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This year marks the 100th anniversary of warrior Nana Yaa Asantewaa I. Check out some facts about her

Nana Yaa Asantewaa is one of the history name that can never be forgotten. She is well known for the war she led against the British. Yaa Asantewaa was born on 1840 at Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire. Her brother was the king of Ejisu at that time. Yaa Asantewaa grew up as a famer and was also in a polygamous marriage. She was a mother of one. Yaa Asantewaa made the name when she decided to lead the war against the British over the Golden Stool. Yaa Asantewaa’s brother died and at that time she was the queen mother. She later nominated her own grandson in place of his brother. Yaa Asantewaa was very brave and so she was allowed to lead the war with 5,000 army. After several years of the war, the British Governa sent a force 1,400 to fight the battle. During the war, Yaa Asantewaa and 15 of her closest members of her team were arrested and sent into exile in the Seychelles Island. The Ashanti’s continued to fight the British throughout the 19 the century. On January 1902 the British finally seized the land that the Asante Army had been defending from them for almost a century. Yaa Asantewaa died in exile in Seychelles Island. In 1924, Nana Prempeh I and the other members from the Ashanti Empire who were in the exile we’re allowed to return to Ashanti Nana Prempeh made sure that the remains of Yaa Asantewaa and other members of the exile were returned for proper burial.

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