Yaa Asantewaa in her battle gear

Regarded by many as one the fiercest female warriors of Africa, Yaa Asantewaa was the Queen Mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire, now part of modern-day Ghana. In 1900, she fought gallantly against the British in the War of the Golden Stool (aka Yaa Asantewaa War)

Yaa Asantewaa (c. 1840-1921) was a prominent figure in Ghanaian history and a fearless leader in the Ashanti resistance against British colonial rule. She is known for her role as the Queen mother of the Ejisu Kingdom in present-day Ghana. She famously served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ashanti forces during the Ashanti War of 1900, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War.