“BURY ME IN LAGOS WHEN I DIE” – Ghanaian Millionaire Oscar Doe Put His Will In Public   

Ghanaian Millionaire King Oscar Doe, President & Executive Chairman of Doscar Group Holdings, has willingly shared information about how he wants his properties to be distributed in an event of his death.

Although he was quick to point out that he is not suffering any life-threatening ailment and that he has not received any death threats from anyone or organization, the multi-millionaire businessman on Wednesday released his private will, where he stated key things that must be done after his death.

Suprisingly, the philanthropist stated in the ‘Will’ that he should be buried in Nigeria; Ikoyi in Lagos specifically. He also stated that senior workers who have been running his companies for 10 years and above would be entitled to 10% shareholding in the company.

He also said that his properties should be sold and the proceeds lodged in his foundation account to continue the legacy of support for education.

Read the contents of the will below..

I, His Royal Highness, The Most Colourful Oscar Yao Doe Write My Own Will And Wish When I Die (That) My Family, My Friends, My Companies, My Business Associates Should Respect This Will. Doing Otherwise, God Will Strike.

1. My First Wish When I Die, Bury Me In Lagos, Specifically Ikoyi Or Victoria Island.

2. My Companies Should Continue To Contribute To And Take Care Of My Schools. My Properties Should Be Sold And The Money Lodged Into Doscar Foundation Account.

3. All My CEOs, Country Directors, D.Gs Who Have Worked With Me Up To 10 Years Should BE Entitled To 10% Shares Of My Company They Are In Charge Of.

4. 20% Share Dividends To Be Shared Among Those Who Are Part Of The Management Board.

5. One School Each In Ghana, Nigeria And Cote D’Ivoire To Bear My Name Should Be Built From My Personal Allowances, Salaries And Share Dividends.

6. I Have Already Given Full Education To All My Siblings, And Cousins, So They Have Already Been Taken Care Off.

7. I Have Also Sorted Out My Aunties, Uncles With Financial Support For Their Businesses. So, They Have Already Been Taken Care Of.

8. The Management Of Doscar Foundation Can Then Open Up To Contributions From Reputable Individuals And Organisations.

9.The Criteria Should Be Strictly For Those Who Have Done Selfless Works. Contributions From Individuals Or Organisations Who Are Known To Destroy Other People Must Be Avoided. The Doscar Foundation Activities Should Remain Strictly For The Support Of Education Only!

10. I Plead With The Hamoui Family, Kalmoni Family, Odaymat Family, Wolley Family, Irabor Family, Duffour Family, Nike Okundaye Family,Otunba Tolani Oladipo Family To Assist In Carrying Out This Will.

(However) Let Me Make One Thing Clear; I Have Neither Received Any Death Threats, Nor Received Any Intimidation From Anyone Or Organisation. I Do Not Have Any Chronic Diseases Or Any Incurable Illness! The Truth.

Perhaps, The Events Of Recent Years Have Really OPENEDy My Eyes! I Thank God.


The opening ceremony of the 7th cohort for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa was held on Sunday July 30, 2017 at GIMPA where its Regional Leadership Centre is situated.

120 participants from 9 West African countries have since commenced their leadership training at the Centre. These participants were selected after months of recruitment and careful planning. The ceremony took place at the GIMPA Executive Conference Hall.

In her welcome speech, the Director of YALI West Africa, Shola Safo-Duodu (Ph.D) mentioned that the centre had trained 1657 participants in the previous cohorts who are excelling in their diverse fields of endeavour. She was confident that this year’s will be no different. She indicated that her goal has been and still is to make the RLC, a world-class leadership training institute.

Participants, between ages 18 and 35 years from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon, were selected through a highly transparent and competitive process. They will undergo a 5 week residential innovative leadership training from the 30th of July to the 1st of September, 2017. The sessions will feature ethics, contemporary Issues affecting Africa and three specialization tracks of study namely: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civil Society Leadership, and Public Management. The training will be followed by 12-weeks of Mentoring and Internships in their various countries.

Dr. Safo-Duodu thanked partners namely: USAID, the MasterCard Foundation, The Private Enterprise Foundation, Africa 2.0., Microsoft, The DOW Chemical Company, GIMPA and other potential supporters such as Care International, YNG interns Africa, TY Danjuma Foundation, GLOBACOM, Guinness, Integriti PR and Impact Hub. She also hinted that centre aims to attract more partners to pursue this all important mission of grooming more African leaders. It therefore welcomes corporate and private institutions who want to help chart this course.

She announced on-going efforts at enacting global networking opportunities between YALI West Africa and institutions such as the Harvard Business School and the Saginaw Valley State University. YALI was launched by former President Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. In July 2014, President Obama announced the creation of four YALI Regional Leadership Centres in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Senegal.

According to the Head of Corporate Affairs at YALI West Africa (Accra RLC), Mrs. Sefa Gohoho-Boatin, ‘The Centre provides and promotes collaboration and a forward-leaning culture of diversity that entails dreaming and thinking differently to define and realise one’s potential. The three available tracks are inclusive embracing future leaders regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion or disability.’

The YALI Regional Leadership Centres are a project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and other local and international partners across Africa.