William Kwame Afreh was born November 22, 1945 to his parents Opanin Kwaku Afreh and Madam Amma Konadu. He was the second child of a sibling group of 24. He was born in the Ashanti region of West Africa, now known as Ghana (formerly named Gold Coast).
Kwame was raised by his paternal grandmother as Roman Catholic since the age of 6 years old. In 1960, at the age of 15, he passed the exam to be admitted to the Opaku Ware Secondary School. There, he was featured as a key player on the schools Football and Hockey Teams. He completed his studies from The Opaku Ware Secondary School in 1965.
After working a few years in Ghana, Kwame came to the United States in 1968 to continue his studies. He attended Abraham Baldwin College in the state of Georgia, and also Tuskegee University in Alabama.
He married Leah M. Taylor in March of 1970. To that union was born one child, who is also named Leah (Myssi).
Kwame worked for the City of Cincinnati Health Department as an Accountant and also the Equal Opportunity Officer. He retired from that position in 2012.
Kwame was an avid sports fan! He enjoyed basketball and American football. His favorite teams included the LA Lakers, the Dallas Cowboys, and THE Ohio State University (from which his daughter Leah graduated). Kwame enjoyed making people laugh. In his spare time, Kwame enjoyed meeting up with friends for breakfast. He also enjoyed chatting on the phone with his brothers and sisters in New York, Ghana, London (UK), and Dusseldorf (Germany).
Kwame departed this life on December 22, 2017 at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. He is survived by his daughter Leah, 19 siblings, and host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends.