King/Founder of the Kingdom of Kongo- Lukeni Iua Nimi
Lukeni Iua Nimi was the founder and the first King of the Kingdom of Kongo. He is known for conquering the Mwene Kabunga people after which he enslaved. He also displaced the local rulers and placed his new Capital on these newly conquered lands. Lukeni used these slaves for himself and his kingdom, and he also sold these slaves to the Portuguese on occasion.