It is the 1500's and we are in the midst of the Golden Era. The Songhai Empire is in its prime and the Imperial family is expanding its reach through global trade. Amina, a young teen, hopes to one day lead her father’s army in battle to expand their great empire – but her vision for her future is never taken seriously. With the infamy of the empire, the Songhai Imperial Family struggles to protect its crown in the midst of invasive globalization during Africa's pre-colonial age.
The Kano Chronicles is a fictional series about the history of the last African empire. The premise of the show follows the Turunku Royal family, as it tries to preserve its dynasty in the midst of the threat of globalization. Although the characters and events have been borrowed from known history, the series is fictional. We see the prosperity of the kingdom, as well as the goods that they are well known for trading, including gold, salt, and palm oil.
The series format will be an hour-long fantasy-drama, created for mature audiences due to the nature of the content. The series will follow a generally chronological order of events.
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