A Trip to #Wakanda!
The Character “Black Panther” plays the least significant role in the movie. Yes, it is a comic movie based on fictional events and characters. However, I hope we pay deep attention to its subtle approach.
1. It is a first of its kind that celebrates African excellence while focusing on moral and political questions. At the border of Wakanda, you will see huts and farms but inside, you will see advanced technology, valuable raw materials and highly intelligent minds like Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda
2. Africans help one another. For instance, Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) from Wakanda saved the girls from human traffickers in Sambisa Forest, Nigeria.
3. Pan-Africanism: Isolation is not the key to security. Africans have the means to liberate themselves. Will they share their vibranium with one another?
4. The tension between Africans and African-Americans. I hope it is time to call a spade a spade and have a real discussion about this issue.
5. The Dora Milaje, all-female Royal guard reminds me of some formidable women we have in African military history. The Dahomey Amazons, all-female military regiment and female commandants who led large military units to war to save and protect our lands like Yaa Asantewaa, Nehanda Mbuya, and Llinga.
African women should no longer be portrayed as oppressed and powerless.