Osei Kwame is a Ghanaian by birth and hails from Agona Wiamoase in the Ashanti region in Ghana. He is popularly known by the name Osei Kwame 'Despite' due to his company’s name, Despite Group, of which he is the Chief Executive Officer. His association with the media started, when he started selling audio cassettes. He has since those early days grown to become a media entrepreneur with a chain of media outlets in the name of Despite Group of Companies and through a daughter company, U2 Company Limited. He also operates companies in the food business.
In 1999, Osei Kwame revived the Ghanaian media landscape with the launch of Peace FM. Peace FM had majority of its content broadcast in Akan, which was a novelty at that time. Osei Kwame could quickly expand his media network to Okay FM, Neat FM, Hello FM and Peace FM Online and grouped them under the umbrella of Despite Group of Companies. Kwame owns 100 percent shares in the company.
In March 2015, Osei Kwame and Ernest Ofori Sarpong formed the U2 Company Limited. The company birthed UTV Ghana, a television station with a substantial audience share in Ghana. Both of them own fifty percent shares apiece in the company. The son of Osei Kwame, Kennedy Osei, is presently the General Manager of the Despite Group of Companies.
Osei Kwame presently has other business interests including Neat and Atona food processing companies, distributors of range of staple food products and diary food products on the Ghanaian market.
He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Best Point Savings and Loans Limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian savings and loans company.
Special Investment Company Limited
Best Point Saving and Loans
Food & Beverages
Atona food production
Neat Foods Company Limited
NEAT Hausa Koko
NEAT Diary Products
U2 Salt Limited
Special Ice Company Limited
Despite Music Production Limited
Television & radio broadcasting
Neat FM Company Limited
U2 Company Limited
Online Content Production
Despite Digital Limited
Family & Friends
Affiliated Interests Family Members Friends
is a friend of Osei Kwame with common business interest. Ernest is a shareowner and one of the Dirctors of U2 Company Limited, mangaers of UTV Ghana. He also serves a Board Chairman of Best Point Savings and Loans Limited, a financial institution Kwame serves as a Board member.
Kennedy 'Ken' Osei is the General Manager of the Despite Group of Companies, which owns Peace FM, OKAY FM, and Neat FM in Accra, Hello FM in Kumasi, and United Television (UTV). He is the eldest of the children of Dr. Kwame, owner and CEO of the company.
Registrar General’s Department. Date of Registration 1997-05-15. Despite Company Limited – C-74,775. Accessed in May 2017.
Registrar General’s Department. Date of Registration 1995-10-25. Despite Music Productions - BNC- 45 2188. Accessed on in May 2017.
Registrar General’s Department. Date of Registration 2014-10-28. U2 Company Limited – CS513722014. Accessed in May 2017.