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Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II

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Coronation  26 April 1999
House  House of Oyoko Dynasty
Name  Otumfuo Osei
Spouse  Lady Julia Osei Tutu

Otumfuo Nana Osei-Tutu II and his Court welcome the NATO Secretary-General de Hoop Scheffers to Manhyia Palace

Reign  26 April 1999 – present
Born  6 May 1950 (age 73) Kumasi (1950-05-06)
Education  University of Professional Studies, Kilburn Polytechnic, University of North London
Parents  Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa, Nana Kwame Boakye
Residence  Manhyia Palace, Kumasi, Ghana, Ashanti Region, Ghana, Ashantiland, Ashanti Empire

Predecessor  Otumfuo Opoku Ware II

Similar  Opoku Ware I, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Opoku Ware II

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Osei Tutu II (born 6 May 1950) is the 16th Asantehene, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti in Ghana since 26 April 1999. By name, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is in direct succession to the founder of the Empire of Ashanti, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.


Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II during his arrival in Uganda for the 25th coronation anniversary

Otumfuo nana osei tutu ii laughs beautifully


He was born on 6 May 1950 and named Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, the youngest of the five children of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa (Queen-mother of the Ashanti). His father Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa was from Kantinkyere in Ashanti and was also the Brehyia Duke of Asante. Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa died on 1 January 2002, in Kumasi, Ashanti.

Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II

Osei Tutu has six children. His father had other offspring from other marriages, including Yaw Boateng, Kwaku Duah, Kwabena Agyei-Bohyen, Afua Sarpong and Ama Agyemang (Kumasi, Ashanti), Fredua Agyeman Prempeh, Nana Kwasi Agyemang Prempeh and Nana Kwasi Boachie Gyambibi (Kumasi, Ashanti).

Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II sitting on his golden color chair

Emperor Asantehene Osei Tutu II's name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the name of the Asante emperor's paternal grandfather.

Titles and styles

  • 6 May 1950 – 26 April 1999: His Royal Highness Prince Nana Dua of the Empire of Ashanti
  • 26 April 1999 – present: His Majesty The Asantehene (Emperor) of the Empire of Ashanti
  • Education

    Osei Tutu had his "O"-level education at Sefwi Wiawso Senior High School. He graduated in Philosophy with a first-class degree and degree of Doctor of Philosophy, conferred at a ceremony at the Barbican Centre on 11 January 2006.

    Ashanti Union with Ghana

    The Asantehene is highly revered in the Empire of Asante (Ashanti Region and other parts of Ghana)— Osei Tutu has frequently commented on the work of Ghanaian politicians.

    He received international media attention after some of the Ashanti crown jewels were allegedly stolen from an Oslo hotel in October 2012 when he was attending a conference in the Norwegian capital.


    Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Empire of Asante resides at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital city of Ashanti region and the Empire of Asante.


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