When Africa had its own kingdoms, each tribe had a special way of referring to their rulers according to tradition. These titles were considered very important as it bore the powers and had various meanings alluding to reigning or ruling.
Most of these titles, especially for the males, are hereditary, with the women picking up the female version of the names when they get married as queens. However, there are some specific titles that were granted onto women without necessarily attaching them to a male relative or husband.
Here’s how you would refer to kings in various African communities: