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

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  1. ibrahim

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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!

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    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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    This have to be an amazing story......
     
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    Thank You Brother Ibrahim ... :love: ... and thank you for not making me hafta miss you as much as i kood haftoo! ... :love:

    I Love You! :kiss:

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    11-year old African American Philanthropist? What? How?
     
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    Interesting.Sup ibrahim
     
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