Queen Nanny Legendary Maroon
Queen Nanny of the Maroon or Granny Nanny as she was affectionately called is the only female National Hero of Jamaica. Queen Nanny was born in Ghana, West Africa. Granny Nanny came from the Ashanti Nation and belongs to the Akan people. She was brought to Jamaica as a slave and worked in the Parish of Saint Thomas on a plantation. Queen Nanny. Queen Nanny became a legend in Jamaica after fighting two wars with the British and winning both wars. As a result, Queen Nanny Legendary Maroon will forever be recognized for her leadership and guerrilla warfare skills. Her skills were traced backed to her roots from the Ashanti Tribe ancestry of Ghana. The Ashanti Tribe was known for their brave warrior tactics and resistance to European in West Africa.
Queen Nanny Legendary Maroon history can be traced back to Nanny Town in the hills of Portland. Queen Nanny and the Maroons lived in Nanny Town in Portland Jamaica. Nanny Town is located in the high hills on top of mountain ridge which made it impossible to be beaten. For any enemies to try and sneak an attack on the Maroons were next to impossible as the British found out. The British had superior weapons but the Maroons were much more effective fighting. The mountain ridge became known as The Blue and John Crow Mountain. As of July 3, 2015 the Blue and John Crow Mountain was added to the list of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site which shows it possess cultural and natural significance.
Now the Queen Nanny story has been told in Director Roy T. Anderson documentary, Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess. Jamaica’s only female National Heroine, The legendary Nanny of the Maroons World Premiere on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the United Nations (ECOSOC Chamber) in New York. This documentary talked about the life of an African warrior Queen in the mountains of Jamaica, who led her people to victory over the mighty British.
Hollywood stuntman and award-winning filmmaker Roy T. Anderson and his blockbuster project was introduced in a one-hour documentary film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess to the world. The documentary was filmed in Jamaica, Ghana, Canada, and the United States over the course of two years. As Mr. Anderson and his associates gave life to the history and mystery of Queen Nanny’s legacy, the excitement is building for the World Premiere at the United Nation Headquarter in New York City.
Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon strength and drive was shared by many of the powerful women in today’s 21st Century. The film features Jamaica’s current Prime Minister, The Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, “Queen of Reggae” Rita Marley, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, World Champion sprinter Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, University Professors Verene Shepherd, Linda Heywood and many other Historians.