Hey Beautiful people, Today’s post is based on ‘Black Panther’ a movie that has everyone excited as it continues to break box office records. Since it’s debut I have seen it everywhere on my feed on Instagram so of course, I had to go see it for myself. The movie promotes diversity and it also shares a  positive light into African culture which is different from the usual negativity that is portrayed in the entertainment industry. I love how the start of the movie raises awareness about kidnapping which unfortunately still happens in certain parts of Africa. In today’s post I will be sharing the life lessons I learned from the movie, so let’s get into it.

1 Everything a man can do,  a woman can do and even better!

Women are underestimated in terms of their ability and knowledge and are still treated less than men in certain roles.I love how this movie, through the role of army general Okoye (Danai Gurira) demonstrates that women are strong, powerful and beautiful! Okoye shows us that as women, it is important to know our role and not let our emotions take over our actions.

2 Support Support Support!!

There is space for everyone to win.  We see in the movie when the king, Black Pantha himself T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and M’Baku (Winston Duke) fight in a challenge for the throne. After such a bloody fight and M’Baku being disgraced in front of everyone, the two men were able to put their differences aside to help T’Challa get his throne back. Showing that there will be times in our lives when we need people. Therefore, it is important to stay humble as you never know when you will need a person’s help.

3 identifying with more than one culture

You can say this movie is based on African culture, however, we see that Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) identifies with two cultures. In the movie, he is born and raised in America with African roots. I can relate as I am born Nigerian but raised in Ireland. Sometimes you feel forced to stick to one identity or culture but that should never be the case. It is okay to identify with more than one culture or even two for that matter! In my humble opinion, it adds a sense of uniqueness to you!

I don’t want this post too long but I have seen some rants on social media stating that the movie is not a true representation of what Africa is and this breaks my heart. The truth is you will always have two sets of people – those who choose to see the merit in the effort, dedication and hard work and those who are never going to be satisfied no matter how hard you try. This is an important life lesson in itself, don’t bother trying to please everyone! Nonetheless, I would like to point out that there is a need to appreciate creativity and the time investment it took to make this movie. For this alone, we should give them a round of applause!!

I should not go on a rant myself but I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed creating it✍

How fab is this African attire that I put together #WAKANDA FOREVER!!

See you in my next post,

Florence.

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