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The Dora Milaje Are Getting Their Own Spin-Off Penned by Nnedi Okorafor and We're Here For It

The first of the three-part story drops this June.

The Dora Milaje, Wakanda's fierce, all-women army who stole the show in Black Panther, are finally getting the storyline they deserve in Marvel's universe.


Vogue reports that Wakanda Forever: The Amazing Spider-Man is a three-part comic and will be written by sci-fi and fantasy author extraordinaire, Nnedi Okorafor. In the storyline, we'll see Okoye, Ayo and Aneka venture to New York to investigate a national security threat, linking up with Spider-Man in the process.

"Typically when you see them, they're with T'Challa, representing and protecting him," Okorafor tells Vogue. "Now you're going to see the Dora Miljae for the first time as an independent entity; they're not under the shadow of the throne."

While in conversation with Vogue, Okorafor expresses how satisfying stepping into comic book writing has been, as she especially takes the challenge to show the humanity of the warriors seriously.

"I'm always interested in a challenge, so writing a narrative where it doesn't feel heavy-handed but I can develop the characters through little subtle things [creates] my favorite moments," Okorafor says. "You feel that you can relate to these characters, and feel they are real, not just iconic, but also human."

Along with Okorafor's words, the illustrations for Wakanda Forever are by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque and Terry Dodson. The first issue lands this June.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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