Tuesday, February 27, 2018
"Okoye" and "Ayo" in "Black Panther" Should Be Speaking Igbo and Yoruba Languages
"Okoye" of the J'Kuwali tribe in Marvel's blockbuster African American superhero fantasy movie, Black Panther bears an Igbo name and would have been more appropriate for her to speak the Igbo language and not the Hausa language.
"Ayo" bearing a Yoruba name should be speaking Yoruba language..
These would have enhanced the linguistic anthropology of the roots of Dora Milaje in the fictional African nation of Wakanda and attracted millions of Igbos and Yorubas in Africa and the Diaspora to the cinemas.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series and 247 Nigeria @247nigeria
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