Netflix’s upcoming documentary sequence African Queens explores the lives of outstanding queens of Africa all through time. Its first season focuses on Njinga, the Seventeenth-century warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba, in what’s now Angola. Because the nation’s first lady ruler, Njinga mixed distinctive diplomatic abilities with navy prowess. The season’s trailer reveals Njinga taking a stand towards slavery and defending her kingdom towards European colonizers.
“There are such a lot of tales to be informed in regard to the Black expertise globally. I feel that it is essential to inform the tales now as a result of we will and have not at all times been in a position to,” says government producer Jada Pinkett Smith in a press launch. “Regardless that there’s much more work to do, we’re at a spot now the place now we have the flexibility and the chance to inform tales which were forgotten in addition to the tales which are a part of our on a regular basis lives, and what a present that’s. It is a testomony to standing on the shoulders of all of people who got here earlier than us that did not have the alternatives that now we have however had been a part of carving out the trail for all of us to get to the place we’re in the present day. African Queens is in honor of that.”
African Queens: Njinga arrives on Netflix Feb. 15.(Opens in a brand new tab)