Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II

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Osei Tutu II
Asantehene of Asante; Kumasehene of Kumasi
King Asantehene Osei Tutu II of Ashanti-Asanteman.jpg
Osei Nana Otumfuo Tutu II
King of the Kingdom of Asante
Reign 26 April 1999 – present
Coronation 26 April 1999
Predecessor Osei Bonsu II
Spouse Queen consort Julia Osei Tutu[1]
Issue 6 children (6 offsprings)
Full name
Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II
House House of Oyoko Dynasty
Father Grand duke Nana Kwame Boakye
Mother Queen Asantehemaa Ampem II
Born (1950-05-06) 6 May 1950 (age 64)
Manhyia Hospital, Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti

Osei Tutu II (Otumfuo Osei Tutu, born 6 May 1950), is the 16th King Asantehene of the Kingdom of Ashanti absolute monarchy and head of the Ashanti Royal house of the House of Beretuo Dynasty, King of Ashanti and the Ashanti people in Ashanti, Ghana.[2] King Asantehene Osei Tutu II ascended the Golden Stool throne on 26 April 1999. By name, king Asantehene Osei Tutu II is in direct succession to the founder of the Empire of Ashanti, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.[2]

Biography[edit]

Family background[edit]

Born on 6 May 1950, and named Nana Barima Kwaku Dua, King Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is the youngest of the five children Ashanti Queen Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem, II, Asantehemaa (Queen mother of the Kingdom of Ashanti). His father's name is Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa from Kantinkyere in Ashanti and was also the Brehyia Duke" of Ashanti. Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa died on 1 January 2002, in Kumasi, Ashanti.

King Asantehene Osei Tutu II has six children. King Asantehene Osei Tutu II's father, Nana Boakye also had other children from other marriages. Some of his other siblings are Yaw Boateng (living in Canada), Kwaku Duah (USA), Kwabena Agyei-Bohyen, Afua Sarpong and Ama Agyemang (Kumasi, Ashanti), Fredua Agyeman Prempeh (USA), and Nana Kwasi Agyemang Prempeh.

King Asantehene Osei Tutu II' name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the name of the Ashanti king's paternal grandfather.

Titles and styles[edit]

Monarchical styles of
King Asantehene Osei Tutu II of the Kingdom of Ashanti
Flag of Ashanti.svg Ashanti Empire Flag.svg
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Asantehene ma Asanteman
  • 6 May 1950 – 26 April 1999: His Royal Highness Prince Nana Dua of the Kingdom of Ashanti
  • 26 April 1999 – present: His Majesty The Asantehene (King) of the Kingdom of Ashanti

Education[edit]

King [Asantehene] Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Kingdom of Ashanti graduated in Philosophy first class degree and degree of Doctor of Philosophy, conferred at a ceremony at The Barbican Centre, London on 11 January 2006.

Kingdom of Ashanti and state union with Ghana[edit]

King Asantehene Osei Tutu II of Ashanti, the Absolute Ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti visits the National Museum of African Art on an Ashanti Kingdom official state visit, Washington, D.C., U.S.

The Asantehene is highly revered in the Kingdom of Ashanti - King Osei Tutu II has frequently commented on the works of Ghanaian politicians, even with critical undertones.[3][4][5][6][7]

King Osei Tutu II received international media attention after some of the Ashanti crown jewels were allegedly stolen from an Oslo hotel in October 2012.[8][9][10]

Official duties[edit]

Osei Tutu II
Born Otumfuo Osei Tutu
(1950-05-06) May 6, 1950 (age 64)
Kumasi, Ashanti, Kingdom of Ashanti
Residence Manhyia Palace, Kumasi, Ashanti, Kingdom of Ashanti
Alma mater University of Professional Studies
Occupation King of the Kingdom of Ashanti
King of Akanland
Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology[11]
Years active 1999–present
Net worth Increase US$ 1.6–2 billion (average)[12]
Board member of
President and Owner of Asante Kotoko SC
Spouse(s) Julia Osei Tutu (m. 2006)
Children 6 Offsprings
Parents Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa
Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem, II
Website
ManhyiaPalaceOnline.org

Residence[edit]

Main article: Manhyia Palace

King Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Kingdom of Ashanti resides at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital city of the Kingdom of Ashanti.[13]

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