The mother of the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II, Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II is dead.
Ghana’s national newspaper the Daily Graphic reports on its online portal that the Asantehemaa who was 109 years old passed away in her sleep on Tuesday.
In line with the customs and traditions of the Asante Kingdom, emmissaries have been sent to relay the sad news to the various paramouncies in the Asante Kingdom.
Nana Afia Kobi became the 13th Asantehemaa in 1977 after the death of Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II.
The Asantehemaa is considered as the true mother of the Asante Kingdom and the most powerful woman in the Asante Kingdom responsible for the selection of the apparent heir to the Asante throne.