Osei Kwame Despite
Osei Kwame Despite is one of the most successful and richest businessmen in Ghana is noted for collecting luxurious vehicles and has great love for exotic cars. He was born in 1962 at Agona Wiamoase in the Ashanti region. He recently added the new Brabus, which is a high-performance vehicle to his car collection. The German BRABUS company specialises 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.
Affectionately called Osei Kwame Despite, 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.
Osei Kwame Despite 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. And guess what? 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, Osei Kwame Despite turned to his cassette selling trade until he decided diversify his business. He later established the now famous Peace FM in 1999 at Mile 7 Junction. Before this most stations aired in the Queen’s language before the 104.3 frequency. Peace FM was a huge success and still is today. Now he can boast of more media establishments like Hello FM in Kumasi and Okay FM in Accra, peacefmonline.com and many more.
Other members of the Despite Group of Companies (DGC) incorporated include U2 Company Limited (Iodated Salt Production), Neat Foods Company Limited (which produces and markets NEAT Fufu, NEAT Banku, NEAT Abenkwan, NEAT Hausa Koko, NEAT Diary Products) and more. The latest addition to the family is the digital television station, United Television.
Osei Kwame Despite House
Osei Kwame Despite owns radio stations across the country, top radios like Okay FM, Neat FM, Peace FM among others. He also owns the most-watched TV station in Ghana, UTV.
He also has hands in businesses like real estate, importation and exportation of commodities etc. With all these business, this is how he pacifies his soul.
Below is his mansion in Kumasi.