“Heroes of the Past”
When we think of superheroes, we usually see them as people dressed in costumes who have the ability either fly, breath fire, punch through brick walls or even shoot webs. However, there are individuals who do not have of these special abilities but have done great things and these are the real heroes. These are our heroes and Africa particularly our motherland Ghana has seen the existence of many super heroes. The problem however is our failure to acknowledge these great men and women as the heroes they are instead we have warmly embraced the fictional heroes created for us in movies and in books.
“Heroes of the Past” is a project aimed at presenting the great Ghanaian men and women who have contributed to Ghana’s history to the world in a modern and exciting way. “Asantewaa- battle for the Golden Stool” is a modern retell of the story of the great Yaa Asantewaa, who exhibited pure bravery when she led the Ashanti rebellion against British Colonialism in 1900. She led her people to fight the British to protect the Golden stool which was and still remains the symbol and pride of the Ashanti Kingdom.
Yaa Asantewaa is the reason why the Ashanti till date still take pride in the Golden stool. This project affords you the opportunity to relive these great historical moments as it provides interesting dialogue and graphic representation of events. What better way to learn about the history of our great nation than through the eyes of an artist. It presents relatable characters which would cause one especially children to easily fall in love with our past Ghanaian heroes. How cool would it be if our children would prefer to have real Ghanaian hero themed parties instead of a Spiderman or ironman theme party. Technology is the sure way to achieve this. Your contribution would be deeply appreciated to help to promote this noble project.
Yaa Asantewaa, the Protagonist in the story is the Queen mother of Ejisu. She is strong, brave and fearless. Within her lies a burning desire and will to defend her land and people.
He was captured and sent to exile by the British in an attempt to loot his kingdom
He is the British Governor who desire to retain power and control over the entire Gold Coast for as long as possible. In his quest to rule over the Ashanti Kingdom which was the most powerful kingdom of the Gold Coast, he demands to sit on the Golden Stool.
Goddess of the earth and an Ancestor of the people of the Ashanti kingdom. She owns and controls the earth.