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DYNASTY OF AKYEM ABUAKWA
Kunutunkununku I was the founder and the first ruler
as the King of Akyem Abuakwa after the collapse of and
break away from the Adansi Kingdom. Succession to the
Akem Abuakwa Paramount Stool after Nana Kuntunkununku
I were as follows:
Apeaning Kwaforo Amoah
Boakye Manu II
Agyekum Adu Owurae
Boakye Mensah III
Agyekum Adu Oworae II
Agyekum Adu Oworae III
above Kings of Akyem Abuakwa ruled in Adansi, as well
as after the fall of Adansi during the movement south
eastwards across the River Pra. These reigns and the "exodus",
as already noted above, took place around 1500 AD. From
that period up to 1733 AD, the following kings ruled in
Abuakwa after driving the Akwamus out of the areas they
were then occupying; events which have already been alluded
to somewhere in this history.
Nana Ofori Panin - He moved his capital from Pameng
to Kyebi. He built his palace at a place where up to
date is known as the OFORI PANIN FIE.
Nana Pobi Asomaning II
Nana Owusu Akyem Tenten- A great warrior who fought
the Ashantis several times during his reign. Akyem Abuakwa
grew in strength and power during his time. It was during
his reign that the Guans and others sought his help
and sending his nephew, Odehyee Safori, succeeded in
driving the Akwamus from what is now known as Akwapim.
He gained the title of "KWAE-BIBIRIMHENE" (King of the
Nana Twum Ampofo Okasu
Nana Birikorang Abodie
Nana Atta Owusu Yiakosang- He was a great and powerful
warrior king. When returning from one of the wars with
the Ashantis with his army through Fanti land, he caught
small pox and fever, and died in Agona Kwanyarko on
a Wednesday. This tragic day resulted in the great oath
of the Akyem Abuakwa people, "MEKA WUKUADA NE KWANYARKO";
literally meaning, "I swear by Wednesday and Kwanyarko"
(Kwanyarko is the town where the event took place).
Another event which took place at the same time was
the drowning in the River Kwanyarko of several of "Ahenemas"
(sons of the Stool) who had accompanied their father
to war and were also returning with him to Abuakwa.
Hence also, the Ahenemas' great oath, "MEKA AHENEMA
NKO", meaning, I swear by Nana's only children", who
were the only sufferers on that fateful day.
have since been set aside and observed as holiday and
a day of remembrance and mourning throughout Akyem Abuakwa
and all citizens of Akyem Abuakwa are therefore forbidden
to go to their farms or tamper with the soil on that
Nana Asare Bediako
Nana Kofi Asante
Nana Twum Ampofo II
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