This article covers Osei Kwame Despite Biography: Net Worth, Hometown, Date of Birth, Mansions, Cars, Bugatti Chiron, Businesses, Education, Career, Age, and all facts.
- Full/Real Name: Osei Kwame
- Nickname: Despite
- Occupation: Businessman
- Age: 60 (as of February 2022)
- Date of Birth: February 2, 1962
- Place of Birth: Agona Wiamoase, Ashati Region
Osei Kwame Despite Biography
Osei Kwame Despite is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and a philanthropist with a foundation in music creation and knowledge of the broadcasting sector. He was born on February 2, 1962, in the Ghanaian town of Agona Wiamoase, in the Ashanti region.
The well-to-do businessman didn’t get it all easy, with his beginnings being difficult, but he was able to overcome to become a well-loved and well-known entrepreneur in the nation.
He started his business as a seller in Ghana’s Dunkwa-Offinso Central Region, selling music cassettes, feeding bottles, padlocks, and many other items. After years of trying to survive in rural areas, he and his colleagues moved to Lagos, Nigeria.
In the year 1983, he returned to Ghana, along with the other Ghanaians who had left Nigeria because of the country’s political instability. In his first journey to Ghana for business, he carried only one chainsaw, that was destroyed by a tree that fell. He later moved to selling cassette tapes, before expanding his line of business.
To demonstrate his support for Ghana’s music scene as well as to promote Ghanaian culture, he shifted to radio and established “Peace FM” at Mile 7 Junction in 1999.
Its attempts to experiment with the Akan language yielded results in the end, with radio listeners searching for local programming abandoned stations that were broadcasting mostly in the Queen’s dialect on the 104.3 frequency.
The radio business grew immensely with the advent of Hello FM in Kumasi and OkayFM in Accra, in addition to peacefmonline.com.
Osei Kwame Despite Businesses
Osei-Kwame is the CEO of the Despite Firm Ltd, a trade company with subsidiaries in the media industry, including UTV, PEACE FM, OKAY FM, NEAT FM and HELLO FM in Kumasi.
Below is the full list of companies owned by the businessman;
- U2 Company Limited (Iodated Salt Production)
- Okay FM
- Peace FM
- Neat FM
- Hello FM
- Despite Stores
- Best Point Savings and Loans (Finance)
- Special Mineral Water
- Farming and Building Construction businesses
- Neat Foods Company Limited (which produces and markets NEAT Fufu, NEAT Banku, NEAT Abenkwan, NEAT Hausa Koko, NEAT Diary Products)
- United Television Company Limited
- Antona Foods LTD (which produces THIS WAY chocolate drink and different flavors, such as the Motherlac children’s cereal)
Osei Kwame Despite Net Worth
Osei Kwame Despite net worth is estimated at $1 billion as of 2022.
The renounced businessman recently bought a brand new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport car as his 60th birthday gift.
This comes days after gifting his two sisters mansions on his 60th birthday celebration, which was attended by big men such as Ibrahim Mahama, Kennedy Agyapong, Ernest Ofori Sarpong, and many more.
The Bugatti, which is estimated to cost $3 million, was spotted on social media for the first time after Despite drove through town.
Despite could be seen smiling as he waits for the luxurious whip, which is reportedly to be the first in West Africa to be delivered to him in this video.