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‘Ghana has a wealthy tradition’ – Idris Elba talks about assembly Asantehene [WATCH]

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He was invited to affix Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on the first Akwasidae of the 12 months 2023 – a primary for him.

Idris Elba stated “so I confirmed up in my denims. They have been like, no, ‘you bought to put on this kente material’. It was a extremely fascinating day. I imply, it was stunning and the custom was wealthy.”


He famous that he was nervous when assembly the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for the primary time particularly since he was not accustomed to learn how to hold the Kente material steady.

Idris Elba advised Stephen Colbert that “so if you meet the king, usually what it’s important to drop the kente material shoulder down somewhat bit after which shake the King’s hand. It’s a part of the custom like a logo of respect.”

“That is the primary time I’m carrying it and beneath, you simply obtained your shorts on. And my factor stored unravelling. I used to be like, ‘oh, man, I’m going to fulfill the king, and it’s going to fall off me and be standing there in my boxers’.”

The Luther actor stated he was glad to not have had any mishap happen including “I did my factor gently. It was truly a extremely stunning time. I don’t imply to make enjoyable of it. It was very stunning.”


Idris Elba was at Manhyia Palace on Sunday to pay homage to Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Asantehemaa Nana Konadu Yiadom III through the Akwasidea in February.

He led his film manufacturing crew to take photographs of the occasions for his shoot.

The Akwasidae (Sacred Sunday) is widely known each six weeks on the Manhyia Palace, Kumasi, Ashanti Area. Centred on ancestral veneration, remembrance and acknowledgement of previous kings and varied noble feats, it begins from the Asantehene’s throne room and is attended by massive crowds in conventional clothes just like the royal kente.

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