Ghana is a beautiful mixed bag of amazing people from different backgrounds, lifestyles and cultural traits. s2e Refer to Offinso State book for more details. Eno Dufie brought forth Akumin. Oral history again says that Afia Bomo was settled in Ayigya by her husband, Otumfour Osei Tutu I. The programme is also to link Ghanaians in the Diaspora to their root for socio-economic development.

Oral history has it that. Video, 00:02:57, The teenager with a zoo in his mouth. Etuo Ato Bare: Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante-British War of 1900-1 by Albert Adu A. Boahen. Modern-day Ghana is comprised of Britain's Gold Coast colony and the British part of Togoland, a German protectorate that eventually fell under the control of Britain and France. Still Nana Wiafe Akenten I sat quietly and peacefully in defiance of Asante wisdom. The warlords took their rightful shares of the spoils. To correct all the anglicized names of towns and villages in Ghana through building accurate historical antecedence to protect any future diversion or distortions in our Ghanaian languages. Kwame Nkrumah: The Father of African Nationalism by David Birmingham. Its prime minister (and later first president), Kwame Nkrumah, named the new country after the great ancient empire of Ghana. elizabeth queen mother bowes lyon daughter princess alamy margaret The third element concerns the control of the Mmamma groups and the Asakyiri royals of Anou in ascending to the Krontire Stool of Offinso. ancestry About the Fanti people. While some believe that Nana Tabi came with his old mother, Amponsaa, and his wife, Agyeiwaa, others however, are of the opinion that Nana Tabi arrived in Offinso alone. 4. Agyeiwaa, the wife of Nana Tabi, belonged to Bretuo Clan of the Mampong Royal family, Tunsuase, but had then travelled all the way from Mampong with her mother, Adutwumwaa, to settle at Akyem Dwease because of frequent wars in the area during that period.

Ghana is a republic in West Africa. The Offinso people (the Asona family) led by Nana Froben-Twea departed from Adansi in search of a comfortable place of abode in the later part of the 16th century. Nana Kwame Tieku continued the good work of his predecessor. Their intention to seek a new settlement was based on two reasons; firstly to have a place that they could permanently settle as their own and, secondly, to secure a place large enough to accommodate their increasing population. A collection of essays on the Akan peoples of Ghana, particularly the most powerful of all their kingdoms: Asante. Regions: Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family. The name Ankodease derived from the expression Ankondeasefo literally meaning the Ankodease people. It should be unequivocally stated that Offinshomanhene, together with all the paramount chiefs within Asante, serve in Manhyia and participates fully in the governance of the Asante Kingdom. This programme was to cover all the traditional areas aim at reducing existing chieftaincy conflict and to prevent future chieftaincy related disputes. Oral history attests that it was under the leadership of Nana Dwamena Tia that brought the entourage to the present day Offinso. Between the late 1630s and early 1640s Kwabena Kwakuah, the son of Nana Adwoa Fosua, assisted the Denkyira state in diverse ways. Nana Tabi followed the steps of the Asona family who earlier on migrated from Adansi Akrofuom in different groups to seek a new place of settlement. During that period Nana Wiafe Tope was the eldest of the family and the leader as well . Nana Adutwumwaa was the daughter of one of the royals who later became Ashantihene with a stool name Nana Kusi Obuadum. Nana Kwame Tieku, the brother of Nana Kwabena Kwakuah, succeeded him as the Kyidomhene of Denkyira State. The son was called Tabi Adade while the females included Abena Antwiwaa, Akrasiwa, Ani - brani (Anisabeni), Abrafi Panin and Abrafi Kumaa, Kwasi Kokor was the leader of the migrants. Just like any other paramount chief in the Asante Kimgdom, the authority of Offinsoman as a paramountcy and its chief as a paramount chief or Omanhene is derived from the Golden Stool of the Asante Kingdom and that of the Asantehene. The Ashanti Royal Family Ghana has much to offer the visitor: tropical beaches, waterfalls, the game-rich savannah of Mole National Park, the coastal forts. Unless otherwise noted, these books are for sale at Book Categories: Modern Ghana, History, Mali & Ghana Empire, Akan, Ashanti, Effutu, Gold Coast, Travel, African Royalty, Children's Books. Other chiefs took clothes which can be described as a gem of cultural value with artistic tapestry. According to oral tradition, they stayed in Adansi Obuase. They settled close to the river hence their name 'Offin ano fuo' which was later corrupted to become Anou. 2. It is irrefutable to mention that Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, through his numerous developmental initiatives, has contributed immensely towards the rapid growth of the Offinso State. The Asantes were led by Otumfuo Osei Tutu I together with the gallant warriors in the Asante Kingdom. Ghanaian royalty, living in east London. Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Just as mentioned ealier, the eligibility of royalty is mostly determined by the leadership of the gate, which is headed by the Abusuapanin. Disputes in succession confronted many royal stools in Asante, including the Offinso paramount stool. They migrated to Kumasi and called on the Asantehene, at the time Nana Osei Tutu I, to give them a place to settle. King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman. Video, 00:02:27Normal People star wants to play a villain, Killed for blasphemy: 'Like a spear pierced my heart' Video, 00:03:24Killed for blasphemy: 'Like a spear pierced my heart', Somalia drought: I remember at least five children died Video, 00:02:37Somalia drought: I remember at least five children died, Ukraine's First Lady asks US Congress for weapons. The seat of governance of Offinsohene is Offinso (in Offinso Newtown) and serves the Golden Stool abendwa of the Asante Kingdom through participation in the Asanteman Council meetings, serving on Committees to resolve matters which are of importance to the Asanteman, representing Asantehene on occasions and at meetings, and performing all other functions as may be assigned by the Asantehene. 5. These two birds have become the historic emblems of the royal family to date. Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana. The Asante Kingdom, founded around 1701, was renowned for gold. The National House of chiefs as part of its mandate started documentation of line of succession of the various royal families for legal instrument (LI) to be passed. The African rulers did not permit Europeans to settle inland, but did allow them to build castles and forts on leased land along the coast to protect their trading interests. Video, 00:01:42, 'Like Armageddon' - heatwave fire destroys garden, Sunak or Truss will be next PM, Tory MPs decide. The misunderstanding created a deep enmity that resulted in the migration of Nana Aku Boaa and his brother, Kwasi Kwaw, popularly called Kwasi Kokor and her six children comprising one (1) male and five (5) females.

Offinso is arguably one of the few traditional areas in Asante with a large size of land marking from Offin River and its environs, sharing boundaries at the north with Danaase to Akomadan-Afrantwo, and with Takyiman and Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region at the south. Afia Bomo (others believe it is Kepotia) got attracted to Otumfour Osei Tutu I that eventually led to marriage. 'It's not just a shoe, it's a piece of royalty' Video, 00:02:54'It's not just a shoe, it's a piece of royalty', Reverse migration: Why I moved to Ghana. He settled them at Pampaso. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. However, have you ever wondered who fit into Ghanas version of high society families; leaving legacies and sitting on mountains of drool-worthy inheritances? The place where the sharing took place was Bechem, a derivation of the name from the sharing of the booty. Dr. Kwabena Duffuor heads this family which currently owns Unibank, EIB network, Star Assurance among other companies., in no particular order, has identified some of the families (that we think) fit the bill of the most influential Ghanaian families: This could be attributed to the fact that there was less detailed documentation that underpins the pre-creational era of the Offinso State. It is believed that they migrated in different periods. Video, 00:01:09Ukraine's First Lady asks US Congress for weapons, 'Like Armageddon' - heatwave fire destroys garden. Speaking for the Chief: Okyeame and the Politics of Akan Royal Oratory by Kwesi Yankah.

In terms of sitting arrangement of the Asanteman Council, Offinsohene sits at the right hand side of Otumfuor. Headed by James Akpo, better known as Togbe Afede XIV who is chairman of the Volta House of Chiefs. He meant that after the sharing of the goods, he wanted the leftover, the land. This area of settlement gradually became known as Odum Anafo Refer to Offinso State book for more details. Nkrumah & the Chiefs: The Politics of Chieftaincy in Ghana, 1951-1960 by Steven J. Salm and Toyin Falola. Copyright 1994 - 2022 GhanaWeb. After the death of Nana Abena Boaa in Antoa, the next leader was Nana Dankwah Gyeawowa. In the latter part of 1670s Ofobi Oti and his brothers and other hunters were exhibited for their bravery and skills in hunting by killing various animals for Otunfour. Video, 00:01:03One-minute World News, Sunak or Truss will be next PM, Tory MPs decide. Ofobi Oti who was also referred to as Fobiri Ti grew up to become one of the great hunters for Otumfour Osei Tutu I. In this section, however, the book gives a brief introduction of the gates. They named their new place Dankoman meaning we brought our own stool. The Kufuor family The royals of Asamankama belong to the Bretuo clan. The entourage settled at various places including Dedesua, Antoa and Dumanafo, where the hunters among them started searching for a permanent place of abode for the people. Section of the Book also captures Family Tree which are used to determined lines of succession of the various royal families in the Offinso Traditional Area. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: Please help improve this media file by adding it to one or more categories, so it may be associated with related media files (. As the years passed by Yaa Akuaa gave birth to Appiah Kwakwatu and Adoma. The then Denasehemaa, Befoa Twenefoa, also re-directed them to cross the Offin River and come to where Nana Dwamena Tia and his people had settled. The people then decided to settle at the southern part of an Odum tree in order to ensure her safety. Oral tradition shows that Nana Dankwah Gyeawowa also died and was buried in Antoa. Video, 00:01:03, Sunak or Truss will be next PM, Tory MPs decide, High winds fuel fire raging near Athens. The Ekuoana family has appealed to the Asante Regional House of Chiefs. Video, 00:03:21Reverse migration: Why I moved to Ghana, 'I teach computing with no computers' Video, 00:01:56'I teach computing with no computers', Building on Ghana's success. The book contains histories of the Paramountcy, the divisional royal families, the sub-royal families, the affiliate royal families, service stools, Adikrofo, etc. These three elements would be discussed in detail and elaborated in the 2nd Edition of Offinso State Book. This, according to the royal family, explains why some of the royals of Abofour are found in Ayigya. That notwithstanding, there have been instances where people from different clans like Asakyiri and Asene have occupied the Stool of Asamankama which is also the Akwamu Stool of Offnso.

When she was installed her name, Afia Amako, was changed to Amako Hemaa literally meaning Amako the Queen Mother. Video, 00:02:42Ghanaian royalty, living in east London, Up Next.

Nana Abena Boaa exercised leadership authority of the Asona entourage for a number of years during their stay in Antoa. Your purchase through these links will result in a commission for the owner of the site. 6. This informed their intention to move from Denkyira, together with other concerned individuals and groups. Various kingdoms and empires dominated Ghana during this time, including the Akwamu empire and the Asante (or Ashanti) empire. Father Dr. Patrick Nkrumah indicated as follows: It is the royal house of Dentin. The entourage also included some Ekuona people. Some chiefs took gold, diamond and silver. During their migration, they met the Asona entourage led by Froben Twea from Adanse Akrofrom. This approach by the Denkyirahene irritated most of the people, especially the Tieku Aduana royal family of Denkyira. The origin of Offinso Asona royals (the Royal Family of the Offinso paramountcy) has attracted diverse oral historical views, which sometimes, fail to give the unequivocal origin of the Offinso royalty. It must be noted, however, that eligibility of royalty to ascend the Offinso stool from any of the gates is determined by the leadership of any of the gates and the kingmakers of the paramountcy. Ghana became independent in 1957. Refer to Offinso State book for more details. Others can be found in Beposo, Agogo, Afrantwo, Obuase, Anou and other places. This royal family belongs to the Asakyiri Clan and traces its root to Denkyira Embrayem. 3. The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia From Ghana edited by Roslyn A. Walker. Video, 00:01:16Tense scenes in Sri Lanka - BBC reporter on the ground, 'We've spent years preparing our Comic-Con costumes' Video, 00:02:01'We've spent years preparing our Comic-Con costumes', Normal People star wants to play a villain. After the Asantes had won the war, the leaders of the warriors decided, upon reaching the present day Bechem, to share the booty they had acquired. Exactly when these migrant tribes settled the area is not known. Other oral accounts also suggest that the Anou Asakyiri royal family might have joined the Dwamena Tia's entourage to settle in Offinso with the Asona people. All rights reserved. (Refer to the Offinso History for detailed information.). 4. This was because there was a woman among them called Agyeiwaa who was pregnant and was due for labour. Nana Osei Tutu I, the son of Owusu Panin of Abrenkese Nyameani, and Manu Kutusi asked Nana Wiafe Akenten I what he wanted out of the spoils. The Rawlingses In 2012 the project Board called upon the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration for a collaboration to help include Ghanaians in the Diaspora in the documentation of histories and cultural practices of all the traditional states in Ghana. He arrived from Adansi Ayaase near Fomena and settled at a place called Bukruwa in Offinso in about the 18th Century. The history captured in this book gives an introduction of the emergence of the various groups in Anou and for that matter the Krontire Stool. This page has been viewed 15,630 times (1,764 via redirect). In the 2014 Mmoaninko brochure, Rev. Their leader at the time was Nana Asare Panin and his brother was Nimsaa Boafo, with their sister Tima Gyeku. Until a judgment is given in favour of the Ekuona people, the Aduana family will remain occupants of the stool per the judgment of the Offinso Traditional Council. The word Ashirem was coined from the Akan word Hyire which means white clay. Fall of the Asante Empire by Robert B. Edgerton. In the later part of the 17th Century, a war was declared between the Asantes and the Dormaa people. The reason for their migration was a serious misunderstanding between the queen mother, Nana Aku Boaa, and the chief of Akyem Duase. Yaa Asantewaa Profile Video, 00:02:42, Up Next. Ankonkodease is a name of a tree. Ghanaian royalty, living in east London. The Obuasehene is also the Benkumhene of Offinso Traditional Area. Video, 00:01:42'Like Armageddon' - heatwave fire destroys garden, One-minute World News. El Dorado in West Africa by Raymond E. Dumett. Later on, the Asantehene gave them to Nana Wiafe Kofi I to settle them at Offinso Old Town. The Story of Africa: Gold Coast to Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah: The Father of African Nationalism, Nkrumah & the Chiefs: The Politics of Chieftaincy in Ghana, 1951-1960, Speaking for the Chief: Okyeame and the Politics of Akan Royal Oratory, "The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself" and Other Writings, Etuo Ato Bare: Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante-British War of 1900-1, Chiefs Know Their Boundaries: Essays on Property, Power, and the Past in Asante, 1896-1996, The Power of Gold: Asante Royal Regalia From Ghana, An Archaeology of Elmina: Africans and Europeans on the Gold Coast, 1400-1900, Children's Books About the Ghana Empire and West Africa, Other Children's Books About African Royalty. After a positive recommendation was given to Nana land from the then Danase Hemaa, Nana Benefowaa Twenewaa who was married to Nana Obiri Yeboah the then Asantehene. Due to this Asantehene Osei Tutu I directed them to Denase to seek a comfortable place of abode. Chiefs Know Their Boundaries: Essays on Property, Power, and the Past in Asante, 1896-1996 by Sara S. Berry. That notwithstanding, the historical views of the two royal families were captured in the Offinso State Book just as were presented in order to ensure fairness and equity.

One of their great grand ancestors called Bresiam Kunadu escaped from the then Denkyira chief Nana Boa Amponsem for reason not captured in oral history. The emblem of the family is a vulture. Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Ghana. World Royal History, The Constitution of Ghana The royal Asene clan of Obuase migrated from Denkyira Brofoyedu. The great grand ancestress Maame Adwoa Fosua gave birth to Kwabena Kwakuah, Akosua Nyarko, Kofi Agyen and Kwame Tieku in Denkyira. There is also Ekuona royal family of Abuasu who claim ownership and royalty of the Abuasu Stool. The Book is arguably considered to be the biggest history book in West Africa with about more than 3000 pages. It is believed that on her migration she was protected by an eagle, okore and vulture, Kokosakyi. The Botchway Family This situation compelled some of the groups to depart from Adansi, including the Achems and other Asona groups like the present day Offinso, Edwoso, and Beposo. Today's Ghanaians seem to be descendants of immigrants from different parts of Africa, including the ancient empire of Ghana. Oral history indicates that on one occasion in Asante history Afia Bomo, the sister of Ofobi Oti, followed the brother to Kumasi. Paa Kwesi Nduom owns the Groupe Nduom conglomerate, which includes the GN Bank, Coconut Grove Hotels, Gold Coast Security and Ghana Media Group among other subsidiaries. The book also contains histories of towns and villages in the Offinso South Municipal and the Offinso North District, churches, schools, the Muslim Community and important personalities one has to know in Offinso. The Nduom Family The ancestors of Offinso, led by Nana Froben Twea migrated from Kokobiante near Adansi Akrofuom and settled at Akrofuom for some time before moving northwards through Adansi Akrokeri, through Ahwiaa on the Bekwai - Obuasi trunk road and through Dedesua and finally settled at Yententwaa, present day Kenyasi, founded by the Oyoko clan. Cultures and Customs in Ghana by Richard Rathbone. They are popularly called Guakro Bretuo. Nana Amponsah Yentumi became the first occupant of the royal Asene Stool of Obuase. Nana Abena Boaa was the sister of Nana Amponsa Kwatia. Oral tradition attests to the fact that the Offinso royalty derives its lineage from one Abrewa Dokua, a descendant of Abrewa Asakra, whose lineage is traced to Aso-a-Oboadea (4). After the incident, the people expected justice from the Denkyira chief, Nana Boa Amponsem. History has it that due to the numerous wars at the time they had to move from there in order not to be taken hostage. They built small houses and started farming. 1. Guide to Ghana ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

From Denkyira, Nana Kunadu settled at Adanse Akrofrom. Another version of the oral history indicates that the first migrants were Nakaa Obisiw and Yaa Akuaa but not Amponsah Yentumi as it is claimed. The Asakyiri family migrated from Adansi Akrokere to Offinso. The history of Anou entails three (3) elements that are very complex to bring together in order to have one unique history for the Krontire Stool of Offinso. They revealed a lot of previously unknown information about her family, which led to an exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives in London. About the 100-year war for Africa's Gold Coast. Video, 00:01:03Sunak or Truss will be next PM, Tory MPs decide, High winds fuel fire raging near Athens. Video, 00:00:55. It included parts of modern Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal. In 2015, the issue was handled by a judicial committee of Offinso Traditional Council of which judgment went in favour of the Aduana royal family as the rightful owners and occupants of the stool. During my reign as President of the House I want to move fast on this programme to ensure that most of the Traditional areas are covered. It was around this period the Asona entourage led by Nana Dwamena Tia searched for a new place of abode in order to relocate from Antoa. The Asona royalty of the Offinso paramountcy has two main gates namely, Ashirem and Ankonkodiase. They migrated to Asante Atoa before they finally settled at Offinso. Nana Dwamena Tia later became known as Nana Dwamena Akenten. Oral history captured in ROHIK suggests that Nana Dankwah Gyeawowa was buried on the way to Nyamaaa Fetish in Antoa and the place was supposedly marked by an ntome tree. Fante by Chika Okeke and George Bond. Nana Kweku Gyampo, who was then living in Anou was asked to take care of the then Offinso Queen Mother, Nana Amako Hemaa who was sick at the time. Bradt Ghana by Philip Briggs. In the course of the journey, Nana Froben-Twea died and was succeeded by Nana Amponsah Kwatia, who was his nephew.. Nana Amponsa Kwatia also led the group for some time before the mantle was taken over by Nana Abena Boaa in Antoa. With regard to Nana Nakaa Obisiw he was born during the Offinso settlement. The Awuah-Darko family Oral tradition confirms that he originally migrated from Kyebi before settling at Adansi Ayaase for a while. As well as documenting official and unofficial cultural practices of all the traditional states in the ten regions of Ghana with an aim of protecting our heritage and building the true definition of Ghanaian Cultural image. Video, 00:00:47The teenager with a zoo in his mouth, Tense scenes in Sri Lanka - BBC reporter on the ground.

7. Refer to Offinso State book for more details. The lens of the existing historical facts focuses on the true relationship that exists among the three aforementioned ancestors believed to have brought forth the royalty of the Asona entourage that eventually metamorphosed into the royalty of the present Offinso paramountcy in the Asante Kingdom.

That is why there is a saying in Akan among the royals of Abofour that Abofohene to Otumofur Kwansen Tuo. Historically, it has been attested via oral history that the Asona Family settled in Adansi together with the people of Achem, Edwoso and Beposo in the mid-14th century. Offinso State or Offinsoman, as it is popularly known, is one of the major traditional states of the Asante Kingdom whose chief, the Offinsohene, pays direct allegiance to the Asantehene, the King of Asante. Books About West Africa and the Empire of Ghana. When Nana Tabi arrived in Offinso he did not return. Yaa Asantewaa, an Asante queen mother, led a war against the British. He co-founded Data Bank, and founded the SAS group of companies.

Ghana was an important center of trade, and its wealth was so great that Arabs called it "the land of gold" and its ruler "lord of the gold.". That notwithdstanding, the current Obuasehene, Nana Osei Boateng Yentumi, and other royals believe that the first migrant was Nana Amponsah Yentumi. "The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself" and Other Writings by Agyeman Prempeh I. She was handed cache of documents during a trip to Ghana in 2013. The project will discover new Tourism sites in the various traditional areas and to build strong and comprehensive historical definition about the existing historical sites in Ghana. The Abuasu Stool is currently occupied by Aduana royal family and traces its ancestral root to Denkyira. Reviews Ghana's history, religion, art and architecture, food and dress, social customs. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents. Inversely, justice was exacted with leniency leaving the son unpunished. Whilst some believe that the people of Offinso migrated from Denkyira (1) others are of the view that the Offinso people traced their ancestry to Aso-a-Oboadie who was said to have emerged from a cave or a hole with some people and were followed by an elephant and a snake, in legend or in oral history (2). The ancestors of the present day Dentin and for that matter the Amoakwaa Aduana clan, migrated from Akyem Duase in the Eastern Region of Ghana. During the reign of Nana Dankwah Gyeawowa, the Asona entourage began to seek a new settlement. In view of the aforementioned, every Offinsohene, when enstooled, must swear the oath of allegiance to the Asantehene. 2022 BBC. The Offinso State Book which was launched on 14th October, 2016 in Offinso Newtown was the third State Book produced by Ghana State Book Project in collaboration with the Offinso Traditional Council.