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BBC Africa profiles ‘Dahomey Mothers’ in Latest Episode of Docu-series | Watch



The latest episode of BBC Africa‘s Women Who Changed the World docu-series is out and it features the ancient female warriors of Benin Republic – Dahomey Mothers.

The tale of the Dahomey warriors have managed to stay alive through the centuries, thanks to folktales of their fierceness in battle still sung in Benin Republic till date.



  1. Dust

    August 1, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    No kingdom or empire in West Africa fell, they surrendered due to seeing their own people get killed and they signed “security agreements” or “peace agreements” they did not understand just to stop the death of their own..

    Their aim was to guard their kingdoms and not to be better than men… Back then African men never subjugated their women and in fact it was the women that ruled…

    All over Africa there were women armies… not just in dahomey..

  2. Somto

    August 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    If Africa starts telling her own story then the truth will not be distorted by the West. Till then we accept whatever version they choose to tell or however we’re represented. SHIKENA

  3. Manny

    August 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Unfortunately, their glory is tainted by their major role in capturing slaves for the transatlantic slave trade.

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