Emblem :The coat of arms of the Kingdom
Medieval Ghana Empire ( 4th – 13th Century )
The Republic of Ghana is named after Medieval Ghana Empire of West-Africa.Ghana was the title of Kings who ruled the empire.It was controlled by Sundiata in 1240 AD.
Some inhabitants of present day Ghana had ancestors linked with medieval Ghana,with common Akan names.First recording of Ga State in 1510,followed by Asona dynasty.
From the 15th-19th century the Akan people dominated gold mining trade,arts and craftsmanship is well known.Akwaipim and Akropong kingdom states with enthronement of the Akan/Akyem King in 1773 to the throne of Akropong.
In modern day Ghana the Akan’s (Akyems and Ashantis) remain the most dominant population (49.1%) with great emphasis on Akropong & Ashanti Kingdoms.All the chiefdom’s serving as counties,report directly to King respectively.The previous kingdom of Dahomey derives from Ghana,all ancestors of King Behanzin,therefore are distant cousins to the Kings of Ghana (Southern Ghana)
The king Nana ADDO DANKWA III
Credit : Photo by Daniel Laine
The current King of Akropong-Akuapem Ghana : Nana OSEADEEYO ADDO DANKWA III
A graduate from the University of London and an economic advisor for the Ghanaian administration, The King of Akropong holds for the last sixteen years the “sacred seat” of the Akuapem-Asona, one of the sixteen major clans of the Akans. To his right, his “spokesman” carries the royal emblem, the elephant, a remembrance that his kingdom was founded by force.
In 1733, Akwamu launched his army against the city-State of Akropong, which had been spared from the Ashanti conquests. To defend itself, the city called upon soldiers who liked war, the Akim, and who are also the hereditary enemies of the Ashanti. Akropong was saved, and as a reward, the chief of the Akim was enthroned as the King of Akropong.
Traditional polities (Rulers of Ghana)
The direct lineage of King’s (title Akuapemhene)is highlighted in yelow.
ROYAL LINEAGE OF AKUFFO FAMILY
Reigning dates: 1895-1907 “Ohene” King Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo the 1st time (Our great grandfather)
1920-1927 ”Ohene” ” King Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo the 2nd time (Our great grandfather)
Born 24th August 1924-2006 “Oheneba” Prince Herbert Kwapong Akuffo (Our beloved grandfather)
The son of the King of Akropong,his mother was princess Nana Yaa Tweneboah,daughter of the late King Addo Panyin the 1st Adumhene of Akropong Ghana.
The Royal Akuffo family has the following family branches:
BIOGRAPHY of Samuel BUXSON
Prince Samuel Opoku Akuffo Buxson studied business Administration and later on paging technology electronics in Cambridge United-Kingdom.
He worked several years with Philips Electronics and now working in Sales Administration with the Research Laboratory and Pharmaceutical Company Biocodex in France,specialized in the sector of epilepsy amongst others.
He is married to princess Catherine,Isabelle,Sophie Buxson and has a son prince Dorian born in Paris in september 2004,and a daughter princess Jade Athenais Helena Buxson born in october 2014 in Suresnes.
This site makes reference only to my immediate family members and records,and not to the extended Akuffo family.
DETAILS OF CURRENT HEAD OF THE FAMILY
Full name : Prince Benjamin Kwapong Akuffo (My Uncle)
His Wife : Mrs.Vida Kwapong Akuffo (British High Commission) Accra.
Date of birth:July 21st,1961
Full home address:Number 3 Asoyi close,East Legon-Accra Ghana.
Occupation:Freelance broadcast journalist
Activities:Piano playing (been doing this in church close to 37 years)
Show:Hosted numerous television shows
Church:Trinity United,Theological Seminary Campus,box LG 953,Legon-Accra
Title:Prince:(Oheneba) Son of a King (Ohenenana) Grandson of a King.
A King is called:Ohene
Father’s full name : Prince Herbert Kwapong Akuffo (My beloved grandfather)
Mother’s full name : Princess Mercy Twumwaa Akuffo ( of Kyebi)
Only brother : (deceased) Prince William Kwasi Akuffo (my 1st Uncle)
Sisters : Princess Helena Akuffo Buxson (my mother) and Princess Hannah Nyarkoa
My late father Hayford,was a dual Ghanaian and British National, from the Akan tribe and belonging to the powerful kingdom of Ashanti.
Nephew : Prince Samuel Opoku Akuffo Buxson