Ghana : 11 Year Old African American Boy Made Chief In Ghana

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An 11-year-old African-American philanthropist
has written his name in the history books of
Aferie, a village near Sefwi Wiawso in the
Western Region, where he has been enstooled
the youngest chief ever in the area.
Young Devin N. Grandison was enstooled the Nkosuohene of Aferie at a mammoth traditional
ceremony attended by chiefs and people of the
area and a group of 15 Americans that travelled
from the US to participate in the event last
Wednesday.
The African-American boy, who answers to the stool name Nana Obongu Agyeman II, was given
the honour of the Nkosuohene (development
chief) of the area by the Aferiehene, Nana Kwaku
Asante and his elders.
The chiefs and people of Aferie, led by Nana
Kwaku Asante, decided to bestow the honour on Nana Obongu Agyeman II following his vital
contributions to the development of the area.
The 11-year-old boy, who has the development
of Aferie at heart, has donated items such as
school supplies and library books to students that
reside in the twin villages of Aferie and Bosomoiso.
The Aferie Nkosuohene has also donated
assorted clothing, shoes and other items which
were distributed to the poor natives of the town
and their children.
The newly-enstooled chief was paraded through the principal streets of Aferie, majestically
dressed in ‘kente’ cloth and dancing to traditional
tunes in a palanquin, amid cheers from the
townsfolk.
Later in his address, Nana Obongu Agyeman II
disclosed that he had set up a scholarship scheme under the name ‘Devin N. Grandison’ to help
brilliant but needy students in the areas to climb
to the top of the academic ladder, stressing he
had passion for the development of education in
the town.
Nana Obongu Agyeman II, a poet, drummer, swimmer, honor student and pianist, first visited
the village in April 2010 with a group of US
students at the invitation of Dr. Beryl Dorsett, also
known as Nana Ama Serwah-Nyarko, the
Nkosuohemaa of Apatrapa in the Ashanti Region,
on humanitarian service in some villages in Ghana.
Young Devin, during the visit, showed some
students in the Aferie village how musical notes
were translated into music on a piano. This
marveled the Aferie chief and his elders who
therefore decided to honour him as Nkosuohene. Since that time, the young Africa-American had
been donating generously to the community to
help better the lives of the people.
He was presented an International Youth Award
at the United Nations by the National Association
of Negro and Professional Women’s Club, INC. Nana Obungu Agyeman II lives with his
grandparents, Louis and Maxine Grandison, and
his aunt Rebecca in Mount Vernon, New York,
USA.
SOURCE: myjoyonline.com/mobile/v3/read.php?siteid=4&catid=20&contentid=82253
 

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Brother Ibrahim ... Hey Sweetie .... :wave:

This is a beautiful story, thank you for sharing ... amazing ... an African American philanthropist at age 11 !!!! ... giving to Africa ... wow !!!

Tell me though ... does his newly appointed position as Chief come with duties that are generally the responsibility of adult men?

If so, what are they? Do you think he will be able to fulfill the duties?

What are your thoughts on this?

And what does "enstooled" mean ... ?? ... i looked it up and could not find any definition.

Thanks for Sharing!

Love You!

:heart:

Destee
 

ibrahim

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Brother Ibrahim ... Hey Sweetie .... :wave:

This is a beautiful story, thank you for sharing ... amazing ... an African American philanthropist at age 11 !!!! ... giving to Africa ... wow !!!

Tell me though ... does his newly appointed position as Chief come with duties that are generally the responsibility of adult men?

If so, what are they? Do you think he will be able to fulfill the duties?

What are your thoughts on this?

And what does "enstooled" mean ... ?? ... i looked it up and could not find any definition.

Thanks for Sharing!

Love You!

:heart:

Destee
Yes. It comes with responsibility meant for adult men or women.
But in this case, he will have "elders" or adult men and women to guide him.
Generally, all he needs to do is continue with his work. His philanthropy.
 
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