So, following the general excitement of our own Funke Akindele and then Genevieve Nnaji playing one of the Dora Milaje Characters in this month’s Marvel Black Panther Movie, let’s examine 10 things you should know about the Dora Milaje.
1) The Dora Milaje first appeared in Black Panther Vol. 3 #1 (November 1998).
2) They are fictional characters appearing in the American Marvel Comics.
3) They are a group of women who serve as elitist special forces for the fictional African Kingdom of Wakanda.
4) In Fictional Wakanda, the â€˜Dora Milajeâ€™ literally translate to â€˜adored onesâ€™
5) They were created by the Black Panther himself from rival tribes to serve as his personal guard and ceremonial wives in training.
6) Some of the characters include ; Aneka, Ayo, Okoye, Nakia, Xoliswa, and the Queen Divine Justice.
7) In the Black Panther Movie, Ayo is reprised by Florence Kasumba, Nakia portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o, Okoye portrayed by Danai Gurira, and Xoliswa portrayed by Sydelle Noel.
8) The Dora Milaje are actually pronounced as “dora-meh-LAH-shay”
9) They are well equipped, boasting Equipment made of Vibranium armors, Transporting themselves with Jet-packs and Quinjets, and using Various vibranium weapons in battle.
10) The Dora Milaje were created by writer Christopher Priest and penciller Mark Texeira.