Lupita Nyong'o Journeys To Benin To Learn About Agoji, The Female Warriors Who Inspired Dora Milaje Characters In Black Panther

Black Panther was an instant hit in the world for its unique story, touching on the beauty and hidden treasures in Africa, and creating a superhero from it.

Oscar-award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o who hails from Kenya in Africa, plays the brave character in the movie as Nakia, took time to explore and bring to the forefront the all-women warrior group called Agoji that was prominent from 17th-19th in Benin, West Africa that inspired the Dora Milaje characters in Black Panther.

Okoye (Danai Gurira), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Ayo (Florence Kasumba) in Black Panther

In a yet-to-be-premiered documentary, Lupita travelled to Benin to learn more about the warriors and highlights the contributions and inspirations drawn from the group for Ryan Coogler’s directed movie.

‘A history like this should be louder and known around the world. All too often history is written by men. In many instances, women are fighting for their context, to keep their stories alive”, she told Stylist.

The 36-year-old actress seems to be more enthused about black history, and shining light on the beauty of the dark complexion as well, she just published a children’s book on colourism titled Sulwe, which is enjoying massive reviews.

Channel 4 UK will air the documentary at 10 pm on October 23rd, 2019.

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