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Thursday, 25 November 2010

DENKYIRA, AN AKAN STATE OF RENOWN.

The Denkyirahene, Overlord of Denkyira, Odeefuo Boa Amponsem III, impressively giving credence to the illustrious history of his state. Nana, is shown, arrayed in some of the best regalia of his Stool. Odeefuo, has been on the Denkyira Stool, since 1955. Odeefuo, in a mark of great friendship with Asante, will always be remembered for the role in played, in preventing the relocation of the National House of Chiefs, from Kumasi to Accra, in the 1990s, when the detractors of Asante, plotted so. Amponsem Nana, mo Opeafo!!

The beautiful (real eye-pleaser) and brilliant Queen of Denkyira, Nana Ama Ayensua Saara III, arrayed in a her Queenship regalia. Nanahemaa, in Denkyira is the real owner of the State, for Denkyira was founded by a woman, her ancestress, Nana Ayekraa Adeboe. If need be, I'm informed, Nana can reign in her own right as Denkyirahene.


The Queen of Denkyira.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

KUMASI, JUABEN. 1940s--50s.

The Queen of Asante, Asantehemaa, Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II, in a regal pose shortly after her installation in 1945. Naahemaa, was about 64yrs of age then, i.e if not more. She crossed the Great River after long reign of 32yrs in 1977. Nana Hemaa, Damirifa.

Reception In Juaben, 1940s-50s. From left, unknown lady--presumably the wife of Nana Yaw Sarpong II, Okyerefuo Yaw Sarpong II---the JUABEN(DWABEN)HENE, Osagyefuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II---the ASANTEHENE, Amy Ashwood Garvey (The diasporan lady who succesfully traced her ancestry to Damang in Juaben) and the beautiful Queen of Juaben((a carbon copy of my grandmother, hmmm, how blood never deceives)) then, Nana Akosua Afrakomaa III, an authentic black beauty. Don't mean to brag, but but but, natural beauty in both sexes, isn't a rare at all, in the JUABEN ROYAL BLOOD FAMILY. For a better view, click on picture---an enlargement will follow.

The King of Asante, Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, Sitting In State in Kumasi, in 1947, at a durbar commemorating the signing of the Alan Burns Constitution. ((PICTURE MAY ENLARGE IF CLICKED ON, I.E FOR A BETTER VIEW))

The Asantehemaa, Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II, arriving at the durbar grounds attended by fanbearers(shielding her from the evil eye) and other female attendants of her court ((lower left of the picture)).
Nana Prempeh II, can be seen arriving at the durbar grounds borne aloft in a palanquin:--upper right of picture. Kumasi, 1947.
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