Go back to your childhood and relearn your history because you’ve been fooled! Yaa Asantewaa is currently trending on Twitter, a real strange trend for a Monday morning.
The reason – apparently her super-popular photo which we all know of and which has been used for a statue in the Ashanti Region is a fake!
A Twitter user pointed this out in a tweet that has since gone viral. Some celebrities have also been tweeting about it as everyone is in shock.
“An American Girl Theatre Arts Student poses as Yaa Asantewaa in a bulletproof war jacket and combat holding a gun and this image has gone all over the world with some people thinking that the picture is real Yaa Asantewaa,” the account wrote.
for example named his second daughter after her, Yaa Asantewaa Agyeman-Rawlings. Also Anthony A. Williams, the previous Mayor of Washington D.C in the United States named his daughter in honor of Yaa Asantewaa.
— The Asante Nation (@Ashanti_Kingdom) March 14, 2021