The month of October 2018 seems to be a very good one for popular broadcaster and gender activist, Gifty Anti.
After celebrating the third anniversary of her grand wedding to Nana Ansah Kwao IV, Chief of Akwamu Adumasa in the Eastern Region, she had another thing to smile about:
Gifty Anti was honoured by the chiefs and people of Manya Krobo at their Ngmayem festival.
According to Gifty, she had originally attended the festival as the guest speaker for the Yokama Day, a part of the celebration which is dedicated to women.
But she ended up being given the title, Yokama, which means ideal.
Taking to social media to share beautiful photos of the ceremony, was full of gratitude to the chiefs for the honour done her.
"Today, I left Home knowing that I was going to be the Guest Speaker at the Yokama Day, which is a Women’s Day for the Ngmayem festival of the people of Manya Krobo.
After delivering my speech which i think went down well, (Preserving our cultural heritage for a sustainable development), My former colleague at GBC, Soyokour was honoured for being a Yokama, an ideal woman, from the area.
As Is applauded her with admiration, my name was also mentioned and honoured for being a voice for women and children . I was honestly surprised.
I do not come from the area and to be honoured by the Paramount Chief, Nene Sakite II and the Paramount Queenmother, Nana Amplam II is a big deal for me.
I was paraded around the crowd and made to sit on the lap of the paramount Queenmother.
Thankfully, my traditional godmother, Nana Afrakoma II, Paramount Queenmother of Akwamu traditional in her wisdom, sent two Queenmothers and some elderly women from Akwamufie to accompany me to the event.
It was beautiful, it was colourful and I thank God for such an honour.
And so yes, behold Oheneyere Yokama (Ideal woman) Gifty Anti of Manya Krobo lol.
Thank you to His Royal Majesty Nene Sakite II, Konor of Manya Krobo, Her Royal Majesty Nana Amplam II, Queenmother, the planning committee of the 2018 Mgmayem Festival and people of Manya Krobo for this honour.
All Glory to God," she wrote on Instagram.
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Gifty was not the only one excited by the honour as many of her fans also expressed their happiness and congratulated her.
@kimberlyjo9 said:"Congratulations Oheneyere. May the Lord continue to surprise you all days of your life. Am proud of you mum."
For @obaa5972 it was just the beginning of greater things to come: "Congrats Oheneyere Ante Gifty ,this is just the beginning,God blessing is going overflow, relax and never be surprised ,that how He works,his either name wonderful God."
@gragorgeous was full of admiration and pride: "Sis. you are now Oheneyere Dr. Yokama Gifty Anti aka (Awo Dansoa ) I admire you so much. Am also proud of you. We thank God for your life"
@dorcasapraku thought the honour was well-deserved: "you deserve it Keep doing the this work. I admire you from afar"
@naa_yacoba was also an admirer: "Congratulations Oheneyere....really admire you....remain Blessed"
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