Coronation26 April 1999 SpouseLady Julia Osei Tutu HouseHouse of Oyoko Dynasty ChildrenChild
PredecessorOtumfuo Opoku Ware II Issue6 children NameOtumfuo Osei
Reign26 April 1999 – present Born6 May 1950 (age 65)
Kumasi (1950-05-06) EducationUniversity of Professional Studies, Kilburn Polytechnic, University of North London ParentsNana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa, Nana Kwame Boakye ResidenceManhyia Palace, Kumasi, Ghana, Ashanti Region, Ghana, Ashantiland, Ashanti Empire
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Osei Tutu II (Otumfuo Osei Tutu, born 6 May 1950), is the 16th Asantehene, ruler of Ashanti and Ashantiland and the Kingdom of Ashanti, absolute monarch and head of the Ashanti royal House of Oyoko, King of Ashanti and Ashanti Kingdom and the Ashanti people in Ashanti. King Osei Tutu ascended the Golden Stool (throne) on 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 laughs beautifully
He was born 6 May 1950 and named Nana Barima Kwaku Dua, the youngest of the five children of Ashanti Queen Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem, II, Asantehemaa (Queen mother of the Kingdom of Ashanti). His father Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa was from Kantinkyere in Ashanti and was also the Brehyia Duke of Ashanti. 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).
King Asantehene Osei Tutu II's name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the name of the Ashanti king's paternal grandfather.
Titles and styles
6 May 1950 – 26 April 1999: His Royal Highness Prince Nana Dua of the Kingdom of Ashanti
26 April 1999 – present: His Majesty The Asantehene (King) of the Kingdom 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, London on 11 January 2006.
Ashanti Union with Ghana
The Asantehene is highly revered in the Kingdom of Ashanti - Osei Tutu has frequently commented on the works 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.
King Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Kingdom of Ashanti resides at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital city of Ashanti and the Kingdom of Ashanti.