Lioness Nyabinghi : Priestess-Queen-Mother of Africa

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By Jide Uwechia

Nyabinghi

According to most modern ubran legend on Rastafari:

” the word ‘Nyabinghi’ has a somewhat complicated history. It was originally associated with an uprising against White European colonialism in southwestern Uganda during the mid to late nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth…

The movement was mainly led by a number of women, including a charismatic healer called Muhumusa, who was much feared. She was believed to be possessed by the spirit of a legendary Amazon Queen, Nyabinghi. Muhumusa not only inspired a vast popular following, but also organised military action against the German colonialists”

The tenuity of this over-simplified explanation that mixes facts and fantasies needs to be pointed out. The first is that there is no place in Africa called Amazon, and there was never in existence at any time any Amazon Queen of Africa. But there was always in existence, an African Queen of Queens whose memory still lingers in so many stories and legends right across Africa, like the Queen Sheba, and the Emperess Kandake.

As the story goes, the spirit of this African Empress, this dread lioness Queen of Queens, Avenger of her father and son, subsists in Africa and the diaspora until this day, manifesting her presence and actions in this physical domain through spiritual possession, inspiration and mental transformation.

There are various names for this historical African Queen of Queens but at a time she was known in the cradle of the Egyptian and Kushitic civilization, in the upper Nile areas, toward the borders of modern Southern Sudan, and Uganda, as Queen Nyabinghi.

The name Nyabinghi was a synonym for Sekhmet. Though the true details of her life has been subsumed in legends, Queen Nyabinghi was the archetypical Priestess-Queen of a province of Upper Kush (Ethiopia-Egypt), who rebelled against the oppressive life-denying evil regime which disrupted order and stability in the motherland through the instrumentality of foreign occupation, external manipulation and local collaboration.

Descent of the authentic lineage of the ancient Kushitic Kings of Kings, this dread locked little African princess fled from the corrupting influence of the evil forces of oppression into the inner reaches of the great forests.

Nyabinghi took refugee in forests spanning modern Congo, Sudan and Uganda. There in an act of daring and defiance she established a mass guerrilla army of dread rebels (known as the children of Nyabinghi or Binghis for short) which fought against the collusive cabal of pale forces oppressing the ancient motherland until oppression fled from the motherland.

Nyabinghi’s self -sacrificing and daring action took the foreign over-lords by surprise and aided by the spiritual power of Sekhmet, Nyabinghi and her warriors soon crushed the oppressive regime and chased it away from the land.

Justice, peace and stability then reigned again.

Codes of Nyabinghi

The natural ebullinece of Nyabinghi, her intelligence and her charisma soon made her an a focus of fanatical devotion for her followers. Her male and female dread lock devotees sought leadership and spiritual guidance from her insight. She left a code of living for her followers. This code was necessary in maintaining their natural connection with their maternal origin the earth.

“First and foremost, Nyabinghi is the true defender of the peace, justice and order in the motherland. To Nyabinghi, there is nothing more precious than the humble soil of Africa on which the Binghis are born, where they grow and into whose embrace they shall sleep continuously.”

“Nyabinghi loves all humanity without compromise. Queen Nyabinghi adulates the works of her father, and her son. So should all the Binghis.”

“Binghis are the guardian of the land and the brothers and sisters to all that live right in creation. Love them, respect them and show them compassion always.”

“Binghi deals only with righteousness. Righteous action, thoughts and words. A follower of Nyabinghi does no wrong. Wrong weakens the strong.”

Binghis will always share water with the thirsty, food with the hungry, clothe with the naked and a boat for whomever would cross the river.”

“Nyabinghi shows loyalty and sincerity to the just, but the unjust were to be cleansed with fire.”

As postcripts, some versions of the story hold that Nyabinghi lost her life in the struggle, others say she lost her eye, others talk about the loss of limbs or children. The point is that the struggle launched by Nyabinghi came at a great personal cost to her. But it brought untold and everlasting gains to the land of the Kushites. What a royal soul!

The selflessness, fortitude and steadfastness of Nyabinghi increased the commitment of her devotees. Even after she had physically departed earth which in itself was controversial as many believed that she had simply vanished rather than died, mediums, prophets and sages still reported of communication and contact with this ever-loving patroness of righteous Africa.

Soon words came that Nyabinghi would be born again…that Nyabinghi would rise again somewhere, somehow amongst the children of Africa, at home and in the Diaspora, whenever and whereever the need calls.

For millenia, her worship has persisted in Africa. Her mediums, devotees and followers, and prophets are easily identifiable by their dreadlocks and their lion and lioness totem and almost overbearing commitment to the welfare of Africa and Africans always pervaded the continent.

The early colonist and subsequent slavers from Europe unwittingly reported of a secretive but co-ordinated continent wide resistance against colonial depredations. There were reports of subversive and insurgent activities by certain faceless cults operating throughout Africa against colonial incursion.

Simultaneous accounts from Nigeria, Serria Leone, Gambia, Senegal, Sudan, Congo and Uganda detailed vigours resistance movements against the thrust of the European powers. Although armed with better weapons, the British soldiers were always in dread of encounters with one of those groups. They were courageous, fearless and formidable in action. In death they went with a royal dignity. It was as if they met their deaths willingly.

This resistance was alive also in the Maroon communities of the penal slave Islands of the Carribeans, and in South America. In the United States where the power of travesty was projected with pompous arrogance, resistance took the form of secret actions like random poisoning of the slave keepers, their animals and the destruction of their livelihood through arson and other acts of vandalism on the slave plantation.

Nyabinghi Muhumusa

In the land of the first Pharaohs, in Northern Uganda near the borders with Sudan, the colonialist and slave masters encountered one of the incarnate forms of Sekhmet the dread lioness, by way of a resistance movement fighting their depredations on the African soil.

The savage European slavers encountered the Ugandan section of the Nyabinghi resistance when they sought the expansion of their slave trading activities into northern Uganda in the late 19th century. This movement was led exclusively by women and they fiercely resisted the incursion of the European savages. The tit for tat engage between Nyabinghi movement and the European savages lasted for well more than 50 years.

In the early 20th century one of the most feared Nyabingi leaders was Muhumusa a dreadlock guerrilla fighter with the Nyabinghi movement, a person described by the illegal and illegitimate colonial governments established by the European savages as ‘an extraordinary character’.

Her followers believed she was possessed by the spirit of the legendary Kushitic Queen, Nyabinghi. Calling for a revival of right living through reliance on the principles of the forest code of the ancestral Nyabinghi, Muhumusa not only inspired a vast popular following of dreadlocked-lion (and lioness) worshipping, hemp smoking auxillary fighters, but also organised military action against the German colonialists.

The Nyabinghi movement was subsequently condemned by the British as ‘witchcraft’. and Muhumusa was captured in 1913. The Ugandan movement was relentlessly hounded by the government of the European savages.

British effort to destroy the Nyabinghi movement was implicated its criminalization as witchcraft through Witchcraft Ordinance of 1912, which promoted Christianity and encouraged other indigenous anti-Nyabinghi cults. The British used the witch burning procedure of 1500 to 1600 that were central in the transition from pre-capitalist to capitalist relations in Europe.

Even after the capure of Nyabinghi Muhumusa, the uprisings continued nevertheless, led by other women and occasionally men who had become similarly possessed by the power and presence of She who must be obeyed, the dreadlock lioness Goddess of Africa, the Queen of Queens and the Majestic Lady of Power, Sekhmet-Nyabinghi the daughter and mother of the great God.

Again, such brave resistance could not be so easily forgotten. It has lived on in many ways amongst the children of Africa at home and in the diaspora, having much influence on the Rastafari tradition, in which so-called Nyabinghi codes of livity, and chants are very popular and usually form the basis of the annual Groundation celebrations. In Jamaican parlance, the name Nyabinghi has come to mean ‘Death to Black and White oppressors’.

From the late 19th century to the 1920s in the Caribbean Islands and especially in Jamaica, once again…the chant of Nyabinghi was heard. She was there, her name, her presence, her forest code, her forest chants and drummings, her holy chalice the cannabis hemp, her totemic animals the lions and the lionesses, and her ever present dreadlocks followers, all were there too.

Again, one encounters Nyabinghi in the West Indies, chanting word, sound and power in Jamaica, in the United States, in Canada, Africa, rising, fighting against savage oppression, chanting death and destruction unto black and white oppressors wherever they may be!

These days one observes the binghis and the binghis’ children stepping forth to take the secpter, the royal staff of power, to restore stability all over world. Given her antecedents, Sekhmet-Nyabinghi and her Binghi children will win this one once again.

Jide Uwechia

November 15, 2008


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  1. the grafted patagona blondes were from the amazon in south america an they created the banner of the cross in the western wars of the cross an the crescent an bought that to the east in europe an akebulan .this woman warrior society was in europe an akebulan fighting men an their secret religious societies who wanted the woman to bow down to a male god,first islam then christianity,,yes first islam then christianity.the sisters from akebulan got associaited with amazons just cause they fought like them without the men an would not bow down to a male god nor be slaves to one physically mentally or spiritually cause the spirit must be broke for tha an they died fighting.so like columbus thought he was in india ,when the mystic red ruddy amazon islam turks were in battle with the queen they had never felt that type of thrashing from a woman in battle except for the amazons.this is when the woman was in charge not bowing down to a man,this is when men had wars with woman an the nations of queens,.this was religion killing devine law or mother nature which is what the akebulan queens were an lived by.they were their own gods ,when you name your god you limit it.a woman who knows cosmology astrology mathematics an devine law cannot bow down to a man.greek accounts or no accounts have the earliest amazons coming from libya corrupting the queens like nhizinga.its aa moorish code you must break.i say patagona,they say the isle of patmos in europe.its called a generic term for woman warriors which is how the queen got stuck with it.you get it after you beat men in battle an thats what the men called her after they got beat by any woman.a amazon,she was not from the amazon but the amazon woman governed places in europe asia minor an africa.thers another code causeafrica is south aia minor an akebulan before 204 a,d which is when africa became africain the east.the amazon trick is that the amazonsare from south america as are europeans who migrated to europe a lepors an we sent to the caucus mountains making the moors or people from akebulan indiginous to europe before the so called red ruddy pale a skin causcasoid.history or his lie hides our being in europe an ruling it first before the amazons got there from the west.they were allah an had star an crescent which is what they were defending from the men who you see have it now.after they were downed the men like ali muhammed rolled into akebulan to convert woman an her suns to the male mystery god who kills through the beast of mankind.today we are in the age of kali an she is using the men to carry out her work.we were killed an driven back into akebulan by the ones you call todays arabs but they are the ottoman turks not the yemanites or the people of the indus valley from which all three religions were copied.mohammedism was not the first islam it was the last.north africa amazons would have to be female moor or mooresses.the three daughters of al-illyah were mariah[destiny] ,aluzzah[venus] an alat.people were worshipping a female or the three females an the had to be made to worship saturn or a male god.leaders of nations that were men would replace woman totally after this in the east.indus valley people went north an became hindus, muslim pakistanis.bangladesh,all from indus valley area of to days africa.religious an secret society headress sybilizes mt kalish of tibet and the[lord shiva] shivalingum featuring abraham being taken from brahma.we have been hoodwinked again.cosmic codex part 4 by phil valentine.woman role reduced hasrobbed us of the reality of her rule before she an we the moors fell.

  2. ali-ilyah,al-uzza is correct english spelling but its all a spell or ball of confusion when it comes to the reality of the ancient woman cause men tell history

  3. WOMAN BEAT BLACK SLAVE CATCHERS.IN THE SUMMER OF 1848 8 OR 10 PEOPLE MADE IT ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER IN THEIR NORTHWIND FLIGHT FROM SLAVERY.THE SLAVE CATCHERS TRACKED THEM INTO TOWN,BUT THE BOUNTY THEY WERE AFTER TURNED OUT TO BE ELUSIVE.THE WOMAN BEGAN TO GATHER FROM ADJOINING HOUSES UNTILTHE AMAZONS WERE ABOUT EQUAL TO THE SLAVE HUNTERS.THE FORMER WITH SHOVELS TONGS WASHBOARDS AND ROLLING PINS THE LATTER WITH REVOVLERS,SWORD CANES ANN BOWIE KNIVES.FINALLY THE BESIEGERS DECAMPED LEAVING THE AMAZONS IN POSSESION OF THE FEILD AMID THE JEERS AN LOUD HUZZAS OF THE CROWD.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,DATE,,8/11/1848 THE NORTH STAR ,NEGRO PAPER STORY SAYS AFRICAN AMERICAN PAPER BUT THEIR ARE NO AFRICAN AMERICANS IN 1848 ONLY NEGROES AN FREEMEN SO AT THE TIME IT WAS AN ABOLITIONIST PAPER.OUR MEN TO ARE GUILTY OF CALLING ANY WOMAN WHO STANDS DOWN A MAN A AMAZON WHICH BECAME A FEMALE WARRIOR.

  4. IN COMPARISON IN AFRICA THEY WERE COMING TO MAKE SLAVES SAME IN OHIO,SHE WAS BAPTIZED AS DONNA ANNA DE SOUZA AN ALLOWED CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES INTO HER LAND IN 1623.THE EUROS GOT HERSTORY ON HER TO.REPLACING OUR WOMAN ,QUEENS ,,WARRIORS WITH THE AMAZONS WHO THEY THE QUEEN MOTHERS IN ANCIENT TIMES CREATED.YACOUB ,JACOB AT THAT TIME DID EVERYTHING [GRAFTING EXPERIMENTS] WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE WOMAN WAS WAS RUNNING THE KINGDOMS AT THE TIME THAT HISTORY MAKES US THINK IT WAS MEN JUST LIKE THE BIBLE WITH HE INSTEAD OF SHE.IN EURO HERSTORY SHE ACCEPTED EURO CHRISTIANITY FORCIBLY AS WE ACCEPTED HERE IN THE AMERICAS FORCIBLY AFTER 1492.WELLTHEY LIE ANSAY SHE ACCEPTED IT AN GIVE YU THE FIRST STRAW MAN NAMES OUR PEOPLE TOOK ,HERS FROM PORTUGAL SO THEY SAY.THEY HAD NO LAST NAMES UNTIL THEY TOOK THEM FROM US IN THE 11TH CENTURY AN GAVE THEM BACK IN 16 17 18 CENTURY

  5. all moorish science temple websites,hakim bey ,dvds ,you tube,rasta livewire, search saa neter,aseer duke of teers,taj tarik bey ,roz bey,queen vallhara bey,the golden age of the moors,the woman is hidden,forbidden but the knowledge is there for you.,you tube,empress verdiacee,seven seals publications,www.moorishguidepost.org,,,,,,search,,,,,,,,,,,myra el,phil valentine,search,,,,.moorish science,you must take BACK REVERT BACK your moorish science.it is yours.re-legIon what legion were we before we converted to RE?RELIGION MEANS THERES BEEN A CONVERSION OR THERE ARE CONVERTS TO IT. peace an islam

  6. claro que hay hubo amazona en Africa.Es que los hermanos no recuerdan Pangea ?,Cuando en el comienzo la tierra era solo mama Africa y el continente estaba unido en one earth.Parece que algunas herna@s solo tienen memoria a partir de babilonia, y que no pudieran sentir el true power of Jah, Madre e hija del gran dios .
    yes i ,i feel that
    KOKUN JAH FAIA

  7. yes,i.rememeber,pangea,theatlantis,islands,called,carribean,after,it,broke,thy,dont,mention,atlantis/carriben,islands,orlemuria,where,muurs,are,from,,or,it,was,akebulan,before,cyprio,africaanus,hit,carthage204ad,or,we,are,from,west,first,not,east,as,the,beast,has,told,us,in,bible,garden,of,eden,,bible,is,seal,of,solomon,isis,unvieled,thats,used,to,kill,matriarchy,moors,like,vlad,the,impaler,asiatics,should,never,be,christians,,pace*quod*innsula….pace..yel.i.s.l.a.m,,,,,peace,annd,i.s.l.a.m,,,bueno,bozal

  8. atlantis,or,lemuria,as,ur,lands,or,africa,asnt,in,east,until,204ad,,,muaritania,was,thedakotas,medina,is,detroit,mecca,chicago,timbuktu,newark[new-ark/arch],that,got,lost,in,camells,eye,with,religion,an,race,pace,quod,insula,,paz,y,el,islam,peace,n,i.s.l.a.m

  9. i n i r the daughters of the new JERUSALEM n ZION is truly our mother….Rise n Shine nubian empress!….let us wake up n live

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