Sundiata was the son of Nare Maghan. the King. His Mother was Sogolon.
Nare Maghan talked to Sundiata about how things should be after his death and how he would become king
Once the king died Barette another one of the kings wives had convinced the people that Sundiata couldn't be king because he couldn't walk. They disobeyed the king's orders and made Barette's Son King.
Since Barette didn't like Sogolon Or Sundiata she kicked them out of the palace and made them stay inside a hut in the backyard of the palace.
Barette made fun a sundiata not being able to walk by charging people to come see him for money as if he was a circus clown.
But one day Sundiata surprised everyone and walked. He felt his mother's pain of him not being able to walk so he decided that he was going to walk.