Otumfuo Osei Tutu Kneels Before White Priest In Church; Video Causes Stir

Otumfuo Osei Tutu Kneels Before White Priest In Church; Video Causes Stir

- A video of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II kneeling down before a white priest in church has popped up

- The video shows the Asantehene receiving prayers from the priest during mass

- Ghanaians have been reacting to the video with mixed opinions

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The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been spotted in a video on social media which is causing a debate.

The video has The Asantehene kneeling before a white priest during a church service.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Otumfuo Osei Tutu is seen dressed in colourful kente with his signature bald head.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu Kneels Before White Priest In Church; Video Causes Stir
Otumfuo Osei Tutu Kneels Before White Priest In Church; Video Causes Stir Photo source: @sweet_maame_adwoa
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Kneeling on the floor Otumfuo had to whitemen, a priest and his assistant, offering prayers to him.

After ending his prayer, the priest is seen rubbing what is believe to be holy oil on the Asantehene's head and forehead before the king got up.

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A man who recorded the video from its original source and put it on social media was not happy and spoke with a disappointed tone.

Ghanaians react

The video of Otumfuo kneeling down has been received with mixed reactions. While many have praised the king, others have no been happy just the like the man speaking in the video.

@ssimply_natty said:

"He’s an Anglican and he’s performing his obligations as an Anglican. Just like how the president pays respect to Otumfuor when he goes to AR."

@_Roofman2131gh agreed saying:

"@ssimply_natty; Totally agree, the new wave of kings have their own religion before becoming kings and there’s nothing that’s stop them from being that faith and still being king,if those two were to be conflicted am sure he would’ve dropped one before "He’s serving the god of Isreal and you think they can use antoa to curse somebody?"

kingknubilla60 said:

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"And so what, who doesn't want blessings,? If u re making ur posts think carefully before posting."

joeymawuli said:

"No Matter what they want to show Africans that they are superior. When you don't believe in your tradition and you have been brainwashed that anything black is evil, that's what happened! It's a pity! AFRICAN LEADERS THINK, THINK, THINK......"

nyarkonanakwesi said:

"Ah why will he do that."

Otumfuo's 86-year-old Rolls Royce

Meanwhile, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II recently visited Adum, the central business district of Kumasi, to perform rites in celebration of Awukudae.

Otumfuo rode in his 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 which drew attention in the heart of the city.

A video has popped up showing the king's subjects lining up to cheer him on as his convoy passed.

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