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Kwame Nkrumah
And The Whole Nine

      From the nine months of full-term pregnancy to the nine primary planets of the galaxy in which we live, the number nine is known to represent universal influence, power, and completion.  It has, consequently, become commonplace to convey ultimate concepts in such colloquialisms as “the whole nine yards,” “the whole nine,” “to the nines,” and “to the nth degree.”

     Not only did the life Kwame Nkrumah, first president of Ghana, embody the essence of the number nine, his entire existence was an essay on its exemplification.  Nkrumah was born on September 18, 1909.  Although the actual day of his birth was originally and erroneously recorded as the 21st, Nkrumah himself correctly calculated it to be the 18th.

     Thus, his birth date not only contained a “personal”  nine day (18=1+8=9), it also occurred in the ninth month of the year and the ninth year of the century.  Even the fact that he was an only child did not exempt him from receiving the nomenclature of Nkrumah, which means ninth child in his native language.

     At the time, his birthplace was called Gold Coast.  The name Gold Coast consists of nine letters.  The specific town where he was born, Nzima, has a name number of nine: N=5+Z=6+I=9+M=4+A=1 which totals 27(2+7=9).  The tribe that Nzimas belong to is the Akan.  Akan also has a name number of nine: A=1+K=2=A=1+n=5 which totals 9.

     Within the Akan, Nkrumah belonged to the Anona clan.  Anona has a name number of nine: A=1+N=5+O=6+N=5+A=1 which totals 18 (1+8=9).

     Although there were innumerable influences on the political development of Nkrumah, the three most significant ones were Marcus Garvey, C.L.R. James, and George Padmore.  Both Marcus Garvey and C.L.R. James have name numbers of nine: M=4+A=1+R=9+C=3+U=3+S=1+G=7+A=1+R=9+V=4+E=5+Y=7 
which totals  54 (5+4=9), and C=3+L=3+R=9+J=1+A=1+M=4+E=5+S=1 
which totals 27 (2+7=9).  

And just as Kwame Nkrumah’s last name is a denotative nine, George Padmore’s last name is a numerological nine: (P=7+A=1+D=4+M=4+O=6+R=9+E=5 which totals 36; 3+6=9).

     Nkrumah’s plans to enter the portals of political power took 27 months to execute (2+7=9).  The crucial election from which he emerged as leader of government business had garnered him 22, 780 out of 23, 122 votes the margin of difference was 342 votes (3+4+2=9).

     In order to give the people of the Gold Coast a greater platform in government policy, Nkrumah established local councils which totaled 270 (2+7+0=9).  The critical election to which his Convention People’s Party was required to obtain a majority in order to form a government resulted in victory.  The exact number of seats won was 72 (7+2=9).

     When Nkrumah officially transformed the Gold Coast into Ghana, the date of independence was in the third month of the year and on the sixth day of the month (3+6=9).  He then ruled Ghana for nine years (1957-1966).  During that time, he succeeded in siring the Organization of African Unity.  The OAU was born in the 63 year of the century (6+3=9).

     Nkrumah spent the final part of his life in Conakry, Guinea which has a name number of nine: C=3+O=6+N=5+A=1+K=2+R=9+Y=7+G=7+U=3+I=9
+N=5+E=5+A=1 which totals 63 (6+3=9).  Guinea’s president, Sekou Toure, made Nkrumah co-president of Guinea.  Sekou Toure was born on the ninth day of the month.  Kwame Nkrumah died on the 27th day of the month (2+7=9) and in the 72 year of the century (7+2=9).

     Through the pan-Afrikan influence of his writings and work, the power of his politics and party, the completion of such paramount projects as the independence of Ghana and the formation of the OAU as well as the numerological pattern that permeated his entire passage from birth to death, Kwame Nkrumah ‘s life and legacy are a classic and comprehensive study of the number nine – to the nth degree.

Author:  GEORGE EDWARD TAIT

Publication Name: NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS

Publication Date: 09-25-93

 
 
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