Now, the Despite Group of Companies (DGC) incorporated with only one company, Despite Productions now Despite stores (Distributors of Audio and visuals cassette and CDs) has now evolved and is the parent company of the following: 3 commercial radio stations, U2 Company Limited (Iodated Salt Production), Neat Foods Company Limited (which produces and markets NEAT Fufu, NEAT Banku, NEAT Abenkwan, NEAT Hausa Koko, NEAT Dairy Products), and the United Television (UTV).

Osei Kwame Despite’s educational background may be rich because he has an honorary degree from a British university.

This is not a degree that Kwame attained based on merit or any other academic effort but because of his entrepreneurship efforts.

He believed that his efforts in forming the radio stations would be instrumental in educating the masses thus will play a role in ensuring that the community stayed informed and updated.

His success and even more deserving status as a doctor shows how one can make a name for themselves when they combine practical solutions with knowledge.

He is noted for collecting luxurious vehicles and has a great taste for exotic cars. He recently added the new Brabus, which is a high-performance vehicle to his car collection.

The German BRABUS company specializes in Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach vehicles. Brabus became the largest Mercedes tuner, other than Mercedes-AMG which became a Daimler-Chrysler affiliate in the 1990s.


Credit: Peacefmonline.com/GhanaWeb.com

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Personality Profile of Kennedy Osei Asante

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Personality Profile of Kennedy Osei Asante

Personality Profile of Kennedy Osei Asante

Personality Profile of Kennedy Osei Asante: Kennedy Osei Asante is the first son of Ghana’s businessman Osei Kwame Despite.

Full Name Kennedy Osei Asante
Ethnicity Akan
Place of birth Accra
Date of birth 10 Oct. 1986
Asset Despite Group of Companies
Net Worth N/A
Spouse Tracy Osei Gyamfuah Ameyaw

 

GM as he is popularly called oversees Okay FM, Neat FM, Peace FM, Hello FM, UTV, and the very popular Peacefmonline.com portal.

As the eldest son of Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, CEO of the Despite Group of Companies, he has been an outstanding director of the team and his professionalism and admirable personal qualities in handling the businesses under one of the biggest conglomerates in Ghana is impressive and undoubted.

Apart from that, Ken has been in the REAL ESTATES business for almost a decade, masterminding the building of lots of properties and renting some within the Greater Accra and Ashanti Region.

He also controls the following in various capacities as follows:

Managing Director – Golden Crest Hotel and Golden Crystal Hotel
Director, Aerial Plus Service- A company that is into power line inspections, advertisement, and other media content provision
Director, Nextbite Company Ltd – Importers of Food products and confectionaries
Founding Member, TRIBAL AFRICA – a movement of young Africans set up to promote African Culture and Heritage.

Educational background

Kennedy holds a Master’s degree in Money, Banking & Finance from the University of Birmingham in England

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Banking & Finance Option) from the University of Ghana and an LLB Law from the Mountcrest University College.

He is also a proud Santaclausian hailing from Adisadel College, Cape Coast, and had his elementary Education at the Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute, Accra.

Other accomplishments

Ken has refurbished a library for Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute, his alma mater.

He’s organized a free talk on “Evolving the African Narrative: Focus on Deriving Economic Benefit from African Emerging Dominance in Pop Culture” With The Tribal Africa X Open Space Team at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Spearheading the Despite Media annual Free Health Care Programme and Championing and executing projects donated by Dr. Osei Kwame (DESPITE) which includes 37 Military Hospital’s “Despite Children’s Block” which contains the Oncology department, Children’s physiotherapy department, and wards; the Wiamose Police Station Complex, the Tesano Police Station and many others.

In addition to Ken’s impressive portfolio of leadership qualities, professional accomplishments, and charitable works within the Despite Group and other self-owned businesses and associates, he is one of the most disciplined and focused young entrepreneurs of our time.

Considering his affluent background, Diligence, integrity, and selflessness are his hallmarks when one encounters him. Ken is also humble, respectful, courageous and his wisdom as a discerning listener is impeccable.

 

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Meet Ex-President Rawlings’ only son Kimathi Rawlings

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Meet Ex-President Rawlings’ only son, Kimathi Rawlings

Rawlings’ only son Kimathi Rawlings: Jerry John Rawlings is a former Ghanaian military leader and politician who ruled the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.

Kimathi Rawlings was born in the 80s to the former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings.

He was named after Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi.

He has three elder sisters; Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, and Amina Rawlings. Kimathi Rawlings had his basic education at North Ridge Lyceum and Morning Star School in Accra.

Meet Ex-President Rawlings' only son Kimathi Rawlings

Kimathi Rawlings in a chat with one of the diasporans at GUBA awards night

He and his sister, Amina continued their secondary education at Millfield School in England. He had his tertiary education at Aston University in Birmingham, England, where he studied Bachelor of Science (BSc), International Business.

The last born of Jerry Rawlings also has two certificates from MDT International: 1. An introduction to Oil and Gas production and 2. Negotiation Skills for the Oil & Gas Industry. Kimathi lives in London and works as a Commercial and Portfolio advisor at Eni, a multinational Oil, and Gas company.

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Who is Nana Kwame Bediako Cheddar?

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Who is Nana Kwame Bediako?

Founder and CEO of Wonda World Estates and Petronia City Development Company Ltd, Nana Kwame Bediako Cheddar has grown into a Real Estate mogul – building living and working spaces that have attracted lots of commendation.

His landmark developments include Kwarleyz, a plush 43-apartment block in the Airport Residential Area. His latest addition to Accra’s changing skyline is the 16-floor, mixed-use building (retail and living space) structure under development on Osu Oxford street, near Danquah Circle, and designed by world celebrated architect Branco Cavaleiro.

Nana Kwame Bediako Cheddar owns the audacious Petronia City project – a self-sustaining, master-planned, integrated city being created on 2000 acres of land near Takoradi, -will have an industrial hub to serve Ghana’s new oil and gas industry, complete with a golf course, several hotels, and entertainment facilities and large communal living spaces for over 30,000 residents.

In the first phase of the project, an industrial park with a free zone enclave is already underway.

Bediako says it’s the stuff that dreams are made of; “It’s that kind of value that one wants to leave behind for generations, that’s the spirit of entrepreneurship,” he quips

  • By age 21, he had made a million pounds for himself, selling scrap, steel, and telecommunications material while in school at Waltham Forest College, UK.
  • He has a book in the works that he hopes will help “…make a million millionaires.”
  • He stumbled into the Real Estate business when he rented premises in Accra to operate a highly successful night club. He subsequently bought the premises and later sold it for a tidy profit.

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