Osei Kwame Despite is unquestionably a well-known businessman in Ghana who owns many businesses and fancy luxurious cars in Ghana.
Born in a village called Agona, Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region in Ghana, Kwame Despite began life as a petty trader selling all sorts of merchandise.
Place of Birth doesn’t define your end!
He sold music cassettes, padlocks, feeding bottles, and other merchandise at Dunkwa Offinso. His family background never stopped him from doing something for himself.
For many young entrepreneurs who may identify with him, this must be a wake-up call- your success must not be limited by your place of birth.
It is a blessing to have wealthy parents but the unavailability of such parents should not become a deterrent in your own pursuits to build an enterprise. In his own words during a rare recent interview, Despite said, “though I had dreams, I never knew, I will get this far but God has made all things possible.”
Bankruptcy is not the End!!!
Only the strong-minded few are able to turn their lives around after a major setback such as losing all their investment, and Osei Kwame is amongst them. In 1983, the Nigerian government deported millions of Ghanaians living then in Nigeria, Kwame Despite who was also then living in Nigeria was forced to return to the country and he returned with only, a chain-saw machine and a trident cassette player to start all over.
This must inform all young entrepreneurs today that temporary failure or set back in life should never be misconstrued to be the end of life. From a trident cassette player and a chain saw machine, Despite Group of companies now owns Peace FM, Neat FM, Okay FM, Best Point Savings & Loans, Neat Fufu, Neat Banku, and Special Ice. This must inspire everybody today that with the right planning, investments, persistence, dedication and the belief of a Higher Power above, everything is possible under the sun.
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