Examples: Mandela, Flora Nwapa, Ahmed Baba, Shaka Zulu

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Queen of Sheba-Makeda, intelligent African queen who visited King Solomon to verify his wisdom
Many religious texts, including the Bible, Quran, Targum Sheni, and Ethiopian work, Kebra Negas, reference Makeda, the Queen of Sheba in present-day Ethiopia.
The Compelling Story of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (1701-1773)
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo is best remembered for his memoirs as a Muslim, who in colonial America had to suffer the Atlantic slave trade and enslavement.
King Hannibal one of the greatest military leaders in the world’s history
King Hannibal was a Carthaginian army General Commander – in – Chief born in 247 BC in Carthage(today Tunisia). During the First Punic War between 264 and 241 BC his father, Hamilcar Barca, was a prominent Carthaginian Leader.
Tenkamenin ‘King of Golden Kingdom of Ghana’ One of Great Models of African Rule (1037-1075 A.D.)
Tenkamenin ‘King of Golden Kingdom of Ghana’ One of Great Models of African Rule (1037-1075 A.D.) Meet Tenkamenin, the King of the People. Tenkamenin ruled from 1062 until 1076 in what is modern-day Ghana-who would have known right? Throughout Tenkamenin’s brief reign Ghana reached great heights.
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The richest person in history is an African King Mansa Musa I from Mali – ($400 billion)
Mansa Musa I was born in Mali, West Africa in 1280, to Faga Laye (his father). In several different scripts, his name was documented as Kankou Musa, Kankan Musa, and Kanku Musa meaning “Musa whose mother was Kankou.” The wife of Mansa(King) Musa I was called Inari Kunate.
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Queen of Sheba-Makeda, intelligent African queen who visited King Solomon to verify his wisdom
Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire, Ghana [1840 – 1921]
Queen Nzinga (1583-1663) of Ndongo who fought Europeans influence & liberated Angola
Nelson Mandela the man from prison to a liberator
Nelson Mandela was a former President of South Africa and a Civil Rights leader. He was born on 18th of July 1918 and died on December 5 2013.
Shaka Zulu, the unmatched African military leader (1787-1828)
In Southern Africa at the beginning of the nineteenth (19th) century, Shaka Zulu set up Zulu Kingdom and completely changed its warfare.
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Amina the Warrior Queen of Zaria, first woman to rule an African kingdom for over 30yrs in the 16th century
Queen Amina of Zaria, also known as the warrior queen, was the first woman who ruled an African kingdom for over 30 years in the sixteenth century. She was the first Sarauniya (queen) in the area.
Dabulamanzi kaMpande (1839 –1886). He commanded the Zulus at the Battle of Isandlwana against British
KaMpande was a commander of Zulu during the Anglo-Zulu War. He is most notable at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift for having commanded the Zulus. Dabulamanzi was a half-brother of Zulu king Cetshwayo kaMpande.
King Afonso I of Kongo, ruler of the Kongolese Kingdom (1509 -1543)
Born Nzinga Mbemba, King Alfonso I was the ruler of the Kongolese people in the early sixteenth century. He reigned over the Kongo Empire from 1509 to late 1542 or 1543. Mbemba created a good commercial connection with the Portuguese, and embraced Catholicism as a result of this relationship.