Osei Tutu-I

Osei Tutu-I

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“Osei Tutu-I” (c. 1660 - c. 1717):Osei Kofi Tutu I was one of the co-founders of the Ashanti (Asante) Empire, the other being Okomfo Anokye, his lieutenant and chief priest. Osei Tutu would hold that position until his death in 1717 in a battle against the Akyem. The Ashanti (Asante "warlike") were powerful warriors and highly disciplined people of West Africa.

The Ashanti was one of the few African states able to offer serious resistance to European colonizers. The state's past and current economic revenue is derived mainly from trading in gold bars, cocoa, kola nuts and agriculture. Osei Tutu’s successor to the Ashanti Kingdom was Opoku Ware-I.

The people of Africa take pride in their culture, land, and resources. Green, a strong symbolization of the priceless land, and kente used as a pocket square, outlines the original art of the African people.