Dr. Anokye was a good friend and ally of Anansi.
Dr. Anoyke was a historian, tasked with preserving the Ashanti heritage and treasures.
Dr. Anoyke first met Virgil Hawkins and his family while they were vacationing in Ghana. During a train ride together, Dr. Anokye jokingly stated that he could be a distant relative of the Hawkins-family, with Virgil's dad commenting to his children on how 16% of all African slaves came from Ghana (so Robert and his kids very well could have Ghananian-ancestry).
He later came to Dakota to set up an exposition on the Ashanti gold there.