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Otumfuo To Attend “Memphis In May Festival” In USA

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will attend the 2022 Memphis in May International Festival’s salute to the republic of Ghana.

His Royal Majesty will lead a contingent of paramount chiefs representing all regions of the Asante Kingdom including divisional chiefs, Princes, and stool attendants of the Golden Stool on a special visit to Memphis, Tennessee during Memphis in May’s International Week, May 2-8, 2022.

Otumfuo as part of the programme will attend Ghana Live Riches & Rhythms performance at the Orpheum Theatre on May 5 and the Black Star Black Tie Gala on May 6, which will celebrate the King’s 72nd birthday.

The King plans to address local college students in a public speech, during the visit to Memphis.

On Saturday, May 7, His Royal Majesty will conduct a traditional Durbar Ceremony on historic Beale Street.

Ghana is the sixth African nation honoured by Memphis in May International Festival.

According to James L. Holt, the President & CEO of Memphis in the May Festival, this year’s festival will be historic with the honour of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II gracing the event.

“This will be the first time a current or sitting head of state has visited Memphis during the festival. This will be the first time a King has visited Memphis during the festival.”

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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