When Idris Elba visited Asantehene and showed cultural appreciation

Idris Elba is a world class movie star, a British national but his ancestry is traced to Senegal and Ghana.
He visited Ghana last week and was at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi on Sunday to pay homage to the occupant of the Golden Stool, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Sunday was the first Akwasidae of the year 2023, a 40 day traditional occasion observed every six weeks in Asanteman.

The first Akwasidae in every year is normally a big occasion.

Idris Elba did not want to be left out while he was in Ghana and therefore dawned a beautiful kente cloth and headed to the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi for the occasion.

He exhibited his appreciation of tradition, custom and culture as he wore the beautiful kente cloth and walked majestically.

When it was his turn to exchange that golden handshake with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Elba stood a bit away from the King, bowed and extended his hand to meet that of the King.

In many pictures of the actor at the Manhyia Palace which have been shared on social media, one of the lead protocol officers of the Asantehene, Nana Poku is seen “foreskinning” the actor according to social media users on how they viewed the event.

Trust Atta Poku, he is always there and makes sure he is noticed and captured by the cameras, whenever there is a big occasion at the Manhyia Palace.

He is the twin son of the late Nana Akwasi Agyemang, a Kumasi royal and onetime Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

Atta Poku is currently the Urban Roads Director and doubles that activity up with his protocol duties at the Manhyia Palace.

In this Idris Elba show, he is all over the man and social media users could not help but to express it in their comments.

SOurce:graphics showbiz


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