Ashanti, Brong, Akwamu, Fanti, Nzema, Baule, Agni, Kwahu, etc. I guess there was no further south we could go without ending up in the Atlantic ocean itself.
Ironically, the Europeans came from said ocean and dominated us with their Christianity instead. For a more exciting tale of the origin of the Akan, I actually remember reading in one of these old books that the Akan came from the Middle East region specifically the Seir mountains.
Owns a Belgian Malinois dog and gives commands to it in French, because it was trained in this language.
Belgian Malinois are similar to Alsatians but considered more intelligent.
The importance of the ɛkela is seen in the concept of ɛkela duma (soul name or day name) because God puts the ɛkela into a human at the time of his/her birth which is why every Ghanaian (provided they are Akan) is called Kofi, Kwame, Abena, Yaa or one of the other day names.I’m sure that was a shock for the waves of Europeans who came across our shores with their Christian and patriarchal ways. For the Nzema, Fante, and a few other Akans, it is believed that the mbowule (bones) and the nwonane (flesh) come from the mother; the mogya (blood) and the sunsum (personality) come from the father; and the ɛkela (principle life force or soul) comes from Nyamele (God).However, for the Asante and some other Akans, the mogya (blood) comes from the mother and her abusua (lineage or clan) which is their basis of matrilineal descent.I remember him clearly reading that story, exclaiming, “yes…yes…that’s him, so true, aaaah, I remember…yes”.He then proceeded to fatten the story with his own memories. As much as I am an individualist I love culture and traditions…from an intellectual standpoint.