Today, Wednesday February 2 marks the 60th birthday of an illustrious son of the soil, Dr. Baffour Osei Kwame Despite. Today is a great day for Despite himself, his family members and loved ones and he decided to celebrate this auspicious day with the chiefs and people of Wiamoase, in the Ashanti Region, his home town.
I am very sure you want to know more about this man who is being revered greatly by many?, follow me as I take you through his experiences, charitable engagements and achievements, and oh, some of his flaws.
Dr. Osei-kwame Despite, is a level-headed businessman with a very good background in music production and knows the broadcasting industry like the back of his palm.
Osei-Kwame is the owner of the Despite Company Ltd which is a trading company and with subsidiaries in the media industry namely, PEACE FM which is the largest and the most poplular FM station in the country, OKAY FM station, NEAT FM both in Accra and HELLO FM station in Kumasi.
Dr. Osei-Kwame set-up NEAT FOODS LTD, which processes our local plantain, cocoyam, maize and palm fruits such as Neat Fufu, which has become a preference to the traditional fufu to many Ghanaians in their homes.
He also owns a manufacturing company, ANTONA FOODS LTD, producing the ever popular THIS WAY chocolate drink and other flavours including the Motherlac cereal for children.
Despite is a co-founder of a Salt mining company, U2 Salt, which is located at Winneba. Dr. Osei-Kwame with his partner co-founded the United Television (UTV) which is one of Ghana’s leading TV station in the country.
He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Best Point Savings and Loans Ltd, a very renowned financial institution in the country.
Dr. Osei-Kwame, a business connoisseur of no mean repute, his insight into creating job avenues for the jobless and relentless promotion of the Ghanaian Culture, has received numerous prestigious awards in the past which include a Honorary Doctorate Degree in Human Resource from Canterbury University, Honorary Ambassador of Business Entrepreneur in West Africa (Ambassador) and Honorary man of the moment, Ghana, West Africa.
Prior to all the celebration and companies mentioned above by this great man didn’t come on a silver platter. He worked hard for them, he failed, fell, lost hope among a host of all impediment you could think of. But one thing he never did was that, he never gave up, and today, you are seeing the welcoming repercussions of his toil and hard work.
He has sympathy for the poor and needy in society and as such fends for them.
He has also been awarded with the Best Entrepreneur for Multimedia by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industries in 2013. Despite is a strong and staunch Christian.