Queen Nanny (Nana) is an Ashanti woman who ended up as freedom fighter and a hero in Jamaica(Gyama ya ka ha😊).
This statue of her is located in Emancipation Park, New Kingston, Jamaica🇯🇲.
Queen Nanny (Nana) of the Maroons.
She was a former slave stolen from the Ashanti Tribe, brought to Jamaica during the late 1700s. Maroons were escaped slaves who formed their own independent settlements. Her 4 Brothers and herself who were Maroon leaders escaped their plantation and hid in the mountains and jungles in Jamaica.
They created a village in the Blue Mountains where they took slaves after they raided numerous plantations.
She almost single handedly crippled The British Slave masters. She led to destroy many plantations.
Nanny is credited with freeing over 1,000 slaves. Maroon in Latin means Wolf. The Spanish called these free slaves “Maroons,” a word derived from “Cimarron,” which means “fierce”
Komfo Anokye once said, “Anywhere Asante goes, it will shine”.
Anywhere we step our feet at, our presence must be felt by all. We were born freedom fighters. The kind of spirit our ancestors placed in us, only the “Sikadwa Kofi” can tell. It is a resilient spirit, the priest emphasised.
Up to a point, she was captured and kílled.
Due to her immense contribution in rescuing slaves, she is honoured on the Jamaican 500 dollar notes.
Black Power, Salute the Queen.
Credit: African Full Facts