1st Decade (1940-1950)

Roots - The Royal Family

Young Abeku

The story is told in the Akona Royal Stool Home of the day Andrew Abeku Evans Quayson Jnr. was born. That 18th day of September in the 1940th year of our Lord, when the seed sown by Andrew Evans Quayson Snr. and nurtured by Lady Sarah Letitia Efua Egyima Quayson (nee Hagan) saw the light of day in Cape Coast.

They say a gentle wind blew through playgrounds and along the beaches, from the North to the South, connecting the East to the West of Cape Coast, as though whispering the birth of Andrew Abeku Evans Quayson Jnr; a great son of the land. Fortelling of great things.

The lineage of the child Andrew Abeku Evans Quayson Jnr. was pure royalty. His father Andrew Evans Quayson Snr. (Old Man Quayson) was from the Akona Royal Stool Family of Takoradi and his paternal grandmother Mena Ekua Bram was the queen mother of Takoradiman. Old Man Quayson was a real City Gentleman with his tailcoats, top hats and Apaapa walkings. He was a real fun man and a great dancer! Abeku’s mother was Sarah Letitia Efua Egyima Hagan, daughter of Joseph Alfonso Hagan (the last of the Hagan)