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Friday, 14 August 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-GHANAIAN " KING OTUMFUO NANA OSEI TUTU II " IS THE 16th ASANTENENE, RULER OF ASHANTI AND ASHANTI LAND AND THE KINGDOM OF ASHANTI : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

               BLACK   SOCIAL  HISTORY                                                                                                                   Otumfuo Nan Osei Tutu   























































































































































































sei Tutu II


Osei Tutu II
Asantehene of AsanteKumasehene of Kumasi
King Asantehene Osei Tutu II of Ashanti (Ashanti region) Asanteman.png
Osei Nana Otumfuo Tutu II
King of the Kingdom of Asante
Reign26 April 1999 – present
Coronation26 April 1999
PredecessorOtumfuo Opoku Ware II
SpouseLady Julia Osei Tutu[1]
Issue6 children
Full name
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
HouseHouse of Oyoko Dynasty
FatherNana Kwame Boakye
MotherQueen Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem
Born6 May 1950 (age 65)
Kumasi
Osei Tutu II (Otumfuo Osei Tutu, born 6 May 1950), is the 16th Asantehene, ruler of Ashanti and Ashanti land and the Kingdom of Ashantiabsolute monarch and head of the Ashanti royal House of OyokoKing of Ashanti and Ashanti Kingdom and the Ashanti people in Ashanti.[2] King Osei Tutu ascended the Golden Stool (throne) on 26 April 1999. By name, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is in direct succession to the founder of the Empire of AshantiOtumfuo Osei Tutu I.[2]
Osei Tutu II
BornOtumfuo Osei Tutu
May 6, 1950 (age 65)
KumasiAshantiAshantiland,Kingdom of Ashanti
ResidenceManhyia PalaceKumasi,AshantiAshantilandKingdom of Ashanti
Alma materUniversity of Professional Studies
OccupationKing of Ashanti and Ashantiland
King of the Kingdom of Ashanti
Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology[3]
Years active1999–present
Net worthIncrease US$ 1.6–2 billion (average)[4]
Board member ofPresident and owner of Asante Kotoko SC
Spouse(s)Julia Osei Tutu (m. 2006)
Children6 children
Parent(s)Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa
Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem, II
WebsiteManhyiaPalaceOnline.org

Biography

He was born 6 May 1950 and named Nana Barima Kwaku Dua, the youngest of the five children of Ashanti Queen Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem, II, Asantehemaa (Queen mother of the Kingdom of Ashanti). His father Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa was from Kantinkyere in Ashanti and was also the Brehyia Duke of Ashanti. Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa died on 1 January 2002, in Kumasi, Ashanti.
Osei Tutu has six children. His father had other offspring from other marriages, including Yaw Boateng, Kwaku Duah, Kwabena Agyei-Bohyen, Afua Sarpong and Ama Agyemang (Kumasi, Ashanti), Fredua Agyeman Prempeh, Nana Kwasi Agyemang Prempeh and Nana Kwasi Boachie Gyambibi (Kumasi, Ashanti).
King Asantehene Osei Tutu II's name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the name of the Ashanti king's paternal grandfather.

Titles and styles

Monarchical styles of
King Asantehene Osei Tutu II ofAshanti and the Kingdom of Ashanti
Flag of Ashanti.svg Ashanti Empire Flag.svg
Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleAsantehene ma Asanteman
  • 6 May 1950 – 26 April 1999: His Royal Highness Prince Nana Dua of the Kingdom of Ashanti
  • 26 April 1999 – present: His Majesty The Asantehene (King) of the Kingdom of Ashanti

Education

He graduated in Philosophy with a first-class degree and degree of Doctor of Philosophy, conferred at a ceremony at The Barbican CentreLondon on 11 January 2006.

Ashanti Union with Ghana


King Asantehene Osei Tutu II of Ashanti, the Absolute Ruler of Ashantiand Kingdom of Ashanti visits National Museum of African Art on an Ashantiofficial state visitWashington, D.C.
The Asantehene is highly revered in the Kingdom of Ashanti - Osei Tutu has frequently commented on the works of Ghanaian politicians.[5][6][7][8][9]
He received international media attention after some of the Ashanti crown jewels were allegedly stolen from an Oslo hotel in October 2012.[10][11][12]

Residence

King Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Kingdom of Ashanti resides at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital city of the Kingdom of Ashanti.[13]