Freedom Jaco Caesar, nicknamed “Cheddar” and formerly known as Nana Kwame Bediako is a real estate mogul, multi-millionaire, investor and entrepreneur from Ghana.
He is famous as the CEO of Wonda World Estate and Petronia City Development Company. He also serves as chairman of New World Philanthropic Foundation, a charity where he gives back to the community. He also runs two other companies, Belfast City and Property Management Services and New Africa Construction. All these brands are part of the Kwarleyz Group where he is President.
He also serves as the co-principal of Capital Nine Zero Fund, which he established with a British multi-millionaire property developer, Azad Cola.
Cheddar recounts that he grew up in poverty with his penniless mother even though he had a rich father. To honour his mom, an image of her is displayed on the walls of Kwarleyz Residence, one of his real estate developments.
Born in Ghana and raised in the United Kingdom, Cheddar schooled at Waltham Forest College and for short while, at Westminster College. It is at Westminster College that he is reported to have made his first million at just 21 years. He reportedly made a million pounds selling scrap, steel, and telecommunications material while still in school.
He stumbled into the real estate sector when he rented space in Accra to run Temptations Nite Club, rented Accra premises to operate a highly successful night club. He subsequently bought the premises and later sold it for a tidy profit.
The 38-year old father of four’s net worth was estimated to be $350 million as of 2017.
Cheddar’s Real Estate Portfolio
Thanks to Wonda World’s vision to build luxury real estate, Nana Kwame Bediako’s properties are constantly the talk of the town. From Kwarleyz Residences to No. 1 Oxford Street, his real estate portfolio continues to impress.
Kwarleyz Residence is an unusual apartment block on the Kofi Annan Avenue at Airport Residential Area. This exquisite edifice sports a distinct photo of a woman on the facade of the building. This woman is Nana Bediako’s mother in whose honour the turnkey development was built.
Kwarleyz Residence is, reportedly, Accra’s first 5-star luxury residence. The upscale development is made up of 40 units and contains studios, as well as one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all fully furnished.
Kwarleyz Residence is located in the Airport Residential Area, just a few metres away from Ghana Home Loans on the road leading to Nyaho Clinic. This plush and prestigious area, Airport Residential Area adds to the upscale aura and appeal of the development. This luxury residence is perfect for real estate investors, top-level executives visiting Accra and the creme de la creme of society.
Nana Kwame Bediako
Kwarleyz Residence was officially opened in September 2018 to great pomp and pageantry.
No. 1 Oxford Street
No. 1 Oxford Street is the latest addition to Osu and is essentially a giant glow in the dark at 230 feet above the ground with lights all around it. No. 1 Oxford Street is the first building in Ghana offering retail residential and also having 2 – 3 floors of underground parking.
The building features twelve floors of 108 residential apartments and includes studio apartments, one and two-bedroom apartments, and penthouses.
No.1 Oxford Street property provides a mix of retail and recreational development. It also features several coffee shops on-site, as well as a Sky Bar.
Nana Kwame Bediako
No.1 Oxford Street Hotel and Suites was designed by Branco Cavaleiro. It boasts a showroom housing Nana Kwame Bediako’s Lamborghini Aventador which he bought from international soccer star Christiano Ronaldo.
People to have that quality of life within that area of life.
The Vyn Yard (Bel Air Crest Accra)
Characterized by understated elegance, the VynYard is an ideal home for the affluent person who appreciates the finer things in life. Located in Cantonments, one of the most sought-after corporate residential areas in Accra, this exclusive apartment development consists of just 24 units, including one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three-bedroom penthouses. The unprecedented architectural outline of the building makes it a noteworthy accomplishment in Ghana’s property development industry. While only a select few can call the VynYard home, everyone can appreciate the mark it’s made on Accra.
Coming home to the privacy of the VynYard gives residents a sense of overwhelming calm. The museum-like quality is a breakthrough in Ghanaian architecture, with a subdued wine-color exterior encasing a world-class, contemporary interior. Glass-paneled walls provide privacy from the outside while letting in a flood of unfiltered natural light. The apartments overlook lush gardens with swaying palm trees and a breathtaking pool, making residents feel like they’re on vacation every day when they walk through the door.
Amenities include a communal swimming pool, underground parking, state-of-the-art gym and 24-hour security.
Petronia City is a proposed 2000-acre city development project that aims to provide the first fully integrated business hub for West Africa’s Oil, Gas and Mining industries. It is being developed by Capital Nine Zero (CNZ), an investment company that Nana Bediako chairs.
Nana Kwame Bediako, responding to a Forbes interview.
Recognizing the need for additional real estate opportunities in Ghana’s market, Wonda World broke ground on Avenue Lincoln in 2013. This landmark project became the country’s first multipurpose townhouse community.
The gated community houses apartments, townhouses, and offices all within a single community. This is made possible largely thanks to state-of-the-art facilities and ample security that allow for a diverse array of tenants.