Sunday, 7 October 2007


Nana Juaben Serwaa II, alias, Nana Akosua Oheneafrewuo, ex-Juabenhene, in a rare picture with Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's 1st President. Nana, can be seen standing next to Madam Fathia Nkrumah. Nana, in those days, was a powerful female ruler of Juaben, and reigned as both the King and Queen of Juaben, from the late 1950's to the mid 1960's. Nana, later on enstooled her son, Nana Kwabena Boateng I, as Juabenhene, and assumed her former position as Queen of Juaben. Owing to the political exigencies of the time, Nana Kwabena Boateng, later abdicated.
This repository of traditional wisdom, well schooled in the culture, customs and traditions of Juaben and Asante at large, is fortunately still alive and thriving in Juaben. She is now, verging on almost a 100.

Nana Juaben Serwaa II, Ruler of Juaben, sitting in state, during a minor ceremonial.

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