Netflix Announces the Release Date of the Documentary Series "African Queens' With a Trailer

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Netflix Announces the Release Date of the Documentary Series “African Queens’ With a Trailer


The official trailer and release date for Netflix’s upcoming documentary series about the most influential African queens have been released, and we are ecstatic. Africans Queens is brought to life by executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith and the global streaming service, who bring to life the numerous female leaders who shaped post-colonial Africa. The series premieres on February 15 with Queen Njinga of Angola.

The series was initially announced last summer, and Smith expressed her excitement in a statement, stating, “As the mother of a young Black woman, it is vital to me that she learns the lessons of the African Queens who paved the way for our success and the success of generations of Black women.

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I am extremely passionate and enthusiastic about bringing to light the stories and lessons of these influential women in order to demonstrate their strength, leadership, and undeniable impact on history.” The show has been renewed for two seasons and will feature four 45-minute episodes that combine dramatization with historical accounts from experts.

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Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba rose to prominence in the seventeenth century, when she ruled Angola and fought against Portuguese colonists. Different historians refer to the late queen as Njinga, Ngola Njinga, or Ana de Sousa.

Written by Kenyan-born storyteller Peres Owino and British diplomat NnNne Iwuji, the series is produced by Smith’s Westbrook Studios and independent film studio Nutopia.

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On February 15, African Queens: Njinga will premiere on Netflix. You can view the trailer and plot summary below:

From Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith comes a new documentary series exploring the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. The first season will cover the life of Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th century warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba, in modern day Angola. The nation’s first female ruler, Njinga earned a reputation for her blend of political and diplomatic skill with military prowess and became an icon of resistance.

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