Born to the Ashanti tribe in the Akon region of West Africa, Antó was sold into slavery as a young man, and sent to Jamaica. He soon escaped with the help of the legendary warrior, Kujo, and founded a Maroon community near Kingston. There he quickly established a good relationship with the local traders, and began coordinating plantation raids to free slaves and build an army.
(Note: His name translates to "born after the death of his father". Nice little tidbit there." -JM)