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BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT:KING OSEI TUTU I: THE FATHER OF THE ASANTE EMPIRE

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By:Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Young King

Osei Tutu I was born in what is modern-day Ghana in 1660. When Osei Tutu I inherited the title of Kumasihene (king of Kumasi). Tutu would use this new influence to get the other Akan city-states to unite against the regional African hegemonic power,who were also an Akan people known as the Denkyira.

GOLDEN STOOL

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Osei Tutu I and his traditional African priest Okomfo Anokye motivated many Akan city-states to unite because of a traditional African belief that the Golden Stool came form heaven and held the soul of the new Asante kingdom.

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Once unified of what was the newly formed Asante kingdom, of which Osei Tutu I was now the new the Asantehene (Asante king), Tutu and his new forces would go on to defeat the the Denkyira, and then they would use the pincer formation to turn the new kingdom into a West African Empire. This was achieved by welcoming small African kingdoms who were willing to join the Asante confederation and by conquering other West African city-states who refused to submit to the power of the Asante empire. By 1701 the European powers on the coast of Ghana began take notice of the military brillance and growing power of the Asante.

Death OF THE KING

In 1717, Osei Tutu I would be killed in a war of conquest against the Akyem. He was allegedly shot by a sharpshooter who was hiding in the forest. He died crossing the River Pra.

LEGACY

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Osei Kofi Tutu I with his loyal priest and advisor, Okomfo Anokye, united several Akan city-states to form the Asante kingdom, which later became the Asante empire.

Osei on thrown

Osei Tutu II, currently sits on the thrown of Asante (Golden Stool), and even though like the Queen of England, his role is more ceremonial than political, the Asantehene is still one of the most powerful, respected and influntial people in Ghana today. The Asante kingdom is alive and well today in the Asante region of Ghana, even thougn it has shrunk in size since the birth of modern-day Ghana, the territory of Asante is still slightly larger than the nation of Israel and it’s influence is felt all over the nation of Ghana and is respected all over the world, especially within the African diaspora .

Osei II at ceremony

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AFRICAN WARRIOR’S SONG! (POEM)

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BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN WARRIORS FIGHT FOR THEIR LAND, CULTURE AND BEYOND

THANK GOD THE EUROPEANS ARE VERY SNEAKY, CLEAVER AND TWO-FACED, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT VERY STRONG

WHAT THE PALE FACED INVADERS LACKED IN PHYSICAL PROWESS , THEY MADE UP WITH EVIL INTENT AND PLANS OF DOING WRONG

EVEN TO THIS DAY IT IS THE SAME OLD HEART WRENCHING BLOODY SONG

SO THE AFRICAN PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP BEFORE ALL OF THEIR NATURAL WEALTH IS LIKE THE DODO BIRD AND IS FOREVER GONE!

SPOKEN POETRY:

https://soundcloud.com/leon-kwasi-kuntuo-asare/african-warriors-song-poem

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND?!
VOLUME #2 POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE AND SCRIBD:
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LANGUAGE OF MY FOREFATHERS! (TWI IN GHANA)

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DON’T BOTHER GIVING ME A NATIONAL LANGUAGE

IF IT’S NOT THE LANGUAGE OF TWI, THE LANGUAGE OF OUR FOREFATHERS

KWAME NKRUMAH, JERRY RAWLINGS, OSEI TUTU, 1 AND 2

THAT’S THE ONLY LANGUAGE I WANT TO HEAR BEING SPOKEN TO THE GHANAIAN YOUTH

NOT THE LANGUAGE OF OUR INVADERS AND ENSLAVERS!

LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
VOLUME #2 : POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE AND SCRIBD :

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THE ORIGINAL MAN! (POEM)

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I’M THE ORIGINAL MAN

FROM A BEAUTIFUL AND DISTANT LAND

THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION

MY HISTORY IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN GOLD AND IVORY

MY LEGACY HAS BEEN DENIED TO ME

TV AND MOVIES LIE AND SAY I HAVE NONE

I GUESS THEY FORGOT ABOUT ASANTE AND ABYSSIANA!

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA :DIVIDED WE STAND? !
VOLUME #2 : POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
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