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The Akyem are an Akan people. The term Akyem (Akim) is used to describe a group of three traditional "nations": Akyem Abuakwa, Akyem Kotoku and Akyem Bosome. These nations are located primarily in the eastern regions of modern-day Ghana. The term is also used to describe the general area where the Akyem ethnic group clusters. The Akyem ethnic group make up only 3-4 percent of Ghana's population but are very prominent in all aspects of Ghanaian life. The Akyem are a matrilineal people. The history of this ethnic group is that of brave warriors who managed to create a thriving influential independent civilization within modern-day Ghana. When one talks of Ghanaian history, there is often mention of the big 6 (The Big Six (Ghana)). These were six individuals who played a big role in the independence of Ghana. Of the big six, people of Akyem descent made up three.

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Bature: Chiefs can comment on political issues - Tweet this news comments comes after Osabarima Adusei Peasah, -Akyem- Tafohene, purported to be speaking on behalf of Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II endorsed a second term bid of President JEA Mills. Osabarima Adusei Peasah at a durbar at - Date : Tue, 07 Jun 2011 23:18:18 GMT+00:00
NPP, The Pseudo Asante - Akyem Party Disrespects Northerners - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--As a Ghanaian of Northern extraction born in Nima, I found the insults heaped on us by the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa (in one of the two regions won by NPP) during the last elections as medieval and disrespectful. Even though Nana Akomea - Date : Sun, 05 Jun 2011 04:25:25 GMT+00:00
Daily Guide; Spare Us The Sin-Filled Sermon! - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--Read yesterday's editorial of The Daily Guide and you will marvel at the position that the paper took in respect of the recent open endorsement of President Atta Mills for a second term by the -Akyem- Tafohene, Osabarima Adusei Piasah IV. . - Date : Mon, 06 Jun 2011 21:15:35 GMT+00:00
Tender boards urged to award contracts to competent contractors - Ghana News Agency Tweet this news
Ghana News Agency--Donkorkrom (E/R), April 6, GNA - The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi -Akyem- Apea-Kubi, has appealed to tender boards of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to award contracts to competent contractors. He also ur - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:05:44 GMT+00:00
Newmont Announces Board Approval for Akyem Project in Ghana - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--DENVER, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) ("Newmont" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors approved funding for the -Akyem- gold p - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:13:41 GMT+00:00
Atta Akyea: Even Ya-Na won't be happy if… - Tweet this news Akyea, who is MP for -Akyem- Abuakwa South, says given the way things are, “we are not going to go far” with finding the killers of the overlord of Dagbon, “if we go on like this”. Lawyer Atta Akyea was speaking on the Big Bi - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:46:55 GMT+00:00
Gold digger goes to prison for 15 years for sodomy - Ghana News Agency Tweet this news
Ghana News Agency--Presenting the facts of the case, Police Detective Inspector Stephen Atsu, said the victim, a class one pupil, lived with the mother at -Akyem- Osenase. He said on February 4 at about 1530 hours, the boy, after school, was playing with - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:11:41 GMT+00:00
You Have Only One Chance - Modern Ghana Tweet this news
Modern Ghana--4/12/2011 1:49:50 PM - The Eastern regional Minister, Dr -Akyem- Appiah-Kubi, has told students writing the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to bear in mind that they have only one chance to write the examination and there - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:03:57 GMT+00:00
Six persons assault a chief - GhanaWeb Tweet this news
GhanaWeb--Mpraeso, March 30, GNA - Six persons including a lawyer and two teachers on Wednesday appeared before a Circuit Court at Mpraeso for assaulting and stealing the cloth of the Amankrado of -Akyem- Anyinam, Nana Anyimadu. The accused who pleaded no - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:44:03 GMT+00:00
MDCEs charged to enhance development - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Tweet this news
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation--The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr. Kwasi -Akyem- Apea-Kubi, said this when he supervised the election for the confirmation of the Birim North and Kwaebibirem District Chief Executives at separate functions. The candidates w - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:41:35 GMT+00:00

List of rulers of the Akan state of Akyem Abuakwa :
Tenure Incumbent Notes
c.1500 Foundation of Akyem Abuakwa state (also called Okyeman)
Okyenhene (Rulers)
Asona Dynasty
???? to ???? Ba Kwante, Okyenhene
1704 to April 1727 Ofori Panyin I, Okyenhene
1727 to 1742 Owusu Akyem Tenten', Okyenhene
1742 to 1765 Pobi Asomaning II, Okyenhene
1765 to 1772 Twum Ampofo I, Okyenhene 1st Term
1772 to 1783 Obirikorang Aboree, Okyenhene 1st Term
1783 Twum Ampofo I, Okyenhene 2nd Term
1783 to 1790 Obirikorang Aboree, Okyenhene 2nd Term
1790 to 1801 Twum Ampofo I, Okyenhene 3rd Term
1801 to 1807 Nana Saforo Apraku, Okyenhene
1807 to September 1811 Nana Atta Wusu Yiakosan, Okyenhene
1811 Nana Asare Bediako Kwadwo Kuma, Okyenhene
1811 to 1816 Nana Kofi Asante Bayinyiye', Okyenhene
1816 to 1817 Nana Twum Ampofo II, Okyenhene
1817 to 1835 Nana Afia Dokuaa, Regent
1835 to March 1859 Nana Ofori Atta Panyin, Okyenhene
May 1859 to May 1866 Nana Atta Obuom, Okyenhene
July 1866 to 2 February 1887 Nana Amoako Atta I, Okyenhene In exile at Lagos 14 May 1880 to 8 January 1885
1887 to February 1911 Nana Amoako Atta II, Okyenhene
April 1911 to 26 November 1912 Nana Amoako Atta III, Okyenhene
30 November 1912 to 1927 to 21 August 1943 Nana Ofori Atta I, Okyenhene
1927 to 21 August 1943 Nana Sir Ofori Atta I, Okyenhene
25/27 September 1943 to 13 June 1958 Nana Ofori Atta II, Okyenhene 1st Term
13 June 1958 to 14 April 1959 Nana Kwabena Kena II, Regent
14 April 1959 to 5 December 1966 Nana Amoako Atta IV, Okyenhene
5 December 1966 to 13 September 1973 Nana Ofori Atta II, Okyenhene 2nd Term
1973 to 1 May 1976 Nana Ofori Atta III, Okyenhene
2 August 1976 to 17 March 1999 Nana Kuntunkununku II, Okyenhene
17 March 1999 to 4 October 1999 Osabarima Kena Ampaw II, Regent
4 October 1999 to present Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin II, Okyenhene

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List of rulers of the Akan state of Akyem Abuakwa :
Tenure Incumbent Notes
ante1400 Foundation of Akyem Kotoku state
Kotokuhene (Rulers) 1400 to ???? Nana Yaraware, Kotokuhene
???? to ???? Nana Boadi Nanim, Kotokuhene
???? to ???? Nana Danso Brempon -Alias Akrofi BREMPONG, Kotokuhene
Nana Asiedu Aprenten, Kotokuhene
???? to 1717 Nana Ofosu Aprenten, Kotokuhene
ante/c.1733 to post/c.1733 Nana Frempong Manso I, Kotokuhene
???? to 1814 Nana Kwakye Adeyefe, Kotokuhene
1824 to 1825 Nana Afrifa Akwada, Kotokuhene
1825 to 1867 Nana Agyeman, Kotokuhene
1867 to September 1927 Nana Attafua, Kotokuhene
1948 to post/c.1960 Nana Frempong Manso III, Kotokuhene
19?? to June 1998 Okofrobour Agyeman Attafua, Kotokuhene
June 1999 to present Oseadeeyo Frempong Manso IV, Kotokuhene

Akan states of Gold Coast

Efutu * Akyem (Bosome, Abuakwa, Kotoku) * Adanse * Akuapem * Akwamu * Asen * Mankessim (Fante) * Dwabena * Gyaaman (Abron) * Bono * Denkyira * Asanteman (Twi)

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