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Tiwa Savage, Angélique Kidjo and More Share Their Favorite Quotes by African Women for International Women's Day

Watch African influencers read their favorite quotes by Lupita Nyong'o, Chimamanda Adichie and more for International Women's Day via CNN Africa.

You've probably gathered, by now, that today is International Women's Day. To mark the momentous occasion, CNN Africa asked a group of influential African women to share their favorite quotes by other African women.

Tiwa Savage and Angélique Kidjo, were amongst the women who shared inspirational words from the likes of Lupita Nyong'o, Chimamanda Adichieand Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai— who was the most quoted woman, and for good reason, of course.

Check out some of the clips below via CNN Africa's Instagram page. For more on phenomenal African women, visit OkayAfrica's 100 Women list.

Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage via Getty.

Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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