Tuesday 12 December 2023

Amina - Queen of the Zazzau Kingdom

Queen Amina is a fascinating figure in the history of the Hausa people in Nigeria. She was born in the 16th century. She lived in what is now Zaria City in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Queen Amina was the first woman to become the queen in a male-dominated society. She was a skilful Hausa warrior and commanded a large army.

She was a fearless warrior queen who ruled Zazzau kingdom for 34 years. She is known for her conquests, which expanded her kingdom's territory. She also opened up trade routes and initiated several other notable cultural changes that are still felt today.

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