Asantehene: Beautiful Effigy Of Opoku Ware II At Manhyia Palace Museum, Photos Awe Many

Asantehene: Beautiful Effigy Of Opoku Ware II At Manhyia Palace Museum, Photos Awe Many

  • The effigy of former Asantehene Otumfuo Opoku Ware II at the Manhyia Palace Museum has gone viral on social media
  • The post of the late Asantehene was made on social to celebrate him for the role he played in the development of Asanteman
  • Many people who reacted to the post have expressed delight that the museum had effigies of famous Asante royals

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Otufmuo Osei Tutu II's predecessor, the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, has been celebrated for his role in the development of Asanteman.

This comes after the Asante Nation posted a beautiful effigy of the former Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace Museum on its Facebook page.

Photo of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II
Beautiful effigy of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II Photo credit: @The Asante Nation/X
Source: Facebook

The effigy portrayed Otumfuo Opoku Ware II as a stout, handsome man seated on a stool draped in a beautiful kente cloth.

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In celebrating his achievement, the post also paid homage to the late Asantehene for spearheading efforts towards retrieving Asante artefacts in the 1970s during his reign.

"The late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, the founder of Manhyia Palace Museum, was very instrumental in the Asante artefacts repatriation deals; Manhyia Palace Museum itself grew from his diplomatic vision.
But the Asante repatriation couldn’t have worked without Professor Malcolm Donald McLeod, who answered Opoku Ware II’s 1974 repatriation request to the British Museum," the post read.

The Manhyia Palace Museum has effigies of other great Asante rulers, such as Yaa Asantewaa, Nana Konadu Yiadom, and the current King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

At the time of writing the report, the post had raked in over 100 likes and 14 comments.

Ghanaian celebrates the former Opoku Ware II

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Social media users who thronged the comments section of the post celebrated the Opoku Ware II, with many praising the sculptor.

Nana Agyemang Prempeh Ababio commented:

I love his mmrane, Poku Ware Katakyie

Sarichi Richard reacted:

That's great

Aamed Na-pari Dagbandoo added:

I use to admire the hair on his shoulder and hand ooo

Kwaku Aboagye commented:

Handsome

Osahene Twelebobo Boatey Buabasa added:

Asanteman tease fri tete

Man delights as he cleans Asantehemaa effigy

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a Ghanaian man was trending after a video of him cleaning the effigy of the late Asantehemaa.

The man cleans the statue Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II every day despite not being rewarded.

In a video which has since gone viral, Isaac was captured performing his duty with delight.

Proofread by Berlinda Entsie, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh

Source: YEN.com.gh

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Philip Boateng Kessie (Human-Interest editor) Philip Boateng Kessie is a Human Interest editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Philip previously served as a reporter for Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). He also worked as a content writer for Scooper News. Email: philip.kessie@yen.com.gh.

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