True Identity Of Okomfo Anokye Revealed By Otumfuo
His name was Okomfo Anokye and he was a twin.
Many believed he was an Ewe man.
According to history, his actual name was Tsala, whilst his twin brother was Tsali Togbi.
Togbi Tsali was the Ewe legend who played an essential role in the establishment of the Anlos.
Infact Okomfo Anokye is the edited version of ‘Okomfo from Nortsie’.
But the Asante history has it that the very Komfo Anokye people sometimes refer to as an Ewe is an Asante. and to be specific, he had all his roots in the Asante kingdom.
According to history of Ashantis, Komfo Anokye was born in Akuapem in the Akwamu kingdom.
He was also a co-founder of the Asante kingdom and was considered the wisest and greatest lawgiver of the Asante people.
He was known for his reported abilities for healing and regulating nature, and for establishing codes of conduct.
There are some uncertainty about his lineage.
One tradition holds it that he was born in Akuapim, which is known for its fetish activities.
Other historians have claimed that his mother and father were from Asante and Adansi respectively, and were relatives of Otumfio Osei Tutu, the military leader with whom he later built the Ashanti kingdom with.
However, all debates were curtailed when Otumfuo Osei Tutu was asked to clear the air regarding the lineage of Okomfo Anokye.
He answered and said, he was an Asante and not an Ewe man as some people claim.
He added that, Okomfo Anokye together with his forefathers built the Ashanti Kingdom.