This past Sunday, I has the pleasure of witnessing the launch of an amazing program. Your Queens is an educational program created by Ekiuwa Asemota of Eki’s Famous, LLC. Asemota was at an event for young people when she noticed that none of the princes and princesses at the party resembled those of the children in attendance. It was then that the idea came to her for Your Queens. A way for our youth to see themselves as royalty.
The launch party was held at Tafari Cafe in Brooklyn, NY. Queens Nefertiti, Makeda of Sheba, Cleopatra, Amina and Goddess Isis blessed the audience with their presence, as well as a snippets of what the program offers, which features history of the Queens as well as a dance performance. Afterward, the Queens provided the children with musical instruments to create magic with, as well as head-wrapping for the young princesses in the room. It was a magical afternoon.
The importance of a program such as this is obvious. Our children need to see images of themselves and learn that before our ancestors were enslaved, we where Kings and Queens. I highly recommend this program to anyone. Whether you’re a preschool teacher, college professor, or work for a non-profit, Your Queens is a much needed reminder of the importance of knowing one’s history.
Visit their website for more information on bookings and upcoming events.