WHO IS KING AYIH

 
 

Who is king ayih
 
The Royal F. A. Ayi Foundation
                
Under the Patronage of H.M. King F. A. AyiAutorité Royale Symbolique

President of the Organization of Kings & Queens of Africa since 2002
 
*His Majesty King F.A. Ayi was born in Africa, the nation that is now the republic of Togo, into one of the ancient royal families of West Africa, a descendant of one of the lost tribes of Israel.
*1989 - Prince Ayi studied Social Science at the University of Virginia and studied Christian based constitution at the Provident Foundation Institute of Virginia, as well as the law of Biblical principles of governing. He received his Doctorate of Divinity Degree in Theology in Alabama; and became a professor at Washington Bible College in Maryland.
*1990 - Prince Ayi helped draft a proposed new constitution for Togo while still in school studying Political Science, Social Science, Criminal Justice and Public Affairs in American Universities in Washington D.C.
*1991 - Prince Ayi was a student at Michigan State as an Associate Professor in the Social Science Dept. working with Dr. Leon Watson.
*1992 - Prince Ayi was invested as the Crown Prince by his Grandfather, the late King Foli Bebe XIV.
*1994 - Prince Ayi was crowned King, the first African King to be crowned in America at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. The royal family came from Togo with diplomats from around the world also in attendance. The ceremony was officiated by the late Chaplain of the Senate, Dr Richard Halverson, who laid the crown on his head.
*1995 - King Ayi finished Bible School in Togo and was ordained as Minister of the Gospel. *1996 - King Ayi returned back to Togo for the first time with a public celebration ceremony at the palace.
*1997 - King Ayi was publically recognized as the symbolic King of Togo by the former President of the Republic of Togo.
*2002 - During the second World Conference of the Counsel of Chiefs and Kings of Africa, King Ayi was crowned by his peers as head of the Organization of Kings and Queens of Africa, in the republic of Benin.
*Since 2005 due to his outstanding leadership abilities and love for his country, the former President of Togo, former U.S. President Gerald Ford, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, as well as the people of Togo and Togo media, have asked King Ayi to run for President of the Republic of Togo, West Africa.
 
 
 H.M. King F. A. Ayi President of the Organization of Kings & Queens of Africa 2002
 
King Ayi is the hereditary heir to the throne of the Guin kingdom (Ayigbe), descendant of one of the lost tribes of Israel, which was established by the mingling of the Guin and Adja Ewe peoples groups in the 17th century. The Guin were part of the royal Asante family of Ghana (also referred to as the Ge or Mina). The Guin throne was removed from Ghana during a time of civil war and moved to what is now the southern region of Togo. The seat of the kingdom was established in Glidji near Aneho in the Lac Region with the palace constructed in 1663. The people of the Guin kingdom extended into what is now the southwestern corner of Benin and the Southeastern corner of Ghana.
King Ayi came to the United States while still a prince in 1985 where he attended several universities and worked in a variety of jobs. In 1990, Prince Ayi, helped draft a proposed new constitution for Togo. This draft was used as the basis for the constitution that was adopted by Togo and has since been used as a model for other countries including Uganda and Bulgaria.
In 1992, his grandfather, King Foli Bebe XIV, died suddenly from a massive heart attack. While Prince Ayi was the designated heir to the throne, he did not consider the circumstances to be right for him to return home at that time. This led to a delegation of pastors, family members, and chiefs from the Council of Chiefs in Togo, coming to Washington DC in 1994 to conduct a formal enthronement ceremony establishing King Ayi as the new King.
From that point King Ayi’s uncle, Prince Tettepoe, continued to act as the new King’s Regent in Togo while King Ayi remained in America where he established the non-profit Royal FoliBebe Ayi Foundation in honor of his predecessor. King Ayi proceeded to serve his country by assembling medical supplies, school supplies, and food stuffs for shipment to Togo.
Within two years, Prince Tettepoe died and this was taken by King Ayi as the sign that it was time for him to return home. There, he was well received by the family but needed to shore up his standing in the Kingdom after such a long absence. However, King Ayi’s vision was to serve the people of Togo on a broader basis and he felt that he could be more effective if he were not tied down by the traditional administrative functions in Glidji. This led to his stepping down from the administrative role in favor of an uncle who became the Chief of Glidji while King Ayi retained his title as King of the Guin. Thus he maintained a symbolic leadership role with his people but without the burden of day-to-day administrative responsibility.
  
H.M. King F. A. Ayi President of the Organization of Kings & Queens of Africa 2002
King Ayi proceeded to divide his time between Togo and America where it was easier in many ways for him to work on behalf of the people at home. With vastly better infrastructure and communications in the U.S., the King was able to assemble and ship large quantities of humanitarian aid in cooperation with other non-profit relief organizations. On one trip to Togo he was able to visit the North – a ground-breaking trip for a King from the South – where we took a quantity of school supplies and provided some financial assistance for the building of a small school in an area that had not had one. This combined with a number of visits to other parts of the country led many of the people of other tribal groups to informally adopt King Ayi as their own King as well. This country-wide respect for King Ayi grew with his launch of the Royal Green Cross, an organization for the youth that is geared toward developing a sense of community service, self-reliance and improvement through education and training. Chapters have sprung up throughout the country. The King’s humanitarian work through both non-profit organizations continues to this day.
In 1997, President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo recognized King Ayi’s humanitarian work and love for his country by naming him the Royal Symbolic King of Togo, a new symbolic position created within the republic. In this capacity, King Ayi works with both political and traditional leaders to serve the interests of the people throughout the country.
In 2002, during the second World Conference of the Counsel of Chiefs and Kings of Africa, King Ayi was crowned by his peers as head the Organization of Kings and Queens of Africa. In this capacity, King Ayi is uniquely positioned as a bridge between the traditional cultural leaders of the various peoples groups and the political leaders of the many African countries as they seek to work together to improve the lives of people across the entire continent of Africa
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