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Danai Gurira Talks All-Female 'Avengers' Movie Rumors & Visiting Nigeria On 'Ellen'

The actress talks 'Avengers,' working on her new mini-series adaptation of 'Americanah' and more with Ellen DeGeneres.

Danai Gurira stopped by The Ellen Show on Wednesday to discuss her role in Avengers: Infinity War, Walking Dead, her work as a writer and her upcoming mini-series based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, which she's developing with Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong'o.

When asked if she gets recognized everywhere she goes now, due to her success, the actor told a quick story about how she was recognized by an older Nigerian man, while she was their doing research for her Americanah mini-series.


"I was in this very small town in a small hotel, and I was just walking across the breakfast room to get a cup of tea," says Danai. "Then, this man, he was probably around 60 or so, looked up and went, "GENERAL." That was surprising."

Lupita Nyong'o shared a picture of the two of them on their trip to Lagos earlier on Twitter.

Danai went on to address the ongoing talks of a possible all-female Avengers film. Though she says it's just a rumor, the actress says she's excited about the prospect of one happening sometime in the future.

"These things are starting to happen and I think it's really exciting because it's showing that yeah of course it's time we start seeing the perspective of a story come exclusively from women. I mean, magic happens when women do their thing. You know what I'm saying?"

Yes, we do Danai.

Watch the full interview below.

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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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How Technology Is Playing a Crucial Role in the #EndSARS Protests

Young people in Nigeria have successfully managed to use technological innovations to organize and make the #EndSARS protests run incredibly efficiently and easily. This moment will go down in history as a revolution that was birthed via technology.