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A mother to be celebrated - Obaapanin Akua Bio.

Only few people are born to live past 100 years. It takes the mercies, protections and blessings of God to achieve this.

With the current generation as wicked and heartless as they are, it is not surprising to see persons at tender ages leaving this world so soon.

However, one woman who has lived a godly and healthy life has seen generations and generations gone past her.

After celebrating her 115th years on earth, she is worth celebrating. Silveronline24.com gives our readers a brief biography of this great woman of substance called Obaapanin Akua Dansowah.

Obaapanin Akua Dansowah, alias Akua Bio was born in 1903 to Opanin Kwaku Barnie also known as Kwaku Asiedu and Obaapanin Akua Nyantakyiwah, affectionately called Akua Okoo both of blessed memories at Atwima Nerebehi.

Obaapanin Akua Bio did not receive any formal education and so joined her parents in farming and became a successful farmer.

She was given in to a young and energetic man, Opanin Kwabena Takyi to be a second wife of him but resisted initially.

However, after persistent persuasion from elderly people, she accepted to be the second wife.

The cordiality between the first wife, Madam Abena Boahemaa, alias Abena Kwabena and Akua Bio became the envy and talk of the town until the death of the former.

Obaapanin Akua Dansowah assisted her husband in the cultivation of his cocoa farms at Kanware Awisam and Asekantia.

Nana Akua, as she is affectionately called by her grandchildren and great grandchildren is survived with eight children with six males and two females after given birth to 11 children.

She was an ardent traditionalist and always sought for spiritual protection against demons, who she perceived to be the cause of the death of her three children in a spate of time at her early stage of her marriage, from a shrine at Bonkron in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region.

After the death of her beloved husband in 1992, Obaapanin Akua Bio converted to Christian and worshiped with  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Nerebehi, after persistent persuasions by her children.

She adopted the Christian name Mary and was known in the Catholic Church as Mary Dansowah.

Mary Dansowah, though in her advanced age is very regular at Church during Christmas, Easter and festive occasions.

Obaapanin Akua Bio is a typical example of the old generation. She is the embodiment of tender love and compassion.

Due to her genuine love for all, she is always mobbed by numerous of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018


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