written by Sonja Prinz and Djeynaba Kamara
Based on history of the Ghana empire, also known as Wagadou. Koumbi the capitol city existed ca 800AD (after Christ).
These territories included the current countries of Mauritanian, Mali, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast.
The people were called “Mandinka” and was lead by the king, “Kaya Maghan”, Lord of War, or “Ghana” which means Lord of gold in the Mandinka language
Ghana had a pact with a giant snake-god, “Biida”. Biida supplied the people with all the gold they wanted.
As long as they would provide a pure virgin given as an annual ritual. After a long period their land became very rich.
One year Siia the fiancee of Mamedy won the competition and he became angry to share his future wife with the pact concerning the snake Biida. He wanted to eliminate both the pact and snake.
The decline of Wagadou the Madinka disbursted and were infiltrated into other tribal nations. Soninkes, Bambara, Soussos, Diola, Diakhake and more…