Amina — Queen of Zazzua

Amina — Queen of Zazzua

Amina — Queen of Zazzua

I bring kola,the Queen of Zazzua

I bring life, the Queen of Zazzua

I bring kola, and therefore life

I Amina, ta san rana

Come to Zaria and see my walls

Built centuries ago, they still stand tall

Ganuwar Amina, they are called.

They are as strong as my mighty sword

When ’twas war in the west of Africa

My men were stopped from life in trade

Life and kola were hard to find

I trained for war, to stop the rot

I won it all,

I, Amina Daughter of the Bakwa of Turunku

I cleared the routes,

Amina, I Daughter of the Bakwa of Turunku

My Queendom flourished

My people prospered

My land expanded Three times its size

Daughter of Turunku,

I, Amina Aminatu Yar Bakwa, ta san rana*

*Amina, daughter of Nikatau,

a woman as capable as a man