In case you don’t know or have never heard before, there is an age-old belief, allegation, rumour, grapevine, call it whatever, that, legendary Ghanaian fetish character, Okomfo Anokye, who once commanded a golden stool from the sky, cursed Krobo women somewhere in the 15th Century (16s era) and so due to that, Krobo ladies are se.x addicts or promiscuous.
The allegation has it that Okomfo Anokye was bathing in a river. He turned to one side of the river only to see a horde of Krobo women sleuthing at him. Okomfo Anokye got furious, and out of anger, cursed the women; “you shall be slaves to this thing (pe.nis) you watched forever,” Okomfo Anokye is alleged to have said.
Krobo ladies are beautiful and from experience, men who have dated or married them claim Krobo ladies are maestros in bed. The interesting thing is that, their se.xual prowess are attributed to this believed curse from Okomfo Anokye. This belief is held by many till date.
To establish the verity in this age-old allegation, Editor of Presspeep.com, Osarfo Anthony, once (2007-2008) conducted a research on the subject when he did his national service as a teacher in a small village in Manya Krobo known as Sekesua.
Osarfo had an exclusive interview with the District Cultural Officer of the Center for National Culture for the Manya Krobo district, Mr. Winfred Kene Apo and others on this historical epic (myth) curse.
Reacting on the subject, Mr. Apo said, “First, it is never ever true that Okomfo Anokye once cursed Krobo women, hence, making them promiscuous. I’ve heard this allegation since I was a kid till now that I’m an adult. When you interrogate the issue, logic makes the allegation fall flat in the face.
“First, who made that allegation? Nobody can provide the fellow’s name? Was Okomfo Anokye a son or native of Kroboland? The answer is no! Which town or village in Kroboland did this take place –Agomanya, Asesewa, Sekesua, Odumase, I mean where? The allegation can’t provide the name of the town or village!
“The allegation say`s Krobo women are promiscuous. Promiscuity has its fibre in almost all the tribes in this world! So why are they attributing promiscuity to only Krobo women? This allegation has no basis! Perhaps someone wanted to defame Krobo people!”
In relation to this age old allegation, is another allegation that, if you are a man and you don’t play with the clitoris of a Krobo woman, she will not allow you to have se.x with her. When asked Mr. Kene Apo laughed out loud and responded, “Where is this one too coming from?
“I’ve never heard this before and there is no truth in it. Who at all has been generating these allegations? Areas of se.xual pleasure in women vary from one woman to another. Some have it in their ear lubes, clitoris, breast, navel, underfoot, etc. and science has proven this.
“So why is playing with the clitoris of a lady which some term as licking be attributed only to Krobo women? I even need another platform like television or radio to educate people on this topic. I’m very passionate about it. Thank you for being a good journalist.”
Still on the subject, I had a separate interview with popular female Krobo broadcaster, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, host of ‘Odo Ahomaso’ on Adom 106.3 FM and asked her if she has heard this allegation before and whether people connect or have connected her se.xually explicit programme to Okomfo Anokye`s alleged spell.
“Well, I’ve heard it before. I’ve heard it from my grandmother and my mother. But honestly, I’ve not conducted any research like you are doing on it. I don’t believe it anyway. Fact is, Krobo ladies are beautiful, cultured, respectful, humble and extremely sexy.
“During our puberty right – ‘Dipo,’ we are taught how to take care of the house, cook, wash, respect, clean our vagina, and also sexually satisfy a man in bed. Our ‘Tonga’ (v*agina) is the best you can get on the market; no challenger (laughs). These values make Krobo ladies the best!
“Frankly, some people have linked me to this Okomfo Anokye curse before and still do. I recall when I started ‘Odo Ahomaso’ in 2000 to talk about se.x and relationship, many people were like ‘as for a Krobo lady what else can she talk about if not sex?’ But over the years, I’ve proven them wrong.
“I’ve had many guys who got closer to me, thinking I’m one of those cheap girls they can easily sleep with because of my show but when they approached, they found me to be very polite in my speech, conduct and decent in my general body carriage” Akumaa ended.
In another separate interview with another Krobo lady by name Victoria Ahku Kwablah, (Vic of former TV3 Mentor) I asked her; ‘As a Krobo lady, how do you feel about this allegation? “Well, I don’t believe Okomfo Anokye cursed us and also don’t feel bad about that allegation.
“Fact is, Krobo ladies are taught how to clean our vagina well, how to pamper a man, how to keep a home in comity, amongst others through our puberty rite and home nurturing. If you are a man and you make love to a Krobo lady, you enjoy it far better than ladies in the other tribes.
“Have se.x with a Krobo woman who has given birth to 2 or 3 children and you will be amazed at the tightness of her v*gina. Men enjoy our ‘thing’ (laughs) and as you know, you men love the ‘thing,’ so that is the secret.
“Ask any guy who has had se.x with a Krobo lady and he will confirm what I’m telling you. Krobo girls are also very good in bed – as in, artistry in sex. If you are a man, especially married men, better don’t flirt with a Krobo girl, because she will definitely take you from your wife with her ‘thing’
She continued: “Let’s do this analysis, curses are supposed to harm, so if Komfo Anokye indeed cursed us (Krobo ladies) why is his curse rather helping us than harming us? So if you have ever heard that Okomfo Anokye once cursed Krobo ladies and because of that Krobo ladies are promiscuous or se.xual animals, please be educated that that allegation is a myth”
So there you have it – if you hold this belief or believes strongly in it, better wash it out of your cerebral cortex because it’s bogus and unfounded.
This is an old research work originally authored by Editor of Presspeep.com – though many online portals published it and failed to give me credit. One Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu: ND,MSc, PhD (C) has posed as the writer who wrote on this research done by one Godson Charnor – and so, taken credit for the article. Such intellectual dishonesty.
Osarfo Anthony personally interviewed all the correspondents for this article – and they are all alive as of now to attest to that. Kindly disregard any person who takes credit for this piece. Thank you.