For decades Oscar Yao Doe’s, the President and Executive Chairman of Eurostar Limousines and Doscar Holdings, countless charitable causes and activities have been going on under the radar. But not anymore.
Last week in Nigeria, he was for the second time in two weeks honoured, this time by The House of Odua & Queen Moremi Ajasoro Foundation, in recognition of his tireless and generous humanitarian services in a number of African countries.
His reputation as an ardent supporter of the arts, culture, education, and fashion transcends his native country, Ghana. He earned a resounding applause in Ivory Coast and Nigeria for the same reasons.
At an event attended by several dignitaries and held inside the Oriental Hotel Lagos, laudations were poured on Mr. Yao Doe.
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. He also donated to the orphanage.
Since 2012, Mr. 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 Odua) was conferred on Mr Yao Doe. He 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.