Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II
|Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II|
|Asantehene of Asanteman; Kumasehene of Kumasi|
|King of the Kingdom of Ashanti|
|Reign||22 June 1931 – 27 May 1970|
|Coronation||22 June 1931|
|Successor||Opoku Ware II|
Kumasi, Kingdom of Ashanti
|Died||27 May 1970 (aged 77–78)|
|House||House of Beretuo Dynasty|
Asantehene Prempeh II of the Ashanti was born in the capital Kumasi. He was four years old when his uncle, Prempeh I (the 13th Asantehene), his maternal grandmother, queen Nana Yaa Akyaa, and other family members were captured and exiled to the Seychelles Islands by the British in 1896. Prempeh I returned from exile in 1924 and died in May 1931, and Otumfuo Prempeh II was subsequently elected as his successor.
- A. B. Chinbuah, "King Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II: He restored the Independence of the Kingdom of Ashanti", National Commission on Culture, 3 August 2007.
- History, Prempeh College.