Montreal Hene, Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin ‘goes home’

Ghanaians and other nationalities in Canada bid farewell to a beloved figure, Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin, also known as Montreal Hene, on December 16, 2023.

Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin’s extensive philanthropic efforts and commitment to community development made him a stalwart in the community both in Canada and in Ghana. His influence extended beyond the Ghanaian community in Canada, touching the lives of individuals from various nationalities.

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, expressed his condolences to the bereaved family. He also took to X, formerly Twitter, to mourn the loss of his ‘friend’, further emphasizing the impact of Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin’s contributions.

Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin passed away on November 13, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of service and community engagement. His life and work continue to inspire many across the nation.

The funeral was attended by many dignitaries including the Ghana High Commissioner to Canada, His Excellency Anselm Ransford Sowah, representatives from the Canadian Government, representatives from other nationalities in Montreal, Traditional leaders from various ethnic groups in Canada and the clergy.

People from all walks of life pay their last respects to Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin, a.k.a. Montreal Hene, during his funeral rites in Montreal, Canada.


King Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin was born on November 6, 1954 in Sunyani, Ghana. He was the beloved son of the late Adwoa Serwah and Kofi Nsowaa from the Krontie family.

King Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin’s life was a testament to his remarkable journey from humble beginnings to becoming a cherished leader, devoted husband, and community pillar.

His educational journey began at the Sunyani High Street Elementary School, where his charisma and natural leadership abilities were evident from a young age.

As a teen, he embarked on his professional journey working as a shop assistant before destiny intertwined his path with his beloved wife, Mercy Kwateng Amanin.

Nana Kwaku Kwarteng Amanin’s love story with Mercy blossomed in their late teens leading to a lifelong bond. In 1979 they exchanged vows and their journey together took them across continents.

In 1981 the couple relocated to Germany and in 1987 they made Montreal, Canada their new home.

His early work life at TBC Manufacturing laid the foundation for his entrepreneurial spirit.

In 1989 they welcomed their firstborn, Kevin Kwateng Amanin and in 1993, they welcomed their youngest son, Edwin-King Kwateng.

The family’s journey continued with a relocation to Ottawa in 1994 and later returned to Montreal in 1998 marking the inception of Mama Africa Beauty Supply. The business became a thriving success, establishing the family’s prominence in the community.

A beacon of light in his community, Nana Kwaku Kwarteng Amanin emerged as a distinguished business leader and community organizer, gaining recognition from notable figures, including the Prime Minister of Canada and various elected officials. His commitment to community engagement was evident through his management of local sports teams, where he skillfully handled logistics and finances.

Nana Kwaku Kwateng Amanin’s legacy lives on through the lives he touched, the businesses he built, and the community he passionately served.

His departure leaves a void that can only be filled by the fond memories of his warmth, leadership, and unwavering dedication to the betterment of others.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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