Nana Yao Dinizulu I’s Contributions


 

  • •1964 Institution of the African-American Day celebration

  • •1965 Brought the Shrines of Nana Asuo Gyebi, Nana Esi, and Nana Adade Kofi to U.S

  • •1967 Establishment of the Bosum-Dzemawodzi and the practice of Akan Religion in America

  • •1968 Establishment of the celebration of the Odwira, the African New Year; institution of the Aweregye, and the Edin Toa ceremonies

  • •1969 Establishment of the practice of training Priests in accordance to Akan tradition here in America

  • •1971 Establishment of the Akom, traditional Akan Religious services in U.S.A.

  • •1971 Introduction of a powerful Ghanaian priestess, Nana Oparabea, to the African-American community in U.S.A.

  • •1971 Organization of chartered flights to Africa

  • •1971 Perpetuation of the practice of establishing chieftaincy positions to assist with the perpetuation of the traditions

  • •1971 Establishment of  Washington D.C. location

  • •1972 First festival to Nana Asuo Gyebi

  • •1972 Introduction of a powerful Divisional Chief of the Asante Nation, Nana Yao Dadesobahene to African-American  community in U.S.A.

  • •1981 Introduction of a powerful priestess to Nana Adade Kofi, Nana Serwaa of Ejisu to the African-American Community in U.S.A.

  • •1982 Establishment of the first puberty rites ceremony in the U.S.A.

  • •1985 Establishment of the Nifahene chieftaincy position

  • •1986 Establishment of the Adontihene and Korontihene positions