History October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm

5 Most Influential African Queens in History

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm

October 18, 2016 at 01:31 pm | History

Queen Amina

Queen Amina of Nigeria. Photo Credit: African Feminist Forums

Queen Amina (Queen of Zaria, Nigeria)

Queen Amina, also known as Aminatu, lived in the 15th century and is remembered as a powerful Hausa warrior and the grand-daughter of King Sarkin. She became the queen of the Zazzau Kingdom following the death of her younger brother, Karama. Her military prowess and command earned her great respect throughout the kingdom.

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