Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II turned 67 on Saturday, 6 May 2017.
The overlord of Asante has been King since 26 April 1999 following the death of his predecessor Otumfuo Opoku Ware II.
Known in private life as Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, he is the youngest of the five children of the late queen mother Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been nicknamed King Solomon after the wise king of Israel for his sapient counsel in solving challenging problems including several land and chieftaincy disputes in the Asante Kingdom.
This is how it all started for the Asantehene in April 1999:
Here are 16 Rare Photos Of Life In The Ashanti Region From The 19th Century.