Hezron Clarke’s Lineage Is Traced Back To The Asante Kingdom

Hezron Clarke

Jamaican singer and songwriter Hezron Clarke, is currently in Ghana for a series of concerts in December and beyond. As a result, he visited the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

At the Palace, the singer asked the King His Highness Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for an Asante name, in the wake of tracing his lineage to the Kingdom in Ghana.

Acquainting him with Asantehene during the last Akwasidae of the year on November 26, 2023, Oheneba Owusu Korkor, Asamponghene said the Jamaican’s instinct and recent research propose he is from the Asante family.

“The gentleman here is called Hezron Clarke, an award-winning musician in Jamaica. According to him, he is an Asante. He has been able to trace his ancestry to Ghana and the Ashanti Kingdom.”

The “Man On a Mission” album composer, through the spokesperson, further sought a surname to his soul name, Kwame.

“He was born on a Saturday, and has taken that as his first name but needs a surname as well and wants our Lord (Otumfuo) to grace him with an Asante surname”, Asamponghene added.

Tending to the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Asanteman, Hezron expressed his sincere appreciation for the warm welcome and cordiality given him.

“Thank you for embracing me and welcoming me to my homeland. Many of my elders, teachers, brothers and sisters, mother, father, great men and freedom fighters never lived to see what I am seeing now. They had fought, cried, died and bled for this moment. I’m honoured to be here. Thank you for welcoming me. I’m proud of the King.”

Otumfuo then conferred upon him the surname “Bonsu”. The new name was communicated to the Asamponghene for onward public announcement.

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The artiste is in Ghana on a music tour for the promotion of his second album for Bit’s Record, ‘Man on a Mission’ (M.O.A.M.). He arrived on November 24, and is scheduled to end his tour in the country in January 2024.

He is scheduled for a series of concerts in December and beyond, including Kormifest @Asaase, A Night with Kojo Antwi, Okyeame Kwame concert, Masquerade Festival and Afro Culture.

Credit: Manhyia Castle

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