Otumfuo Osei Tutu II storms Asantehemaa’s funeral with his ‘rare’ dance

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II storms Asantehemaa’s funeral with his ‘rare’ dance

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Friday exhibited some unique traditional dancing skills at the final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II storms Asantehemaa’s funeral with his ‘rare’ dance

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene

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According to customs and tradition, the Ashanti King rarely dances in public except on special occasions.

Otumfour who is mourning the demise of his late mother, as tradition demands took to his feet to show some rare traditional dance moves.

The Asantehene who was dressed in his traditional apparel and accompanied by his right-hand men displayed some moves whiles hundreds of mourners watch on.

Though many did not understand his traditional dance moves, it is believed he was displaying the supremacy of his Kingdom before his subjects.

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The final funeral rites for the late Asantehemaa started on Friday, December 1, with a grand durbar of traditional priests and priestesses at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

The late queen passed away in 2016 at the age of 109-years. She was succeeded by Nana Konadu Yiadom II, Asantehene’s elder sister.

In all, report says there were about 1,500 traditional priests and priestesses expected to grace the durbar at the Palace to display their skills in drumming and dancing.

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