Nana Akonaah ( Richard ) Osei Bonsu is Otumfour Akyiniyefour hene (meaning- Umbrella chief of Ashanti King of Ghana, West Africa).
Nana Bonsu resides in Tennessee with his wife, Martha Rosetta Roberts Bonsu. By the grace of God, their 39-year (and counting) union has procreated four offspring ---Afiah B. Bonsu; Ama M. Bonsu; Angel A. Bonsu; and Shawn D. Roberts, who have also given him and his wife several grandchildren… and with the hope of more to come.
Nana Bonsu proudly boasts of being a farmer--- cultivating teaks, cocoa, oranges and vanilla in his native Ghana. He systematically and naturally enjoys gardening--- soil base and hydroponic approach. Nana Bonsu feels privileged in his status of serving the Ashanti Kingdom under Otumfour Nana Osei Tutu II. Nana Bonsu is an avid reader and vastly becoming a prolific writer. With three novels published, and a fourth, “Measure of Faith”, currently being edited for publication.
Nana Bonsu is, by no stretch of the imagination, a prophet. In each of his three published books, what Nana Bonsu had written has come to pass. In “Claimed”, published in 2014, he wrote in Chapter VI, on pages 86-87, "Don't shoot, I am not armed", which would become an outcry of young black men on police shootings years later. In “Give a Darn”, published in 2015, he wrote on pages 27-28, "Youngsters globally flooded avenues to voice their grief of Climate Warming”, long before Greta Thunberg, Sweden’s young environmental activist, appeared at the United Nations. Lastly, in “Touched”, published in 2016, in Chapter XVI, on pages 140-141, Nana Bonsu suggested to the government of Ghana, named in particular, should send open invitation to all Africans, particularly those whose ancestors were forcefully taken out of the continent during the awful period of Slavery, to come back home.
Proudly, in 2019, the world witnessed Ghana's efforts to invite Africans in diaspora to come home. This is known as the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019”, is a year of celebration that aims to give fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival in Jamestown, Virginia of the first African slaves taken from Africa.
Nana Bonsu sincerely gives Glory to God for his wisdom. He gives thanks to God for sustaining him with His love