The Women King an action drama film that follows Queen Nzinga of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the late 18th century, as she leads her people in a battle against the Portuguese Empire to protect her kingdom from enslavement. African Queens: Njinga is an upcoming Netflix docu-series narrated and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith. The series explores the lives of iconic African women rulers and their impact on society.
The main difference between the two is that Women King is a feature film, while African Queens is a documentary series. Women King is a fictionalized story about the historical figure of Queen Nzinga, while African Queens is a non-fiction exploration of the lives of iconic African women rulers.
Another difference is in their tone and presentation. Women King is an action-drama that tells a story about Queen Nzinga’s bravery and resilience; it is an exciting, adventurous film. African Queens, on the other hand, is a more reflective and thought-provoking series that explores the lives of African Queens and their impact on society. It is a more educational and informative series than Women King.
Either way, I implore viewers to watch both flicks. It is good to see us Africans telling our stories from our perspective. The downside of viewing something from one perspective is that it can lead to a narrow understanding of the issue, and can prevent a more nuanced or complete understanding of the situation. For example, when viewing the relationship between a hunter and a lion, one might only focus on the dynamics of predator and prey, and not take into account the other factors that influence the relationship between the two. This could lead to an oversimplified view of the situation, and a lack of understanding of the complexities of the relationship. It is important to consider all sides of an issue in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding. As Africans we must tell our stories so that future generations know where we are coming from and ultimately where we are going.