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, 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”