Meet the sons of the rich and famous in Ghana


A growing number of young Ghanaians on social media have become celebrities due to their wealth in society.

With lofty and profound projects, they’re constantly on the lips of many as they seek to become business leaders.

Others are also benevolent humanitarians and philanthropists constantly giving back to society through their foundations.


Despite their wealth, business drive, benevolence, and hard work, most have been linked to their parents when it comes to their source of wealth. This is mostly because of the command these parents have in the society.

Ghanascholarship takes a look at the sons of some of the super-rich and famous in Ghana.

Kennedy Osei

Kennedy Osei is the eldest child of Dr. Osei Kwame Despite.


As the eldest son of Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, CEO of the Despite Group of Companies, he has been an outstanding director of the team and his professionalism and admirable personal qualities in handling the businesses under one of the biggest conglomerates in Ghana is impressive and undoubted.

Apart from that, Ken has been in the real estate business for almost a decade, masterminding the building of lots of properties and renting some within the Greater Accra and Ashanti Region.

He also controls the following in various capacities as follows:

  • Managing Director – Golden Crest Hotel and Golden Crystal Hotel
  • Director, Aerial Plus Service- A company that is into power line inspections, advertisement, and other media content provision
  • Director, Nextbite Company Ltd – Importers of Food products and confectionaries
  • Founding Member, TRIBAL AFRICA – a movement of young Africans set up to promote African Culture and Heritage.

Nana Kweku, Chiefy, and Edjah Nduom

Nana Kweku, Chiefy and Edjah Nduom, the sons of Ghanaian serial entrepreneur and politician, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom cannot be left out of our list.

His Groupe Nduom company has over 60 businesses from banking to media to real estate, insurance, and mining. Dr. Nduom revealed how he lost $2 million in one day, in the April edition of the Forbes Africa Magazine.

Nana Kweku Nduom

Nana Kweku Nduom and Chiefy Nduom are both Vice Presidents of Groupe Nduom.

They oversee their family’s investment in Illinois Service Federal Savings & Loan Association in Chicago.

The Nduoms’ $9 million stakes in ISF Bank marks the family’s entry into the U.S. financial services industry.

Dr. Edjah Nduom

Dr. Edjah Nduom is a neurosurgeon in the United States of America. He is the first black to chair the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

He completed his neurosurgical residency training with the Department of Neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013.

He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2002 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, winning many awards over his academic career.

He has authored or co-authored 8 peer-reviewed manuscripts regarding the care of neurosurgical patients, as well as three book chapters and serves as a reviewer for neuro-oncology journals.

He currently sits on the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Kofi Duffuor

Kofi Duffuor is the Managing Director of Star Assurance. Kofi had his insurance training in the United Kingdom and has been in the insurance industry for over twenty-five years.

He was the General Manager in charge of Finance and Administration. He was instrumental in Star Assurance’s restructuring in 1996, as the General Manager.

With hard work and dedication, Kofi and his executive team moved Star Assurance from almost the bottom of the league of insurance companies to become the third largest non-life insurance company in Ghana.

Star Assurance has also won the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Insurance Company of the Year award twice under his leadership.

Ernest Taricone

Ernest is the son of Ernesto Taricone, Executive Chairman and CEO of Trasacco Group. He has raised three children, Ernest, Cinzia, and Agata who are all actively involved in the daily growth of Trasacco Group. Ernesto Taricone was born in Italy but came to Ghana in 1968 with his father and two brothers during his teens.

The majority of his businesses are in Agriculture, Mining, Forestry, Construction, and Real Estate development including Trasacco Valley, Villagio Primavera Condominium, Villagio Vista, Casa Trasacco, and Vista Alto.

Joel Duncan Williams

Rev. Joel Duncan Williams is the Head Pastor of Firm Foundation Action Church, a ministry made up of the youth and young adults who are ready, able, and willing to make an impact on their generation.

Rev. Joel is a spiritual son of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.

Joel is a strong believer of the Doctrines of “Loyalty”, “Soul Winning” and “Church Planting” and his entire life is dedicated to serving the Archbishop as well as soul winning, building the Kingdom of God, and encouraging the youth and young adults to live up to their full potential in Christ.

Apart from being an inspiring preacher and teacher of the word of God, Joel Duncan-Williams is also a songwriter, a role model.

Kenneth Takyi Agyapong

Kenneth Takyi Agyapong is the son of the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.

Kenneth works at his father’s Kencity Media Company Limited and holds an envious position in the media establishment.

He’s also the founder and CEO of Afrochella AFROCHELLA is an annual festival designed to highlight and elevate thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa.

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