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Meet This Ghanaian King Who Works As A Mechanic In Germany And Rules His People Over Skype [Photos/Video]

 

  • Céphas Bansah helps to govern more than 2million Ghanaian and Togolese
  • But he is also full-time mechanic in Germany, ruling his people over Skype
  • The 67-year-old moved to Germany in 1970 and married wife Gabriele 2000 

This has to be one of the craziest stories I have heard in a while but at the same time it’s super cool! 67 year old King Togbe Ngoryifia Cephas Kosi Bansah works at and owns a mechanic shop in Germany. He moved there in 1970 to train as a mechanic by his grandfather who was at the time King of Hohoe, the Gbi area in Eastern Ghana on the border of Togo, consisting of around 300,000 Ewe people.

But despite being regarded as a ‘superior and spiritual chief of Ewe people’ in Togo, he also works full-time mechanic in Germany – governing his people over Skype. See pictures of the king below:

Regal: King Bansah (pictured) leads two very contrasting lives as a part-time monarch and a full-time monarch

Despite being regarded as a 'superior and spiritual chief of Ewe people' in Togo, he also works full-time mechanic in Germany - governing his people over Skype

Marriage: King Bansah and his German wife Gabriele are pictured above on their wedding day in 2000

Marriage: King Bansah and his German wife Gabriele are pictured above on their wedding day in 2000

Dressed in all his royal finery, Céphas Bansah, helps to govern more than two million Ghanaian and Togolese people

Ornate: His kingdom, Gbi in Eastern Ghana on the border of Togo, consists of 300,000 Ewe people

King Bansah is pictured with his son Carlo Bansah (left), his daughter Katharina Bansah (centre) and his wife Gabriele Bansah (right)

He now lives in Ludwigshafen with his wife Gabriele Bansah, 57 and his two children Carlo and Katharina, continuing his job as a mechanic and his role as King

His garage wall features a promotional poster which asks for help building a school in his birthplace, Ghana

Hundreds lined the streets as King Bansah and Gabriele enjoyed a royal wedding 16 years ago

Hundreds lined the streets as King Bansah and Gabriele enjoyed a royal wedding 16 years ago

Even though Ghana is has a democratic system now, the traditional kings still have an important function within the communities as carers of their people

Bansah made a life in Germany, married a german women and had two children. Then in 1987 he received a fax detailing that he was crowned the new king!

His older siblings were left handed and in Ewe people rules they could not reign. She he was the next in line!

So what did he do? Well, he maintained his life in Germany and his shop BUT he visits Ghana up to eight times each year and does the bulk of his ruling over skype.

Although Ghana is a democracy, in local communities royalty still have important roles to play.

 

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