On December 15, 1991 after the necessary rites had been performed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I.
In 1991, Adu Tetebo was selected by the Kingmakers as the next occupant of the Tufohene throne to succeed the late Nana Kwadwo Owusu. Tufohene is an Akan word for a person who counsels the chief. On December 15, 1991 after the necessary rites had been performed by the elders, Tetebo was seated as the Tufohene with the royal name of Nana Adu Amankwapam I.
Born into the Asona royal family on January 5, 1949, Amankwapam received his General School Certificate in 1970. Between 1970 and 1973, he read for a degree in accounting and today is a fellow of the Institute of Administrative Accountants and a member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians.
Amankwapam's forcefulness and leadership qualities have made him the inspiration of young and old. It has been his vision that the unemployed be trained and aided to improve their standard of living; he set up training workshops for youth in handicraft production. This includes carving, making and collecting beads, weaving Adinkra cloth and crafting cane furniture, mainly for the export market. He aspires to open two more such workshops so that Ghana's rich handicraft tradition can be shown to the world.
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Ivory Coast Masks
Shop among the dozens of handpicked Ivory Coast Masks and let your wall art speak for itself. Each African mask tells a unique story of its own, bringing lively energy and cultural dimension to any room or office space. Browse through an array of unusual and imaginative expressions on the faces of these West African masks to find the one that appeals to your personal sense of style. Should your time exploring this particular collection of tribal masks inspire interest beyond the Ivory Coast variety, we hope you continue to view African masks from other areas as well.
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