Olissa Rogers – African Queens: Njinga

New doc-series African Queens: Njinga with casting by Olissa Rogers is now available to stream on Netflix.

African Queens: Njinga began with an idea from Jada Pinkett Smith, who was wondering how to talk to Willow about Black Queens in history – Jada went on to both narrate and executive produce the show.

The series takes a look at the extraordinary life of 17th Century Queen Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba (modern-day Angola). As the nation’s first female ruler, Njinga earned a reputation for her blend of political and diplomatic skill with military prowess, leading to her becoming an icon of resistance for many.

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