If you have lived in Ghana for quite a while, you will come into a deep realization and conclusion that people from Ghana’s second Capital City,Kumasi and infact the whole of Ashanti Region are a complete different breed of Ghanaians with unique characteristics.
When we talk about a Kumerican or someone who comes from the Ashanti Region, we are not talking about tribalism or indigenes of Kumasi, we are basically talking about people who trace their roots from or to Kumasi. We are talking about people who no matter their ethnic, religious or traditional background, lives in Kumasi or has lived in Kumasi before. We are talking about people who takes inspiration from being a Kumasiano or a Kumerican.
Not long ago,a group of young men from Kumasi,threw the Ghanaian Social Media commumity into a state of chills and agog, when they were doing their own ‘GuyGuy’ levels in a typical Kumasi fashion. People attempted to ridicule them and tried to make them look inferior with their typical unintelligent Kumasi stereotype,but trust Kumasianos, instead of making it something negative and disgraceful we have turned it around with a positive touch and has created a huge positive online movement about it. What is most interesting and astonishing about this whole movement is that, we have refused to read negative stereotype into it, we have taken our minds of the ridicule and tribal bigotry,what we have done is to turn it into a positive venture many group of people would not see or approach it that way. That is the Kumasi spirit.
Today, almost everybody who traces his or her roots to Kumasi, whether a current resident or not, wears the Kumerica tag with a badge of honor. Most people have created businesses out of it, selling Kumerica paraphernalias, people are making music about it and many people are also trending it across all major Social Media platforms. Never underestimate a Kumasiano or a Kumerican, sons and daughters of his Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II,the Asantehene and the overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom as we always turn negativity to positivity. I am a proud Kumerican.