Osei Kwame Despite was born on the 2nd February 1962 at Agona Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana,
He is one of the most successful and richest businessmen in Ghana.He started life as a petty trader,dealing in music cassettes, padlocks,feeding bottles and other merchandise at Dunkwa-Offinso.
Osei Kwame Despite Beginning
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 Ghanaians
Nigeria had evacuated all Ghanaian due to the political tension in the West African country. Osei Kwame returned from Nigeria with only a chain-saw machine and a trident cassette player.
Despite 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 Diary Products), and the United Television (UTV).
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Osei Kwame Despite Education
Osei Kwame Despite’s education 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.
Despite has a great love for exotic luxurious 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.
Eddy Kimani Biography
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Eddy Kimani born 31 January 1984, is a Kenyan actor, voice artist and radio presenter. He is best known for the roles in the films In a Better World, The Distant Boat and Lusala.
He married his longtime partner Nyambura Njenga in 2011. The couple has two children. He later separated from his wife and kids citing his mental depression.
In 2006, he made the film debut with the film Money and the Cross. However, he played an uncredited role in the film. Then in 2009, he was selected for the role ‘Winston Kinyang’weu’ in the television serial The Agency. After that supportive role, he starred in the 2010 film In a Better World with another minor role.
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First he joined with Capital FM and continued to work as a broadcaster and radio host. He also worked as a TV presenter with the national broadcaster KBC and NTV. In 2014, he was appointed as the communications director for Nakuru County.
Apart from acting, he is also a full time mental health advocate and campaigner. He completed the Quality Rights training course developed and provided by WHO. In 2019, he made a lead role in the television serial Country Queen.
Dr. Lawrence Tetteh Biography
Lawrence Nene Kofi Tetteh is a Ghanaian International Evangelist (born 15th May 1964) in JamesTown, Accra, Ghana. He is the founding President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach with its international headquarters based in London, UK. He is married to Barbara Tetteh also an ordained minister, an administrator and a social scientist, who is an integral part of his worldwide ministry and their children live with them in the UK.
He is a teacher of the gospel and the author of many books, including Dangers of Offence, Count your Blessings and Benefits of the Anointing. He is a televangelist, a philanthropist, a public speaker and the host of Miracle Touch TV programme worldwide.
He was born into the Ga-Dangme royal lineage to Sampson Kwadjo Tetteh of Dodowa and Juliana Norchoe Tetteh of Osu in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He trained as an economist at the Budapest Corvinus University of Economics Sciences in Hungary and also at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the United Kingdom. Whilst he was still pursuing his PhD programme in International Relations at the University in Hungary, he responded to the call as an Evangelist and a preacher of the Gospel. He was ordained into ministry by T.L. Osborn and Archbishop Benson Idahosa in the United Kingdom.
As a researcher in economics and international relations, he had the real opportunity to work with many international organisations but the Lord had completely different plans for him. His style of preaching with singing, dancing and sharing of touching stories through his messages earned him admiration across many denominations.
Ministry, Evangelism and Religious Association
He has had the privilege to work and minister with other ministers in ministry such as Oral Roberts and Richard Roberts (evangelist) of the Oral Roberts University and Ministries; T.L. Osborn; Kenneth Hagin; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Morris Cerullo; Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Benny Hinn, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Dr Richard Shakarian among others.
He is one of the few Charismatic Christianity preachers who transcends the barriers of Ecumenical relations and works, collaborating in evangelism and nationwide crusades with mainstream and Pentecostal churches such as the Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Apostolic and the Assemblies of God churches to spread the word of God accross Ghana and the world.
In the year 2002, he was the main speaker of the first-ever National crusade of the Methodist Church of Ghana held at the Independence Square in Accra, Ghana with over 200,000 people including the then president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor in attendance.
Subsequent crusades organised with him as the main speaker by the Presbyterians, Anglicans, and other denominations were attended by the then sitting presidents and their representatives; President Jerry John Rawlings, President John Agyekum Kufuor, President John Evans Atta Mills, President John Dramani Mahama and President Nana Akufo-Addo Addo.
He has a rare gift in connecting with many Presidents and world leaders globally and has served as a great counsel and friend to most of them. In 2014 he organised the Asanteman for Christ Crusade together with Dr Richard Roberts of the Oral Roberts Ministries at the Kumasi Sports Stadium with Asantehene Tutu II, the king of the Ashanti Kingdom as the special guest of honour.
Lawrence Tetteh has ministered in many international conferences and universities in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the USA. He has been a regular speaker of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International FGBMFI. He was the main speaker for the world convention at Florida, USA 2008 and in Yerevan, Armenia 2013.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the chaplain of the Ghana Christian Council of the UK and Ireland. He was inducted as an Honorary Canon in the Anglican Church in 2017 by the Archbishop Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Primate of the church of the Province of West Africa.
He is a faculty member of the Sundoulos Advanced Leadership Training (SALT) – Institute of Ghana and a governing council member of the Ghanaian Hungarian Business Council.
Books self published by Lawrence Tetteh include:
- Benefits of the Anointing
- Count your blessings
- Dangers of Offence
- God is Able
Trix Vivier Biography and Net Worth
rix Vivier born on 28 June 1988 is a South African film, television and theatre actor, who is known for portraying the role of Flea van Jaarsveld in the 2020 Cinemax original television series Trackers for which she gained prominence and international recognition.
She is renowned for her role as Kate Myburgh in kykNET and Showmax’s co-production of Waterfront, a role that laid the foundation of her consistent and diverse television career to date. She is a series regular on Legacy, a new and first of its kind South African Telenovela.
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