Long life in prosperity is seen as blessing all over the world. The traditional wife of the Asantehene is 131 years old but still strong.
Photos of the old woman popped up on social media during the burial rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Serwaa Kobi.
Many wondered who the old lady is.
Apparently she’s the traditional wife of the Asante king who have lived all her years inthe Manhyia Palace.
She gave birth to 9 children but unfortunately none of them is currently alive.
In the Akan tradition, Kings and Chiefs have what we term in the Akan Language as ‘nkogwa yare’ which translate to English as Throne Wife which suggests, the wife is attached to the Throne the king in question ascends.
The Traditional Wife of the Asantehene has lived through both the old Goldcoast and current Ghana.
She is well vested in the customs of the kingdom thus is consulted when vital issues are being discussed.
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