photos: MAIDEN EDITION OF GOLD COAST EXCELLENCE AWARDS HELD IN ACCRA

On the evening of Saturday 23rd March 2019, Labadi Beach Hotel was delightful as the much anticipated Gold Coast Excellence Awards finally came to life

Managing Director of Despite Media, Dr. Fadda Dickson Narh has recieved the ultimate honour at the just ended maiden edition of the prestigious Gold Coast Excellence Awards 2019, in Accra.

Dr. Fadda Dickson who manages Ghana’s biggest media brands including; Peace FM, Hello FM, Okay FM, Neat FM, UTV and Peacefmonline.com, was honoured with the Excellence In Media Management award.

Okay FM’s ‘Ekwanso dwodwo’ drivetime host, Abeiku Aggrey ‘Santana’ also won the Excellence In Media(Radio) on the night, among other winners.

The Gold Coast Excellence Awards 2019 was held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.

The event which was hosted by the ever ravishing, witty and eloquent ace newscaster, Nana Aba Anamoah, witnessed memorable performances from Rapper Okyeame Kwame, Comedian DKB among others.

The event was the first ever edition of the newly constituted awards, run by NMJ Ghana, the same agency behind the acclaimed Golden Movie Awards Africa. The awards scheme was instituted to reward Excellence in every field of endeavour in the Ghanaian society.

The event witnessed exhilarating businesses and great personalities some of which were nominees, award presenters and guests across various industries in Ghana, many with expectations of grabbing a win at the end of the night.

Hailing the beautiful night was Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited grabbing the top notch award of the night Gold Coast Excellence Awards Ultimate Firm. Additionally Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited again bagged two more awards, Malta Guinness winning Excellence in Beverage Production (Non-Alcoholic) and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout winning Excellence in Beverage Production (Alcoholic). GGBL walked away with the most number of awards, topping Ghanaian Businesses. 

Success is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution.

Checkout photos from the event below:

Below are the award winners of The Gold Coast Excellence Awards;

EXCELLENCE IN FOOD MANUFACTURING 

• Olam Ghana Limited

EXCELLENCE IN TRAVEL &TOURISM 

• Satguru Travels Ghana Limited

EXCELLENCE IN HOSPITALITY

• Aqua Safari Resort

EXCELLENCE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 

• Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine

EXCELLENCE IN BEAUTY & COSMETICS 

• First Choice Hair & Beauty

EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACUETICALS 

• Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited

EXCELLENCE IN AUTOMOBILE & AUTOMATION 

• Auto Parts Ghana Limited

EXCELLENCE IN EVENTS AND EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING AGENCY 

• BTL Marketing Solutions Ghana

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (NON-ALCOHOLIC) 

• Malta Guinness

EXCELLENCE IN BEVERAGE PRODUCTION (ALCOHOLIC) 

• Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

• Kofi Amoa-Abban – Founder & CEO of Rigworld Group

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (RADIO) 

• Okay FM – Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (TV) 

• Adom Tv – Afia Pokuaa

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (ONLINE) 

• www.ghanaweb.com

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA (PERSONALITY) 

• Santokh Singh Ram Singh – The Multimedia Group 

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY 

• Kantanka Automobile Company Limited

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICINE/MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS/MEDICAL CONSULTANCY 

• Sam J Specialist Hospital

EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE ARTS 

• Ruff Town Records – Music

EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE 

• KSAM Palm Oil Company

EXCELLENCE IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY 

• Alexandrina Make Up 

ULTIMATE FIRM – 26

• Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS 

MOST PROMISING MEDIA PERSONALITY (Special Recognition)

• Albert Kwabena Dwumfour

MOST PROMISING MEDIA PERSONALITY (Special Recognition)

• Sally Akua Amoakowaa Mensah

WATER OF THE YEAR (Special Recognition)

• Bel-Aqua

MOST PROMISING MAKE UP ARTIST (Special Recognition)

• Angela Damptey (Wild Cutei

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA MANAGEMENT (Special Honourary

• Fadda Dickson
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videos: I BROKE MY VIRGINITY AT THE AGE OF 16 – Efia Odo Reveals

Ghanaian actress and TV Presenter Efia Odo, real name Andrea Owusu has revealed, how and when she lost her virginity.

Efia who was sharing her personal experience on her “You and Me” segment on Okay FM’s drive time program, said she was only sixteen years old and naïve, when she lost her pride to her first love who is Jamaican guy called Chase during her high school days in America.

She stated that she didn’t know anything about sex at that time but her boy boyfriend insisted they should do it and she fell for his pressure out of love.

The “Heels and Sneakers” actress said it was very painful in the beginning but she enjoyed it eventually.

Watch the video below:

Efia Odo however admitted that she regrets losing her virginity at that early age but it happened because she didn’t know the value and why she should have waited.

She therefore urged parents to speak to their kids about sex before they become sexually active and advised young ladies to preserve their virginity for the right person and the right time.

Watch the video below:

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photos: DR. OSEI KWAME DESPITE CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR MANSION

CEO of Despite Group of Companies, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite celebrated his birthday on Saturday February 2019 and he marked his birthday with a his plush multi-million dollar mansion in Accra.

The successful businessman is one of the richest men in Ghana at the moment, but rarely flaunt his riches. The mansion is also filled with countless luxurious and vintage cars.

As the owner of Peace FM, Okay FM, UTV, Neat FM, Peacefmonline.com and many other established businesses, Dr. Kwame Despite is definitely not short on dollar notes.

Few personalities present at Despite’s mansion during his birthday included his son, Kennedy Osei who is currently the General Manager of Despite Media, Managing Director Fadda Dickson, his friend Dr. Ofori Sarpong, Broadcaster/Businessman Abeiku Santana, among others.

See photos below:

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OKAY FM CELEBRATES 8TH ANNIVERSARY

The management of Okay FM has launched a month-long programme to mark its eight years of providing broadcasting service to Ghanaians.

The month-long celebration is expected to attract a large number of radio listeners, friends of the station, musicians and other important personalities, including politicians.

According to management, the celebration is in recognition of the valuable contributions it has made, championing societal transformation and giving voice to majority of the people “making it a choice station for the public”.

Some of the activities lined up include donations to some selected needy institutions, live musical shows at some selected shopping malls in Accra to entertain its listeners, among others.

From a humble beginning, Okay FM which operates from the Ship House located at the Abeka Junction, has carved a niche for itself as a reputable radio station.

The station has positioned itself to grow businesses and help clients to reach their target groups.

In an interview with Abeiku Santana, host of Ekwanso Dwodwo on Okay FM and also the programmes manager, he recounted the journey of Okay FM to its current graceful success, but said it has not been an easy journey.

He added that eight years in the life of any institution is worth celebrating and Okay FM‘s own has been a magnificent milestone.

According to him, the station is successful because of its highly dedicated staff, passionate listeners and committed advertisers.

He mentioned that the station has grown within the past eight years with some of its programmes, including its morning show, Ade Akye Abia, becoming the industry benchmark.

“The station has climbed the media ladder of success, becoming one of the most listened-to stations in Ghana currently,” Abeiku Santana added.

He further disclosed that the station’s loyal listeners will be rewarded with various packages, including products from sponsors.

“MY WIFE HAS HANDCUFFED ME BEFORE” – FUNNY FACE

Funny Face and wifeGhanaian comedian Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng popularly known as Funny Face has disclosed that his lawfully wedded wife playfully handcuffed him.

Funny disclosed this in a chat with Abeiku Santana on Okay FM’s extended drive time program. Abeiku Santana asked Funny Face if his wife who is a Police Officers brings her handcuffs home and said he said “Oh yes! She has even handcuffed me before. It was a small misunderstanding. We were just playing with it. It was a joking handcuff”.

“My wife has handcuffed me before. She put it on my hand”.Asked why she did that, the Swagon Papa revealed that his wife is a CID Officer with the Ghana Police service and she decided to bring her work home.

The “Cow and Chicken” actor was however, quick to add that it was not like he committed any crime but it was one of those husband and wife jokes at home. “She jokingly put the handcuffs on my hand. Please listen carefully ooo! I said jokingly”.

Asked how it feels to be married to a Police Officer, Funny said“It feels good but you don’t have your freedom, everywhere Police people say park because they know you are married to a police officer”.   

According to Funny Face, his wife is a wonderful life partner and a good woman who understands him and because he is married to a Police officer, most Police officers describe him as their ‘brother-in-law’.

Funny Face got married to his beautiful fiancée, Elizabeth Nana Adjoa Ntim in a private engagement ceremony on Saturday November 29, 2014 at her family residence at Omanjo near Sowutuom in Accra.

Ghana’s own hilarious man has releases a new single for the year 2016 titled “Apotro” which features Shilo and produced by Eyoh SoundBoy.

WATCH: AFIA SCHWARZENEGGER’S FIRST DAY ON OKAY FM!

Afia Afiaschwarzenegger
Afia Afiaschwarzenegger

Afia Schwarzenegger took her hot seat at Okay 101.7 FM this morning.

Afia who confirmed her movement from Kasapa 102.3 FM under the EIB Network to Okay FM under Despite Group last week, debuted on the Abeka Junction based station with her mid-morning show “Yewokrom” today Monday January 11, 2016.

The show is an interactive show with listeners mixed with music, random interviews, trending issues and voices.

It starts from 10:20am to 12noon Mondays to Fridays.

Checkout Afia’s first day on Okay FM:

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AFIA SCHWARZENEGGER FINALLY MOVES TO OKAY FM

Afia Schwarzenegger
Afia Schwarzenegger

Controversial Radio and TV Presenter Afia Schwarzenegger has finally decided to join Okay 101.7 under the Despite Group.

According to close sources, Afia finally took the decision after several inconclusive meetings with her current employers Kasapa FM under the EIB Network.

Afia initially denied strong rumors that she may be moving from Kasapa FM to Okay FM when Nkonkonsa.com caught up with the ‘Kokooko’ hostess at the Kotoka International airport on Christmas Eve on her way to spend Christmas in South Africa. She denied the rumours adding that she is on leave and will definitely return to her “Aban Wo ha” mid-morning show on Kasapa 102.3 FM.

However, Peacefmonline.com is getting reliable information contrary to Afia’s denial and actually confirming that she is indeed moving to Despite Group as initially speculated by Ameyawdebrah.com.

Afia has also confirmed the rumors this morning on Instagram indicating she is now with Okay 101.7FM.

“#Ye wo krom. Please tell a friend to tell a friend #yewokrom And Everything is Okay 101.7”, Afia captioned a video she posted on Instagram singing along a Daddy Lumba’s song.

According to Peacefmonline.com’s investigations Afia will host the midmorning show on Okay FM from 10:15am to 12noon Mondays to Fridays and name of her show would be “Ye Wo Krom”.

Afia is reportedly expected to make her official announcement on Okay FM’s drive time program “Ekwanso dwoo dwoo” with Abeiku Santana this afternoon.

Keep reading for more information.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

EXCLUSIVE: KWAW KESE AND SARKODIE VISIT DESPITE’S MANSION

Kwaw Despite Sarkodie Kennedy and KevinKwaw Kese and Sarkodie were in Kumasi over the weekend to perform at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium during the much publicized Bokom Banku and Ayitey Powers fight.

Kwaw and Sarkodie decided to pay CEO of Despite Group of Companies Dr. Osei Kwame Despite; a surprise visit on Sunday afternoon December 27, 2016, at his mansion in Kumasi, Dakojom around Ahodwo and Nkonkonsa.com was there.

Kwaw and Obidi and their managements were amazed at the kind of luxury they saw in the mansion. The two met Dr. Osei Kwame Despite and his family including his elder’s son Kennedy Osei, his younger son among other family members.

Sark and Abodam were taken round the house and they had the opportunity to share champagne with the media mogul. They also had a feel of some of Despite’s luxurious cars including G-Wagon, Bentley, Rolls Royce among others cars.

Dr. Osei Kwame Despite is the CEO of Despite Group of companies’ owners of Peace FM,Okay FM, UTV, Neat FM, Hello FM, Peacefmonline.com among others.

Checkout more exclusive pictures below:


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