Africa’s fastest growing media and communications service provider, EIB Network has been granted exclusive right to broadcast the one week observation of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II live from the inner chamber of her palace.
Led by Ultimate FM and GHOne TV, the royal one week observation will be broadcast live on major media platforms of the EIB Network such as Starr FM, Kasapa FM, Agoo FM, Empire FM, Live FM, Abusua FM, Agoo TV and a host of others.
As part of the one week observation, the event is scheduled to start with a strictly private church service and other customarily right at the inner chamber of the late Queen’s palace.
Several dignitaries have been commiserating with the Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II ahead of marking the one-week observation of his mother’s passing.
Leading the EIB Network team to mourn with Manhyia palace is Klaus Von Bakustein-Chief Operating Officer for EIB, Frederick Frimpong, Chief Human Resource Officer-EIB Network, George Arthur Jack, Business Development Manager-Abusua 96.5 FM, Patrick Edmund Asamoah-Business Development Manager, Ultimate 106.9 FM, Picconius Ofoe Siameh, Human Resource Manager-Abusua and Ultimate FM, Isaac Obiri-Yeboah, Programs Manager-Abusua 96.5 FM and Nana Benyin Anumel, Marketing Manager-EIB Northern sector.
The 111-year-old queen mother of the Ashanti Kingdom, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II passed last Monday at the Manhyia Palace official communication said.
Nana Afia Kobi has reigned for 39 years.
The late Nana Afia Kobi was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queen mother 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.
Otumfour has been receiving guest starting early Wednesday.
So far those who have graced the Manhyia Palace include the Esama of the Benin Kingdom in Nigeria Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, Regional Minister Alexander Ackon, heads of institutions and other political leaders.
Eulogising the late Nana Afia Kobi Ampem, many have described the late queen mother as a repository of wisdom.
The King is expected to name a successor after a 40-day-period.
As part of a tradition, it is believed that some human heads are supposed to be buried along with departed chiefs and queens to escort and serve them in the hereafter.
But some traditional authorities have said Asanteman has abolished this practices ages ago.
Thousands are expected to gather at Dwabrem at the Manhyia Palace to observe the occasion.
Even though a number of media outlets are pitching camp to provide exclusive coverage of the one-week observation, EIB Network is leading the charge with an exclusive right from Asanteman to give live and unparalled coverage of the event live from the inner chamber of the late Queen’s palace.