The only giant to have lived in Africa – All you need to know about the Fante’s Aseibu Amenfi

In the history of the Gold Coast, Asebu is significant for being the first Fante chiefdom to sign a treaty with the Dutch Republic in 1612. The treaty gave the Dutch permission to build Fort Nassau at Mouri, which is now known as Moree.

According to legend, there was once a giant named Asebu Amenfi who possessed incredible strength.

He was also said to have spiritual abilities and the ability to perform things that the average person couldn’t.
According to oral tradition, he had a sister named Amenfiwaa who was in charge of cooking his meals. Amenfi was a voracious eater, probably due to his size and stature, and Amenfiwaa had to work extra hard to fulfil her brother’s hunger.
Aseibu Amenfi was the chief of the Asebu chiefdom who fought and extended it. He had a mystical rod that he utilized in battles and is said to still exist today. His finger marks on Asebu rocks attest to his presence and demonstrate that he was a truly formidable giant.
Aseibu is also reported to have left Egypt with his family across Lake Chad to Benin, Nigeria, before settling in Ghana. About his family and real name, little is known. This is where he stashed his possessions on a rock. Aseibu is said to have carved a deep hole in the rock himself.
When Aseibu arrived in Southern Ghana, he teamed up with Nana Adzekase, a prolific hunter who went on to become the first chief of Moree, a town in the Central region. Aseibu Amenfi was the chief of the Asebu chiefdom who fought and extended it. He had a charming or magical rod that he utilized in battles and is said to still exist today.
Farnyi Kwegya, who was supposed to be Aseibu Amenfi’s brother, took advantage of the incredible amount of fish in the region’s waterways and became the fishing community’s first chief fisherman.
Aseibu, the giant, was known for his strength and powers; the metal rod he used as a walking stick during his days is still in existence and serves as a heritage object, and the staff he used for his various conquests is also still in existence and serves as a heritage object that accounts for his might.
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