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Five things you (probably) didn’t know about Lady Julia Osei Tutu

Lady Julia, the wife of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu I, is a woman of remarkable accomplishments and unyielding dedication to humanitarian causes

Lady Julia Osei Tutu is the esteemed consort of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the supreme leader of the Ashanti kingdom in Ghana.

She is a woman of remarkable accomplishments with a long track record of dedication to humanitarian causes.

Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about her:

Last of five children

Born Julia Ama Adwapa Amaning, Lady Julia Osei Tutu was born to Stephen A Amaning (a retired career diplomat) and Ernestina A Amaning. She is the last of six children.

Lady Julia speaks three languages: Twi, English and French.

Lady Julia and Otumfuo Osei Tutu II married in April 2002 and have six children between them. She is of the Oyoko dynastic clan (by marriage).

Worked with Ecobank Ghana

In 1998, Lady Julia Osei Tutu returned to Ghana from studying abroad and joined Ecobank Ghana Ltd as its legal/corporate affairs officer.

She was also, until March 2002, secretary to the National Partnership for Children’s Trust, which is concerned with the promotion of the welfare of children in Ghana.

Impeccable style

Lady Julia is also known for her impeccable sense of style and grace. Her elegant fashion choices and regal presence have made her a fashion icon in Ghana and beyond.

Lady Julia’s dedication to serving her community and her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others have earned her respect and admiration from people across the country.

Her work continues to inspire and uplift those around her, and her legacy as a compassionate and caring leader is sure to endure for years to come.

Patron of Otumfuo Charity Foundation

Lady Julia Osei Tutu is the patron of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu Charity Foundation (OTC) and plays a vital role in providing social support to the people of Asanteman and Ghana.

She has taken a significant step in addressing mental health issues in Ghana as the founder of the EVE Medical Foundation, which focuses on women’s mental health.

Recognising the urgency of mental health challenges among women in Africa, Lady Julia’s EVE Medical Foundation is working to establish wellness centres across the continent.

These centres aim to combat the stigma surrounding mental health, improve access to care, and address mental health issues often misattributed to spiritual causes.

Advocate for gender equality

Beyond her philanthropic efforts, Lady Julia Osei Tutu’s legacy reaches far and wide.

She is a tireless advocate for education and gender equality, both locally and internationally. Her belief in the potential of every woman, regardless of background or circumstances, has driven her to empower women to reach the highest levels of their careers.

With her firm commitment to justice, education and mental wellness, Lady Julia Osei Tutu embodies compassion, leadership and dedication.

Her vision and efforts have touched countless lives, and her legacy will continue to shine through the Eve Wellness and Women’s Mental Health Centre, as well as the individuals she has inspired throughout her remarkable journey.

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