Togbi Sri II

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Sri II, Awoamefia of Anlo, being presented to Prince of Wales, Accra 1925

Togbi Sri II CBE (1852–1956) was the Awoamefia (ruler) of the Anlo people of South East Ghana from 1906 to 1956.


Early life and education

Sri II attended the Bremen Mission schools in Keta before working as a clerk in Sierra Leone and the German Cameroons. [1]

Chieftancy role

Upon becoming Awoamefia, Sri II modernised the role, developing it into a constitutional monarchy. He abandoned the traditional practice of living in seclusion, and removed the ban on the wearing of European clothing in Anloga. He became friends with Francis Crowther, the District Commissioner at Keta, which helped him expand the influence of the Anlo Traditional State [1] In 1912 Crowther, then Secretary for Native Affairs in the Gold Coast included Avenor, Afife, Aflao, Dzodze, Fenyi, Klikor, Some and Weta in the Anlo State. [2]

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  1. 1 2 Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku (2001). Between the Sea and the Lagoon. Oxford: James Currey. p. 46. ISBN   0-85255-776-0.
  2. Nukunya, G.K. (1999). Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe. London: Athlone Press. ISBN   9780485196375.