10 MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL ANCIENT WOMEN THAT RESHAPED AFRICA.

4. YAA ASANTEWAA

Yaa Asantewaa was named Queen Mother of the Ejisuhene (some portion of the Asante or Ashanti Confederacy) by her ousted sibling Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese. Before European colonization, the Ashanti people built up a compelling West African Empire. Asantewaa was the Gatekeeper of the “Golden Stool” (Sika ‘dwa) amid this ground-breaking Ashanti Confederacy (Asanteman), an autonomous league of Asanti tribal families that ruled from 1701 to 1896.

The Ashanti-British “War of the Golden Stool” was driven by Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa with a multitude of 5,000. While Yaa Asantewaa was caught by the British and extradited(deported), her fortitude mixed a broad development for the arrival of Prempeh I and for independence.

Today, Ashanti is an authoritative area in Focal Ghana where the vast majority of the occupants are Ashanti individuals who speak Twi, an Akan dialect gathering, like Fante. In 1935 the Golden Stool was utilized in the function to crown Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II (ruled 1935-1970). Freedom from the British colonialist was anchored in 1957. On August 3, 2000, an exhibition hall was committed to Queen Mother Nana Yaa Asantewaa at Kwaso in the Ejisu-Juaben District of Ghana.

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