Famous "Yaa Asantewaa" picture reportedly a photo of an American Arts student

Famous "Yaa Asantewaa" picture reportedly a photo of an American Arts student

- Yaa Asantewaa's famous photo of her holding a gun and dressed in a bulletproof vest has turned out to be that of an American Arts student

- It is reported that the American posed as the Ghanaian historic icon and ended up going viral

- Yaa Asantewaa became popular and famous for leading the Ashanti rebellion to defend the Golden Stool against British colonial rule

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Historic Ghanaian heroine, Yaa Asantewaa's famous picture of her holding a gun has been claimed to be of an American Arts student who was posing as the Ghanaian icon.

In a detailed report that was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the Twitter handle of The Asante Nation, it was admitted that the photo of the model in a bulletproof war jacket got many people thinking that it is the real picture of Yaa Asantewaa.

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Instead, a true portrait of the famous historic Ghanaian warrior was shared, showing that she looked somewhat different from what has been believed by many as the real Yaa Asantewaa.

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Also, a picture was shared by a user who suggested it was the real picture of Yaa Asantewaa

Famous "Yaa Asantewaa" picture reportedly a photo of an American Arts student
Famous "Yaa Asantewaa" picture reportedly a photo of an American Arts student Credit: @Ashanti_Kingdom
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In 1896, the British exiled her grandson, Nana Kofi Afrane, chief of Ejisu as well as the King of Asante (Prempeh I) to Seychelles.

This was Britain’s way of dealing with African kings in the past, as was the case with the Kingdom of Benin with the capture and exile of Oba.

During this time and thereafter, Yaa Asantewaa became popular and famous for leading the Ashanti rebellion to defend the Golden Stool against British colonial rule.

In a separate report, Angelina Akua Nana Oduro, the girl who is seen in the famous Akwaaba photo that symbolizes Ghana's hospitality both home and abroad has revealed she received no recognition for her picture.

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In an interview with TV3 Ghana sighted by YEN.com.gh, Angelina Akua Nana Oduro indicated that her wish is to meet the president and the minister of tourism at least.

"It is my face that is out there but I have never received any recognition for it" she explained.

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