Brief Asante History
The Asante people constitute the largest of the various subgroups of the Akan tribe, who trace their origins partly to Bono-Manso and Techiman in the present-day Brong Ahafo Region. Asantes constitute about 15% of all Ghanaians by birth, and about 30% of the total Akan population of some 8,563,000 in Ghana. Asantes are located in the Ashanti Region, one of ten administrative regions of Ghana, whose capital is Kumasi
As a united people, the Asantes started with a nucleus of the Oyoko clan around Asantemanso. After several years of subjugation by other empires, such as the Akwamu and the Denkyira, Asante eventually grew to become a very powerful empire founded by King Osei Tutu (1695-1719), after defeating the Denkyira King Ntim Gyakari during the battle of Feyiase.
The following videos tell the rest of the Asante History.
The Reigning Asante King
The Reigning Asante Quuen