Chicago IL September 29 & 30 2018 :One of the most respected and admired chiefs in Chicago , Nana Addae Baffour, Asantefuohene of Chicago and his siblings celebrated the life of their late mom, Ohemaa Akosua Pokuah, at a spacious and beautiful hall located at 2622 W Jackson BLVD , Chicago , Illinois . Attendance was mammoth ! It was estimated to be close to one thousand attendees ! The dignitaries includes chiefs and elders in the Ghanaian community here, other Ashanti chiefs and Queenmothers and their elders from across the United States . Members of the various associations in the Ghanaian community here were also there in their numbers to support the Baffour family !
The Ashanti community known for their portrayal of culture in it’s unadulterated form , displayed a rare exhibition of pomp and pageantry at the event! The dignitaries were ushered in with special “Adowa-Nwomkro” selections as dancers escort them to their seats ! Palanquins dotted the front row where the chiefs , Queenmothers and elders were prominently seated !
The chiefs and Queenmothers dressed in their special customs befitting the occasion added color and glamour to the celebrations ! The event reminds one of Nana Addae Baffour’s splendid coronation years back.
A mild incident marred the celebrations as the place was shutdown because the crowd was more than the capacity allowed for the hall to accommodate! The celebrations however continued unabated at the Tallgrass Clubhouse , 3324 Deering Bay Dr. Naperville Illinois the following Sunday ! The crowd was large and enthusiastic! Nana Baffour and his siblings took to the floor and exhibited excellent Adowa dance skills to the admiration of the crowd !
As usual , the ace emcee in town , Nana Yaw Marfo was there with his antics , tickling the crowd to laughter and amusement !
Chicagoans really know how to do it ! Yes, once again the Chicago Ghanaian community has shown that they do support one of their own when the need arises ! It was an unforgettable and remarkable weekend !
The Baffour family express their sincerest thanks to all who helped in diverse ways to make the celebrations a spectacular and memorable one !
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