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    Daniella Franck

      Africa has been home to a number of the world’s topmost leaders. Interestingly, a number of these leaders are women who have ruled with power, wisdom, and perfection. Utmost of those women leaders were African queens who left inconceivable and endless marks down in history. They displayed important wisdom, perseverance, leadership, and integrity, and left an impression after their demise.


      Who are these African queens and empresses?


      Get enlightened with a number of the African queens names and their achievement.


      1. Queen Aminatu of Zazzau, Nigeria




      She was the daughter of Bakwa Turunku and an excellent Hausa legionnaire. She’s believed to own inherited her unique personality of being precise and assertive from her mother. Her mother erected the capital of Zazzau, which was one in all the seven original empires of Hausaland within the 16th century. Born into a royalty, she chose to embrace her military background and came one in all the topmost soldiers in her area.

      Through her wisdom and smart tactics, she increased Zazzau’s borders and made the megacity a centre of change in the West African and Saharan region.  Interestingly, her leadership gauged over three decades.


      2. Yaa Asantewaa of the Asante Kingdom, Ghana



      She led the Ashanti rebellion in 1990.  She was born on October 17, 1840, and died on October 17, 1921. She rose to power after she was appointed by her family Nana Akwasi of the Edwesu area. One of her famous battles is the war for Golden stool against the British colonial masters.



      3. Makeda, Queen of Sheba, Ethiopia



      In line with Ethiopia’s 14th century’s royal epic, Makeda was one amongst the good African queens. It’s believed that she survived a battle with the serpent King Awre, who was troubling the northern Ethiopian Kingdom of Axum. After becoming the victor of the battle, she became the queen of Axum. She’s one amongst the African queens within the Bible. She’s notorious for her story with the biblical figure, King Solomon of Jerusalem. they’d a son together and named him Menelik 1, meaning son of the wise. Menelik 1 came the primary Homeric sovereign of Ethiopia and therefore the first of the Aksûmite lords’ line. consistent with history, she and her son returned the Ark of the Covenant to Axum. It’s through them that the lineage of the nice geographical area and Nubian lords was established.



      4. Kandake – the empress of Ethiopia 


      She was also appertained to as Candace, and  she was largely considered the foremost stressed generals during her term. per chroniclers, she was politic and fierce, still as uniting. She was known to possess excellent military fostering prowess, which saw her beccome one amongst the strongest and fierce womanish military tacticians.


      5. Queen Nefertiti, Egypt


      She is one in all the good African queens from ancient Egypt. the lady was an epitome of beauty, strength, and power.  She was born in a  state located in ultramodern- day Syria in the town of Akhmim. She’s believed to own married Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt. They became parents to 6 children, including the notorious King Tutankhamun. She and  the king were behind the expansion of the Egyptian nation. They were also accountable for establishing the cult of Aten, the Egyptian culture, promoting the country’s language and artwork. The couple was famed for displaying their love publicly, and by so doing, changed the culture. the wonder was portrayed as a lady of power and authority.


      6. Queen Ranavalona 1 of Madagascar



      She’s one among the literal African queens as she ruled Madagascar from 1788 to 1861. She reigned  and established Madagascar to be an independent state. Worth noting is that she stood adamant against European colonialism. As a result, she upheld the political and artistic sovereignty of the state. To her country, she was a nationalistic leader.


      7. Queen Moremi of Ile- Ife Kingdom, Nigeria



      She was a valorous woman and is believed to have contributed to the Yoruba lineage’s emancipation from oppression.


      8. Queen Cleopatra of Egypt 


      Queen Cleopatra is one amongst the literal African queens from ancient Egypt. She was born to a royal house around 69B.C. After their father’s demise, King Ptolemy XII, she and her family ascended to the throne.

      The Queen was only 18 years old when she assumed power. Still, her relationship together with her family came simulated. She also gathered a military and overthrew her family with the help of Caesar of Rome. She died after a cobra stinged her in 30B.C.


      9. Queen Nandi of the Zulu Nation, South Africa


      She’s one in every of the standard African queens and also the mother of Shaka Zulu, one altogether the Zulu area’s supreme lords. The Zulu area was influential within the Southern African region. She was regardful and assertive when it came to leadership. in line with chroniclers, she’s believed to become pregnant with Shaka Zulu. She faced great demotion but remained adamant when it came to raising her son, who was King Senzangakhona’s son. She had a important influence in running the Kingdom, especially during political strife. As a results of her support, the king extended the area’s borders over 12 times. During her death, the Zulu people passed an extended mourning period.

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