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The Dora Milaje Link Up with Storm In the Second Issue of Their Spin-Off Penned by Nnedi Okorafor

The second issue of the three-part story drops this July.

Last month we got wind of the Dora Milaje getting their own storyline in Marvel's universe written by Nnedi Okorafor that's due to drop this June. The second issue gets even more adventurous as the women warriors link up with Storm and the X-Men in their next mission.


"In the second installment of WAKANDA FOREVER, out this July, the Wakanda warriors meet the X-Men—including the Black Panther's one true love, Storm," Bleeding Cool reports. "But when Okoye, Ayo and Aneka come up against deadly former Dora Milaje member Nakia, their mission turns to protecting their king—no matter what the cost."

X-MEN: WAKANDA FOREVER #1 (Part 2 of 3) will drop July 25, with art by Ray-Anthony Height and cover art by Terry Dodson. The third installment of Okorafor's comic will follow this August.

UPDATE 07/25/2018: Part 2 X-MEN: WAKANDA FOREVER #1 is here! Okorafor has shared the second cover with the world below:

Find a store where you can grab a copy here.

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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