Osu Wor-Lumor gives account of how a Ga witch doctor performed gbeshie before Osei Tutu I was born

Osu Wor-Lumor gives account of how a Ga witch doctor performed gbeshie before Osei Tutu I was born

- Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II is the Wor-Lumor of Osu

- Wor-Lumor Kpenuku II reveals that a ritual called 'gbeshie' was performed by a witch doctor for Akua Afriyie, mother of Osei Tutu I, to become fertile

- The Wor-Lumor Tutu also said Osei Tutu I was born in the Akuapim Hills and not Anyinam

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Wor-Lumor of Osu, Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II, has given a historical account of how Ashanti's pride, Osei Tutu I was born after the intervention of a Ga witch doctor in the 1600s.

According to Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II, a ritual called 'gbeshie', in the Ga tribe, was performed by Agya Nortey, a prominent witch doctor, for Akua Afriyie, mother of Osei Tutu I, to be fertile.

Highlighting the historical details in an interview with GhanaWeb's People & Places team, he revealed that Agya Nortey, was a witch doctor who was healing people around.

Osu Wor-Lumor gives account of how a Ga witch doctor performed gbeshie before Osei Tutu I was born

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Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II said Agya Nortey performed the ‘gbeshie’ for Osei Tutu I to be born.

At the time, mother of Osei Tutu I, Akua Afriyie, was alleged to be barren and it became necessary that rights and rituals had to be performed for her to become fertile.

Nuumo Noi Sekanku Kpenuku II said when gbeshi is performed, then one’s womb is opened.

This ritual was ‘‘performed for Akua Afriyie and Osei Tutu I was born," he told Ghanaweb.

He contradicted historical accounts that detail Anyinam as the birthplace of Osei Tutu I.

The Wor-Lumor said Osei Tutu I was born in the Akuapim Hills.

"He (Osei Tutu) was born at the Akuapem Hills, at Tutu," Ghanaweb quotes him as saying.

Osei Tutu I became the Asantehene in 1701 and died in 1717 in a battle against the Akyem.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Princess Ewurabena Pokou was Queen and founder of the Baoule tribe in West Africa, now Ivory Coast.

Queen Pokou ruled over a branch of the powerful Ashanti Empire as it expanded westward.

A subgroup of the Akan people, the Baoule people are today one of the largest ethnic groups in modern day Ivory Coast.

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