Asantehemaa and Mother of Otumfuo Dies at 111

News reaching indicates that the Queen mother of the Ashanti Kingdom Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II is dead.

The late Queen Mother who is the biological mother of the current occupant of the Golden Stool died at the age of 109, after reigning for 39 years.

There are varying reports as to when she actually died but palace sources indicate that she died on Tuesday morning at her residence.

In accordance with the customs and traditions regarding announcement of funerals of prominent Asante royals, emissaries have dispatched to various palaces of paramount chiefs within the Kingdom to inform them about her demise.

Nana Afia Kobi was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queenmother of the Asante Kingdom since 1695 after the late Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II who reigned from 1945 to 1977.

She saw the reign of the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, as Asantehene who reigned from 1970 to 1999.

By: Ghana/