Meet The Heroines Of Black Panther
The women of Black Panther are truly define #BlackGirlMagic with their moisturized skin. They are strong, well-written, and can hold their own in battle or when faced with hard life choices. Also, they play important roles in Wakanda, ranging from security, tech, politics and preservation of their tradition.
Okoye, played by the stunning Danai Gurira is the general of the Dora Milaje, the Black Panther’s all-female army. More often than not, strong female characters are portrayed as ‘masculine’ or ice princesses who melt at the sight of love. However, Okoye is none of those as she is loyal as a soldier and unapologetic in her love for W’kabi. When faced with making a choice between love and duty, Okoye wasted no time in defending her country.
It is rare to see stylish tech geniuses like we saw in Letitia Wright’s portrayal of Shuri, Wakanda’s tech guru. Not only is she the smartest character in the movie, she also delivered the iconic line “Don’t scare me like that, colonizer’. A true queen!
When it came down to it, Nakia knew what had to be done to save Wakanda. Played by the irresistible Lupiya Nyong’o, Nakia is the love interest of Wakandan King T’Challa. In her role as a spy, Nakia works hard to rescue young girls in captivity as seen in the Sambisa forest scene of the movie.
The Dora Milaje
These fierce warriors deserve a sub-heading of their own. Modeled after the Dahomey Amazons of West Africa, the clean-shaven soldiers are as King T’Challa’s personal army. Just like their general Okoye, their strength did not compromise their femininity. Not many soldiers can rock a dope red lipstick while kicking butt! ( source zumi)
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