His name was Okomfo Anokye and he was a twin and many believe that he was an Ewe. According to history, his real name was Tsala and his twin brother was Tsali Togbi the Ewe legend who played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Anlos from the Nortsie. Infact Okomfo Anokye is the corrupted version of ‘Okomfo from Nortsie’.
But the Asante history has it that the very Komfo Anokye people sometimes refer to as an Ewe is an Asante and more precisely he had all his roots in the Asante kingdom. According to the Asante history, Komfo Anokye was born in Akwapem in the Akwamu kingdom and he was also a co-founder of the Asante kingdom who was considered the wisest and greatest lawgiver of the Asante people in the West Africa. He was known for his reported abilities for healing and regulating nature and for establishing codes for conduct.