Since ancient civilization in Africa, women have ruled on the continent. From Queen Nefertiti of Egypt (1292 BC), Makeba, Queen of Sheba (960 BC) and Empress Candence of Ethiopia (323 BC). Later, we had Queen Amina of Zazzau (c. 1533 - 1633), Queen Anna Nzinga of Angola (c. 1583 – 1663) and Yaa Asentewa of Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana (c.1830-1921).

Despite the exploits of these great women in Africa, inequality, discrimination against women’s rights and other gender based prejudices still persist. Not only in Africa, but the world over.

Amina film raises an important question on why there are not many female leaders in the world today when history is full of women who have excelled as leaders. This is not just in the political arena but in business, the arts and sports.


Set in 15th Century Nigeria, a young Princess battles forces which have long relegated the female child to the background, to be seen and not heard; subjugated to remain under a man.

In an ancient world of brutal conflicts and suppressive timeless customs, she must resolutely carve out a part for her life in the face of scandalized tradition and antagonistic male dominance.

Daughter of legendary warrior, expansionist, and empire builder, Barkwa Turunku, Amina has a divine destiny but she must follow the signs that have surrounded her from birth. She must be courageous, challenge the status quo and tread where no woman has ever dared. In an age where no sane woman would dare conceive such dreams; and only the most foolishly reckless move on to attempt actualization, Amina stood and defied traditions.

Amina must suppress natural filial emotions in order to accomplish the impossible, attain the unattainable and ultimately convince the skeptical empire of her ability to make true Zazzau’s long cherished dreams of dominance over all of the Sub-Sahara. She must play statesman and military strategist, patriot and queen, ruthless executioner and gentle mother to Zazzau…

A gripping tale of honour, blood and treachery!