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