Asantehemaa Passes Away – Otumfuo Loses Mum

The queenmother of the Asante Kingdom, Asantehemaa Nana Afua Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, has tragically passed away.

 Nana Kobi Serwaa, mother of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, died Tuesday after reigning for 39 years as the maternal overlord of the Kingdom. She was 109 years old.

She was enstooled in 1979 after the death of her predecessor, Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II, as the 13th queenmother of the kingdom. She lived through the reigns of two Asantehenes but has now given up the ghost.

As per tradition, the Manhyia Palace has sent emissaries to inform its subjects of the death of the queenmother. There would be a meeting of all subchiefs at Manhyia Thursday to discuss funeral arrangements.



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