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Seven Most Powerful African Queens In History You Need To Know

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1. Amina the Queen of Zaria Nigeria Amina Mohamud was a Hausa warrior queen of the city Zazzau, presently in the North-West region of Nigeria. Her leadership skills were discovered early by her grandfather.

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2. Kandake – the empress of Ethiopia Kandake or Candace was regarded as one of the most dreaded war generals of her time. Historians said she was known to be a fierce, tactical and uniting military leader.

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3. Makeda – The Queen of Sheba, Ethiopia Makeda was known to be a queen of incredible strength, after surviving a battle with the serpent king Awre.

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4. Nefertiti – Queen of Ancient Kemet, Egypt Nefertiti was an Egyptian Queen and the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. With her husband, she reigned during what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history.

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5. Yaa Asantewa – Ashanti Kingdom, Ghana Asantewa was the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire – now part of modern-day Ghana. In 1900, she led the Ashanti war known as the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa war, against British colonials.
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6. Queen Nandi – Zulu kingdom, South Africa Queen Nandi was resilient as a mother and the hope against social pressures. She was the mother of Shaka Zulu, one of the Zulu kingdom’s greatest kings. During the reign of her son, she had significant influence over the affairs.
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7. Queen Moremi – Ile-Ife Kingdom, Nigeria Queen Moremi was a courageous queen who is fabled to have contributed to the deliverance of the Yoruba tribe from oppression.
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