By Tunde Osho (with agency reports)
On December 3, 2017, Ghanaian businessman and renowned philanthropist, Oscar Yao Doe (#Kingoscar) was for the second time in two weeks honoured in Nigeria, this time by The House of O’dua & Queen Moremi Ajasoro Foundation for his unparalleled contributions to art & culture, education and the general development of young people across Africa.
At an event attended by several dignitaries and held inside the Oriental Hotel Lagos, words of commendations were poured on Yao Doe.
The organizers said the award was in recognition of the Ghanaian’s tireless and generous humanitarian services in a number of African countries.
He adopted the Teshie Orphanage in Accra, gave the children a royal treat by driving them in his range of luxurious vehicles owned by his Eurostar Limousines, to Golden Tulip Hotel where they had buffet lunch.
Since 2012, Yao Doe has dedicated his salary in Cote d’Ivoire, where Eurostar Limousines also operates, to cater for the Bassam Orphanage in Abidjan.
He is making similar contributions in Nigeria where the luxury car rental company is headquartered.
At the Sunday event, the Ooni of Ife (Supreme Head of the House of O’dua) was conferred on Yao Doe, who is the Chief Executive of Eurostar Global Limousine and Executive Chairman of the Doscar Group Holdings.
The Ghanaian dedicated the award to his fellow countrymen and women as well as the legendary African Icon, Mama Nike Okundaye (the owner of Africa’s biggest art gallery, and Otunba Tolani Oladipo, the owner of the Picasso Hotel Group in Nigeria.
He said he was inspired by the recognition and will continue to contribute his widow’s mite to the development and harnessing the potential of the people, especially young ones, in the continent.