Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings

The former first lady, I've observed, is looking good these days. May be, relieved of the burdens of office ( herself and her husband ), her natural beauty has come to the fore. Actually, I think, Nana's mother did a very good job---or is it her grandmother?---, her head, has been moulded in a very typical Asante/Akan fashion, akin to an Akuaba head.

This art of moulding the head, to smoothen out imperfections etc, is now unfortunately dying out. Perhaps, young mothers ought to encouraged to take up this very positive, beauty enhancing cultural practice.

Nana, sitting instate. Flanked on the left by the Queen of Yilo Krobo, the Adwamponhemaa, the Santanhemaa and the Asokorehemaa

Nana sitting in state. On his left, is the Queen of Yilo Krobo, followed by Nana Akosua Afrakoma II, the Adwamponhemaa of New Juaben, then the Santanhemaa of NJ, the Asokorehemaa of NJ and other ahemaafuo of New Juaben. The Paramount Queen of New Juaben, Nana Yaa Dani II, I'm informed, didn't attend....Hmmm, Asem?

The Ruler of New Juaben, Nana Oti Boateng I, welcomes the American President.

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