How Queen N’Jninga fought against the colonizing Portuguese in 17th century Angola

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Njinga (Adesuwa Oni) and her entourage approach the governor's compound in “African Queens: Njinga.” Credit: Joe Alblas/Netflix.

The new Netflix docuseries “African Queens” explores the lives of some of the most powerful women in the continent’s history. That includes Queen Njinga of NDongo and Matamba. She was a fierce 17th century ruler and warrior in what’s now Angola. Nnenne Iwuji is the head writer of “African Queens.” The show debuts on February 15.




Michell Eloy