The art of storytelling is central to human existence. It is a powerful tool used to pass down essential lessons and points from one generation to another in the most entertaining way possible. Indeed, stories provide entertainment that leaves a lifelong impact on its readers. But what makes these stories even more interesting is when they are not products of imagination. For Your Queens Inc., its ultimate mission is to bring historical stories of African royalties to readers. Today, the rising story powerhouse takes its mission up a notch as they make their stories available to readers worldwide, in person and online.
Your Queens Inc. stands as the first-ever registered African Royalty character company specializing in the stories of true-to-life African Kings and Queens. The company proudly takes on a non-fictional approach in educating readers and expressing the dynamic lineage of African men and women through storytelling, song, and dance. Through its costume entertainment endeavors, it brings to life majestic characters of the African kingdoms, such as Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra and Nerfiti, King Tut, Goddess Isis, Nigeria’s Queen Amina of Zaria, Queen Makeda of Sheba in Ethiopia, and many more.
For its visionary founder, Ekiuwa Asemota, there is no better way to express African royal lineage than by entertaining people while helping them learn. “Each audience will travel through time with us, soaking in a world of rich African culture from Egypt, Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia, and the entire content,” shares the designer-entrepreneur. Your Queens was established as a result of Asemota’s passion for helping today’s youth and adults appreciate the wonders of African lineage. She envisioned an inspiring form of cultural entertainment that would perfectly fit special events such as Black History Month, Kwanzaa, birthdays, holidays, Women History Month, and the like.
Over the last six years, it has successfully served more than 300 organizations, including schools, colleges, counseling centers, art and music festivals, and other special events. Its impact as a story company has caught the attention of several media outlets and publications, such as CBSN, Hot 97, The Root, Esquire Magazine, Stellar Magazine, Thrive Magazine, several Nigerian TV channels, podcasts, and more. Last January 2021, Your Queens was featured in iHeart Radio and WVON, Chicago’s exclusive African-American Newstalk radio station.
Today, Your Queens continues to dominate the entertainment world online and offline. It continues to provide impactful storytelling services in person and in the digital space as it takes on TV and radio appearances, interviews, and more. In the future, the company hopes to bring this magical storytelling experience to more people from across the globe. Ultimately, Asemota hopes for Your Queens Inc. to become one of the primary sources of cultural education and entertainment.
By bringing more attention to African royalty stories, Your Queens hopes that this will also shed more light on the constant cycle of injustices and racism that the African communities continuously face today. With this in mind, Asemota hopes to empower and mobilize the world in fighting against these social issues.
To know more about Your Queens and their online and in-person services, please visit their official website.