Ashanti Girl

My father is from Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. I was born in the south, in Accra.

From Wikipedia ” The name Asante “warlike” derives from the 1670s as the Asanti went from being a tributary state to a centralized hierarchical kingdom. The Ashanti Empire was founded in 1670 and the Ashanti capital Kumasi was founded in 1680 by Asantehene (emperor) Osei Kofi Tutu I on the advice of Ɔkͻmfoͻ Anͻkye, his premier.”

“The Ashanti  ethnic group is a wealthy ethnic group due to large gold deposits that are mined within  Kumasi…Ashantiland is endowed with large deposits of gold and diamonds. Ashantiland  is a top-9 gold producer on Earth,[11] with other industrial mineral deposits of economic value  include diamonds, manganese, bauxite with a high content of aluminium and silica, iron, clay and limestone with traces of copper, platinum, lithium,tin arsenic and mica”

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