Friday, 21 September 2007

Nananom Agye Adwa, 2, Juaben ( Dwaben ) State

Osekyerehene, Okyerefoo' Otuo Serebour II, Daasebre, the latest in the long line of illustrous occupants of the Yiadom and Hwedie Akonnwa Kesee ( Great Stool ) of Juaben ( Dwaben ). Amongst the titles which Nana Juabenhene has the right to use, having been earned by virtue fo brave deeds in battles past, are Obarima, Okoforobuo, Okyerefuo ( used here ), Daasebre, Osekyerehene ( an indicator of the claim of the Juaben people, that he is the most powerful King in the Sekyere area of Asante ), Okotwa asuo and Katakyie. ( There may well be others ).

Nana is the Oyoko piesie of Asante, that is the first born of the Oyoko Abohyen clan. He is also the traditional head of all the Oyoko royals of Asante, hence his other title as Oyokohene of Asante. Nana Mamponhene is the head of the Bretuo clan and its piesie as well.

Nana is seen here, seated at an Adaekesee festival in Kumasi in 2004.

Nana Dwabenhene and Nana Hemaa, sitting in state during a Kumasi durbar.

Nana Akyaamaa III in Kumasi, in 1995. Nana here, is walking gingerly with her attendants, such as the somesisi ( hold my waist, literally ), fan bearers and other bodyguards on her way to take her place at the durbar.

* Nana Akosua Akyaamaa III, Dwabenhemaa, and occupant of the Adwubi Ofoe, female Paramount Stool of Juaben State, at a durbar in Kumasi. Nana also doubles as the head of the Asuminamu division of Juaben State, having jurisdiction over lands such as Konongo in Asante-Akyem Area.

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