Episode 1: African Queen
This episode was a unique one. I started out wanting to talk about an entirely different topic; The Pursuit of Happiness. However, I ended up on this instead. Oh well, that is life after all. It was recorded on Women's Day anyway so I have no complaints. I call this one a rambling episode because I am genuinely not sure what anyone got from it other than just listening to me go on and on.
It is usually assumed that African men do not celebrate our African Queens. I am not denying the fact that we should be praising them more often than we do. There is also this notion that African men are not romantic because we sometimes fail to do or say the things that our foreign counterparts might do or say to our African Queens. However, this is not the same review we get from foreign women. Anyway, that topic is for another day. My goal today is to celebrate the African Queen I know and remind her why she is and always will be a Queen.
Let me tell you about the African Queen I know. She’s not driven by society. She drives society. She is a queen in her own right. She is extraordinary. She is the definition of confidence. In all she does, she shares a piece of herself. The African Queen I know, she commands happiness into existence. She is the cradle from whence the proud African King was born. The African Queen I know is not ashamed of her natural beauty. She does not buy into the definition of beauty that society is selling. Her curly natural hair is worn with pride. She fights battles each day but still presents a smile to the world.
I am still getting use to listening to my own voice and let me tell you, its really strange. I sound like I'm about to cry. Granted I was really stuffy during this recording but I could have done better. What do you think?
Let me tell you about the African Queen I know. She does not try to lighten her chocolate smooth skin for anyone. She is not worried about how men perceive her because she knows she’s a Queen. Only a King will be able to recognise the masterpiece that she is. The African Queen I know does not need to find a King. She inspires worthy men to become Kings. The African Queen I know will make words dare a man into action. An encounter with the African Queen I know is almost spiritual. She will leave you questioning everything about yourself. When the African Queen I know chooses you, consider it a privilege because that is precisely what it is. When the African Queen I know tells you she loves you, stand tall because the “Cradle of Life” has just acknowledged you as an equal.
The African Queen I know is no one's bad bitch. She is no one's trap queen. She is not your ride or die chic. She is not your homegirl and most definitely not a thot. A real woman you say? You see the African Queen I know does not need the label of being a real woman or an independent woman. She is above all these derogatory labels regardless of their intent. The African Queen I know has a name. She knows she does not need you in her life yet she gives you the opportunity to be a part of her life. The African Queen I know does not stoop low to your level, she knows she deserves your respect and rightly so. She knows she is a Queen amongst commoners. She stands proud, gentle, and strong.
Some of the African Queens in the creative cosmos that have had a positive impact on my life this year are Art Steele of Legal-EASE for Entrepreneurs, Nicaila Okome of Side Hustle Pro, Candace DeNea of Black Married Fly, Alexandra Elle, Randie of Words with Randie, and plenty more.
Let me tell you about the African Queen I know. Her words can seize the hearts of dragons and lions alike. Her silence is even more powerful. Her absence changes a man. Her presence changes his soul. If you know the African Queen I know, then you can see why she is so precious to me. Every proud African King should be proud of the African Queen I know. The African Queen I know. Let me tell you of the African Queen I know. She accompanies you through life’s road trip. She lets you determine the pace by encouraging you along the way and caressing you all the way. The African Queen I know will be there with you to raise strong, proud, African Princes and Princesses.
Her presence changes his soul. - Mr Ganda
The African Queen I know inspired a young black boy to use his mind, his words, and his hands to share his soul with all. The African Queen I know has taught me things I never knew. She has my back, front and my sides. The African Queen I know believes in me. The African Queen I know raised a generation of proud African Princesses and Princes responsible for this African King's pride and faith in his people. The African Queen I know is a mother to one and all.
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