Let’s take a dive into the life and strides of Seven powerful queens of the black race that wrote their names in Africa’s history book and made significant impact in the formative build up of the continent.
African women battle with a lot of responsibilities at the homefront but rarely from the throne, however, the history books cannot fail but be kind to mention the superlative contributions of some who contributed to the fight for freedom from colonialism and made immense contributions.
While some were at the forefront of the war against colonialism, some others contributed immensely to African enlightenment . The distinct qualities of these women deserve a mention in the folklore of African history.
Some of the most notable rulers in the pre-colonial and Post-colonial era include Amina, the Queen of Zaria, Nigeria, Kandake – the empress of Ethiopia, Makeda – The Queen of Sheba, Ethiopia, Nefertiti – Queen of Ancient Kemet, Egypt, Yaa Asantewa – Ashanti Kingdom, Ghana, Queen Nandi – Zulu kingdom, South Africa and Queen Moremi – Ile-Ife Kingdom, Nigeria.