Meet Yaa Asantewaa: The Queen Mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire

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On October 17, 1840, Yaa Asantewaa was born in Besease, Ghana. At the age of 81, she died on October 17, 1921, in Seychelles.

Asantewaa was one of a virtuous sodbuster and triumphant woman. She was also a rulemaking individual, civil liberation militant, the sovereign, and the chieftain who had wisdom.

Asantewaa was well-known for taking leadership upon the Ashanti revolt. This was to protect the Golden Stool opposing the British settler principle. She promoted female justice and equity amongst ladies and gentlemen. Asantewaa was a relative of Nana Akwasi, Ruler of Ejisu—thenation of modern Ghana.

Asantewaa was called The Queen Mother by one of her male siblings, Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese. Since the Asante Civil War, Akswa passed away around 1883 and 1888. Asantewaa was an outstanding empress mom. She utilized her power to encourage her grandchild as the head of Ejisu once Akswa died.

The British banned Asantewaa’s grandchild including the King of Asante or the Prempeh I to Seychelles in 1896. In 1897, the banning was Britain’s approach to coping with African emperors back then. This was the occurring state with the Kingdom of Benin as well as the seizing and expulsion of Oba Ovonramwen also known as the King of Benin.

Transporting the emperor to deportation was mostly traced through pillaging on one’s territory in those periods. This headed towards the revelation of Britain in numerous of Africa’s worthy artworks and skillsets. Africa still to this day wasn’t intending on repossessing the gems that went missing as well.  

The British Governor-General of Ghana or the Gold Coast—Frederick5-007—anticipated the Golden Story to thoroughly progress. The Golden Stool was the emblem of the Kingdom of Asa which steered towards the Elder’s Conference.

References

The African History. (2020, July 12). Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother of ejisu in the Ashanti Empire, Ghana [1840 – 1921]. The African History. Retrieved October 11, 2021, from https://theafricanhistory.com/493?fbclid=IwAR2VM5hCSN_XqcSDk_2G3ljukefVdhUw3tHAPMItDTNVf1DCLA4sGQXwHxE

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