Kwame Osei was born in Ghana West Africa and came to Canada at the age of 4 and resided in Toronto with his parents and sister. They all lived in Rexdale where he grew up and later attended high school at Father Henry Carr High School. Living in Rexdale Kwame was susceptible to the street culture and embraced a perspective on life and future achievements that required low expectations of himself and young men within the urban community where he lived.
While attending Father Henry Carr High School, he developed a passion for football where he starred at quarterback his senior year and lead the team to having their best record in school history. His athletic ability afforded him an opportunity to escape the societal low expectations of his community and attended Vanier college in Montreal Quebec to upgrade his marks with the hopes of earning a NCAA football scholarship. Unfortunately due to an injury in his final year Osei decided to attend St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia instead of pursuing his dream to play NCAA football in the United States.
Learning to Lead
At St. Francis Xavier Osei earned two degree’s a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, and a Bachelor of Education degree. Osei taught Physical Education and Sports Performance at Holy Trinity High School in Fort McMurray Canada and was the Head Coach for the school’s varsity football team. He became immersed in the Fort McMurray community through a variety of his passions such as public speaking and football. Kwame has an extensive background in coaching football inclusive of coaching at the high school, semi professional, and youth provincial levels.
Taking The Next Step
In 2015 he Co-founded a non-profit youth mentorship program called Northern Elite Football and is the author of two children’s books. Kwame also co founded a fitness clothing brand called Triumph Elite in 2014 which currently sponsors two professional athletes. In 2019, he was on the season 6 Hero’s addition of the Amazing Race Canada show, and continues to pursue a career in acting.
To Bigger Things
In 2019, Kwame moved to Kingston, Ontario to be an assistant coach for Queens University. Kwame is the Receiver Coach and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Queen's Gaels.