New Lupita movie boldly challenges white supremacy
SEE ALSO :Remembering Stan Lee: TributesErik Killmonger (Michael B Jordan) is a challenger to the throne driven by revenge and members of the royal security cannot stand his rule. Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) starts a revolution to overthrow Erik's illegitimate rule and instals T’Challa, or Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman. “He is not fit to rule. I will need your help to overthrow the new king for the sake of the future of Wakanda,” says Nakia. And with that, an epic battle ensues, powered by soldiers and air power founded on futuristic high technology. They fear Nakia and other patriots and security officers, including Okoye (Danai Gurira) and technology-wizard Shuri (Letita Wright). “What will happen when the despot takes control of Vibrium,” says Shuri as they convince a neighbouring king to help with the military back up to bring down the regime. Vibrum is a mineral that is heavily used to power technology, arms, science, and research. Nokia eventually gets support from the neighbouring kingdom and after a bruising battle, she overthrows the regime. Black Panther boldly challenges stereotypes of white supremacy over the black race. It goes further to show how the continent is set to take a more powerful political and economic role in the world. Soundtracks of Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour and Beninese Angélique Kidjo's music are richly used. The English used in the film is spiced with South Africa's Xhosa accent. "This superhero from Africa who is in this society and trying to fix the world is something that hasn’tbeen seen before,” noted Forrest Whitaker, who acts in Black Panther as Zuri.