Your Queens, Inc. (“Your Queens”) depicts the stories of non-fictional African kings and queens. The company’s ability to bring non-fictional characters to life, such as Queen Amina of Zaria, Queen Makeda, Queen Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Goddess Isis, and King Tut of Egypt, is what sets them apart from other character companies.

The Black Panther film celebrated and honored a broad mix of African cultures in Wakanda’s fictional kingdom. The motion picture captures the World’s attention on the importance of celebrating African cultures with its captivating visuals and characters that were inspired by various tribes in Africa. The film’s release encouraged Your Queens to continue the spread of rich African culture through dance, music, and storytelling around the nation since 2015.

Your Queens has provided services to over 250 organizations, including special events and art/music festivals, for the past five years. The organization has also made media and public appearances in Afropunk, Huffington Post, Essence, Elle Magazine, Hot 97, The Root, and CUNY TV. The company’s main purpose is to build its audience’s self-esteem and confidence and share dynamic history through royal costume dressed storytelling dance performances. To learn more about their characters, click here.

About Your Queens, Inc.

Your Queens, Incorporated, a 501(c)3 organization, is the first registered African Royalty character company depicting the stories of non-fictional African kings and queens. Their mission is to evaluate, educate and express the dynamic lineage of real African women and men, through storytelling, song, and dance.

All images by Photographer Jodan Gilles