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She was a Hausa Warrior Queen of Zazzau (now Zaria), in what is now north west Nigeria.She is the subject of many legends, but is believed by historians to have been a real ruler. There is controversy among scholars as to the date of her reign, one school placing her in the mid-15th century, and a second placing her reign in the mid to late 16th century.

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Also known as Shaka Zulu, was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom in southern Africa.
He was born in the month of uNtulikazi (July) in the year of 1787 near present-day Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal Province.

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She was queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire - now part of modern-day Ghana, appointed by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Opese, the Edwesuhene, or ruler, of Edwesu. In 1900 she led the Ashanti war known as the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa war, against British colonialism...

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The Oloori Moremi who lived in the 12th century, hailed from Offa, married to the then king of Ile Ife, a kingdom that is said to have been at war with an adjoining tribe who were known to them as the Forest people (Igbo in the Yoruba language, though the said tribe is believed by scholars to have had no relation to the contemporary Igbos of modern Nigeria).

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