Ashanti Kings List

Asante Kings = Asantehene

Ori Akenten (1630-1660)
Obiri Yoboa (1660-1690)

Nana Osei Tutu (1680-1717),
Nana Opoku Ware I (1720-1750)
Nana Kusi Obodum (1750-1764)
Nana Osei Kwadwo (1764-1777)
Nana Osei Kwame (1777-1798)
Nana Opoku Fofie (1798-1799)
Nana Osei Bonsu (1800-1823)
Nana Osei Yaw Akoto (1824-34)
Nana Kwaku Dua I (1834 – 67)
Nana Kofi Karikari (1867-74)
Nana Mensah Bonsu (1874-1883)
Nana Kwaku Dua II in 1884
Nana Kwaku Duah II alias Nana Agyeman Prempeh I (1888 to 1931)
Nana Osei Tutu Agyeman alias Prempeh II (1931 to 1970)
Related imageOtumfuo Opoku Ware II (1970-1999)

Moor Al-Bakri, commenting on the customs of ancient Ghana, was fascinated by the matrilineal tradition of succession: “The Kingdom is inherited only by the son of the King’s sister.” Tunkamanin, the king during the time of al-Bakri, was the nephew of the previous King, King Basi.

Source: https://www.ghanaweb.com

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