African Queens

Netflix released ‘African Queens: Njinga’ trailer. Image: supplied.

Netflix releases ‘African Queens: Njinga’ trailer [watch]

Netflix has unveiled the ‘African Queens: Njinga’ trailer, narrated by Jada Pinkett Smith, coming to the streaming platform this February.

African Queens

Netflix released ‘African Queens: Njinga’ trailer. Image: supplied.

Netflix has released the official trailer for African Queens: Njinga which will premiere on the streaming platform on 15 February.

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Netflix dropped the trailer for upcoming series African Queens: Njinga which premieres on 15 February. The series will be made up of four 45 minute episodes. The series is narrated by Jada Pinkett Smith.

“There are so many stories to be told in regard to the Black experience globally. I think that it’s important to tell the stories now because we can and haven’t always been able to. Even though there’s a lot more work to do, we’re at a place now where we have the ability and the opportunity to tell stories that have been forgotten as well as the stories that are part of our everyday lives, and what a gift that is,” said Jada Pinkett Smith.

“It’s a testament to standing on the shoulders of all of those that came before us that didn’t have the opportunities that we have but were part of carving out the path for all of us to get to where we are today. African Queens is in honor of that,” she continued.

  • Narrated by Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Executive Producers: Jada Pinkett Smith, Miguel Melendez, Terence Carter and Sahara Bushue for Westbrook Studios; Jane Root, Maxine Watson and Ben Goold for Nutopia.
  • Writers: Peres Owino and NneNne Iwuji
  • Production Companies: Westbrook Studios, Nutopia
African Queens
Netflix released ‘African Queens: Njinga’ trailer. Image: supplied.

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“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,” reads the synopsis.

“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,” the synopsis continues.

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