Historical records show that Ashanti's most revered priest Okomfo Anokye was an Ewe

Historical records show that Ashanti's most revered priest Okomfo Anokye was an Ewe

- Okomfo Anokye, the highly-revered ancestral priest with many legacies in the Ashanti Kingdom, reportedly came from Notsie, among the Ewes

- It is said that Okomfo Anokye's real name was Tsala and he was the twin brother of an equally renowned Ewe priest called Togbui Tsali

- Before serving the Ashanti kings in that era, Tobgui Tsali was reported to have gone back to his twin brother for permission and fortification prior to the tasks

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Okomfo Anokye, the most revered ancestral priest who left a huge legacy for the people of Ashanti, is asserted to be an Ewe and a twin brother to renowned historic Togbui Tsali of the Anlo people.

According to reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ashesdelalisaveh.blogspot.com and Ghanaweb.com, it is confirmed that the real name of the Okomfo was Tsala and his twin brother was Tsali.

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It is also indicated that their father was Togbui Akplormada and both twin brothers grew up to become powerful priests who were known for their spiritual prowess.

Tsala, who later became known as Okomfo Anokye, reportedly left Notsie, where the Ewes stayed before moving to their present places of settlement.

Historical records show that Ashanti's most revered priest Okomfo Anokye was an Ewe
Historical records show that Ashanti's most revered priest Okomfo Anokye was an Ewe Ghanaweb.com, ashesdelalisaveh.blogspot.com
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On his sojourn at a youthful age, Tsala finally settled at Awukugua in present-day Eastern Region and because of his spiritual powers, he became known as Okomfo Notsie (in Ewe language, Notsie Hunor) or Notsie priest.

According to the Anlo oral history, Tsala (Okomfo Anokye) returned to Notsie around 1695 to consult with his brother Tsali before accepting the invitation of King Osei Tutu of Ashanti to help establish his kingdom (Ashanti Kingdom).

During the reign of King Opoku Ware, a war broke out around 1746, Tsala (Okomfo Anokye) sought permission from the king to visit his twin brother Tsali at Keteklebi (Fiaxor) to celebrate and fortify himself before leading the Ashantis to the war which he won decisively for the Ashanti kingdom.

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Meanwhile, Togbui Kumassah, a highly-respected Anlo chief whose mouth holds rich historic truths has said that Ga Adangbes and Ewes are descendants directly from the twelve tribes of Israel.

In an interview with Ghanaweb sighted by YEN.com.gh on YouTube, Tobgui Kumasah, who doubles as a spokesperson to the Awoemefia, Togbi Sri III, drew reference from Genesis 30:3-8 and 30:9-13 in the Bible.

According to the historian, indigenes of Ga Adangbe are direct descendants of Gad while the Ewes come directly from the tribe of Judah.

In a separate historic report by YEN.com.gh, a 54-year-old video of a race that Ghana won during the Commonwealth Games after beating the likes of Australia and Jamaica surfaced.

According to a report by citisportsonline.com, the 1966 race actually saw Ghana as the favourites to win the gold medal during that finals.

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It turns out that the race 4x110 meter relay which was finished with a time of 39.8 was a new record that Ghana set by breaking its own previous record.

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