Queen moms (also known as "Queenmothers") are African leaders and women of authority. A queen mother is not defined in any way. In some regions of Africa, such as Uganda, the phrase "queen mother" refers to either the mothers of reigning kings or women with authority in their own right. However, this usage is rare.
In South Africa, a "queen mother" is one who has several daughters married off. They hope that their daughters will have children, making them eligible to be wives of future kings. The oldest daughter usually gets the best husband and can expect to become a queen mother herself.
In Ghana, a "queen mother" is also referred to as a "matriarch". Like its South African counterpart, this term is used to describe a very old woman who has many female grandchildren. Unlike in South Africa, where only women can be queen mothers, in Ghana both men and women can be matriarchs. Men just prefer to be called "chiefs" instead.
In Nigeria, a "queen mother" is also called a "ulugu kalu", which means "the mother of stories". This is due to the fact that they often see which of their daughters will get married and which sons will get married out. Then they will tell their story about why this son-in-law or daughter-in-law would make a good match.
The term "queen mother" is an English compound phrase that refers to women in traditional African leadership positions. The Akan call her ohemmaa, which means "female ruler." They are known as manye, or "community mother," in the Ga culture. In the Bantu language of South Africa, they are referred to as amahlahla.
In modern-day Nigeria, the title queen mother is commonly given to elderly female relatives of the king or emperor. Although they may have been previously married, no husband's name would be added to their surname after his death. If there are no sons, then the daughters will take over the role of queen mother.
In Ghana, a queen mother lives in a palace with a large staff. She manages the financial affairs of the state and has power to make decisions on matters such as education and health care. However, in practice, most decisions are made by a council of elders or by a committee.
There is also a Nigerian royal family called the Agagu who have retained many of the traditions of the ancient rulers of Benin. The current monarch is Oba Ewuare II who was crowned in 2007. He has three sisters who are expected to take over the throne when he dies. One sister is considered enough to keep the bloodline pure but three is more than necessary; therefore, they are called "third sister queens."
Queen moms in Ghana are chosen from the royal family of each town and village. Both the chief and the queen mother, who may be related, are chosen by the head of the royal family and the elders. The royal families are formed up of the area's early residents. They decide how their family will be organized and to what title they will belong. Sometimes two families will join together to form a new royal family.
A person can become queen mother by invitation of the chief or by his/her choice. The queen mother leads all female members of the royal family and other women of rank in Ghana. She manages domestic affairs and controls spending by the family. If the queen mother fails, then another woman from the same family can take her place.
In some cases, the queen mother does not have special powers but acts as a symbol of respect and honor for one of the family members. For example, if there is no son born into the family, then one of the daughters can become queen mother.
There are several ways that people can become part of the royal family in Ghana. You can be nominated by someone who knows you well such as a friend or servant. You can also be selected by drawing names out of a pot. Last, you can inherit the position.
As soon as you are elected, the elders of the royal family will choose two wives for you.
A queen is defined as a female who is extremely influential or accomplished in her field. A queen is someone who is successful in fashion, such as the queen of fashion. A woman can be called a queen even if she isn't a monarchical ruler, but rather an influential figure in society. Some examples include Madam President, Queen Latifah, and Queen Elizabeth II.
Calling a girl a queen shows respect and admiration for her qualities. It is also a way for men to seek protection from women. The word "queen" also has sexual overtones, so when calling a girl this term it is best to use it with caution.
There are many ways to call a girl a queen. You can say that a woman is like a queen, that she is a true queen, that she is a royal queen, that she is a majestic queen, that she is a divine queen, or that she is a powerful queen.
Calling a girl a queen can be used as a compliment. For example, you could say that a singer's voice is like a queen's, or you could say that a dancer's moves are like those of a queen. This phrase can also be used as a form of flattery. For example, your friend's girlfriend/wife will feel appreciated if you call her a queen.
The Merina queen is referred to as "the person who controls," but the Sakalava queen is referred to be a guy. Although ruling queens are uncommon, some female relatives of the monarch play key roles in most African countries.
In Ghana, the queen is called the Otumwa. The Merina king was also known as the Omwe, which means "the great one." In Ivory Coast, the queen is called the taïboi and the king is called the za. In Senegal, the queen is called theouncène and the king is called the nayête.
In South Africa, the queen is called the Zulu princess/princesses and the king is called the uMzolo.
In Angola, the queen is called the infanta and the king is called orixe.
In Mozambique, the queen is called mbira and the king is called mwene.
In Zimbabwe, the queen is called murengu and the king is called mukuru.
There are different names for the queen in other parts of Africa too.
They are called as maigira in the Pabir culture, which means "female monarch." Queen moms are referred to as iyobas in Benin folklore. In Nigeria, they are called omojowelas.
A queen mother is also called a ngwa kachikacha in Zambia and Zimbabwe. This refers to the legendary female spirit who guides young women through their puberty period with the help of their elders.
In Tanzania, a woman who has several children is said to be having babies for her sons. If she has no children, then she is called mtoto wa maji ya mwanandu (children of the water). If she loses all her children, then she is left with nothing but her tears, which are wept by her family when they say her name.
In Uganda, if a woman has many children she is called akumuaki meaning "mother of many". If she lost all her children then she would be left with nothing but her tears, which are used to wash the body of the dead.
In South Africa, a queen mother is called an induna. She is usually the wife of a king or chief, although not necessarily married to him.