The Korda team has put together this magnificent African adventure which takes place in Nigeria and features the superb acting and vocal talents of Paul Robeson. Commissioner R. J. Sanders (Leslie Banks) is the much respected civil servant representing British Colonial interests in Nigeria who, through a keen sense of psychology and managerial skills, keeps order among the various warring African tribes. He has developed a deep respect for Bosambo (Paul Robeson), who aspires to lead his people, but must overcome King Mofolaba who wants to overthrow the British Colonial law as meted out by Sanders. Sanders consents to Bosambo’s marriage to the beautiful Lilongo who proves to be a good wife and bears Bosambo two sons. But the evil Chief Mofolaba kidnaps Lilongo to lure Bosambo to his camp where he plans to kill them both, Lilongo first so Bosambo has to witness the execution of his wife. Sanders, suffering from malaria, has the courage and fortitude to come to their rescue in spite of his illness. Just as Lilongo is about to be executed, Sanders opens fire from his boat saving Lilongo. He then appoints Bosambo as the new King.