How Otumfuo Attained The Title King Solomon During His Asantehene Years

Many people consider Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, to be a wise leader whose conflict-resolution acumen has spread to other kingdoms in the nation.

The biblical figure “King Solomon,” who ruled ancient Israel as the son and heir of King David, is frequently used to allude to him.

It turns out that shortly after he took the oath of office in April 1999, supporters and appointees gave him the name.


When Opoku Ware II’s young successor reached office, he reportedly inherited a multitude of obstacles, especially in the areas of land and chieftaincy issues that posed a threat to Asanteman peace.

The speed, ability, and fairness with which he resolved these unresolved conflicts earned him the title of King Solomon.

Otumfuo’s Manwerehene, Baffour Osei Hyeaman Brantuo VI, emphasized the significance of Osei Tutu II’s activities in restoring sanity to the institution he inherited.


“The judicial system was overflowing with cases, and the application of our customary laws to case decisions was lax.

Therefore, he had to meet with the courts and the established system and request that they refrain from hearing any matters that had a traditional or customary bent so that he and his courts could handle them.

“Luckily, the majority of people complied, which helped to establish the momentum for organizing all of these things,” he stated in a video on the Otumfuo’s Silver Jubilee celebration.


Katinka Referring to Otumfuo’s wisdom, Dr. Sir Kwame Donkoh Fordwor, the former President of the African Development Bank (1976–1979), attested, “He is very smart; when you are talking, the very time you start, he knows where you are going to end.”

The state broadcaster GBC aired a video titled Otumfuo Osei Tutu II: Celebrating 25 Years of Local and Global Impact to commemorate the Asantehene’s 25 years in office. The video highlighted Asantehene’s influence both locally and globally.

Many well-known public figures, including politicians, technocrats, diplomats, royals, friends, and colleagues, spoke extensively about Nana Asantehene’s influence both inside and outside of Ghana.


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