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Queen Yaa Saves the Golden Stool (Africa’s Little Kings & Queens)
Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Meet Queen Yaa, the brave and responsible leader of the Ashanti Kingdom. It’s her job to protect the Golden Stool, so when she overhears a plan to steal it, she knows just what to do.
Queen Yaa Saves the Golden Stool is a rhyming story introducing you to a brave and responsible leader.
This is a fictional story based on a real life hero Yaa Asantewaa, queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire – now part of modern-day Ghana, West Africa. A special series perfect for introducing the next generation of young leaders, thinkers and game-changers to Africa’s great history.
Louisa Olafuyi is the Co-founder of Kunda Kids and author of Africa's Little Kings & Queens. She is a former research journalist and ex Cambridge University Press. Louisa is passionate about inspiring the next generation about African history and culture. She's also an advocate for improving the representation of black characters in children's books and is a champion for inclusive innovation.
Dele is a dad to a two-year-old boy called Ire and a husband to a wonderful Ugandan Queen, Louisa. He is a marketing professional with over 10 years of experience working in various marketing roles with FMCG companies and in Fintech. Dele studied at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School, where he earned his MBA degree. He is also a proud alumnus of the University of Ibadan, where he graduated in 2008.
Dele's passion for changing the narrative around Africans around the world motivated him to create Kunda Kids, a publishing and creative media studio that illuminates African stories through books, songs, animations and games.
Outside of work, Dele loves to play tennis, piano and watching sports.