Lupita Nyong’o adds to the list of Africans making the continent proud in Hollywood with works on and off the screens.
She also just joined African female authors who are changing the perception and shaping the mindset of millennials to be appreciative of their skin colour and wash off all the prejudice accompanying colourism. Learning more about her culture and history of Africa through her new mini-documentary shot in Benin – Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o when she went in search of the true warriors that inspire the Dora Milaje characters in the black superhero blockbuster – Black Panther.
Known in Benin as Agoji but to Europeans as Amazons, the all-women warrior group were fearsome back in the 17th to 19th century. She revealed more in an interview with award-winning British journalist and author Yomi Adegoke, in which she also shared her views on diversity in Hollywood, and the fact that the time is right for black people in the film industry to work harder to cement a permanent.
Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o was premiered on October 23, 2019, on Channel 4 UK
Watch the full interview below.
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