| 26 April 1999|
House of Oyoko Dynasty
| Lady Julia Osei Tutu|
| 26 April 1999 – present|
6 May 1950 (age 65)
University of Professional Studies, Kilburn Polytechnic, University of North London
Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa, Nana Kwame Boakye
Manhyia Palace, Kumasi, Ghana, Ashanti Region, Ghana, Ashantiland, Ashanti Empire
Otumfuo Opoku Ware II
Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II Wikipedia
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.
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.
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).
Emperor Asantehene Osei Tutu II's name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the name of the Asante emperor's paternal grandfather.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
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.
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.