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Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: K.O. Asante. Creative Director: Obiora Anonzie.

First Look: Marvel & MIZIZI Present Their Highly Anticipated 'Black Panther'-Inspired Baseball Jersey

The African streetwear brand responds to fan demand with an exclusive jersey in collaboration with Marvel.

Wakanda continues to endure forever with this new baseball jersey by African streetwear brand, MIZIZI.

In collaboration with Marvel, MIZIZI is set to release an exclusive Black Panther-inspired baseball jersey due to fan demand.


The unisex baseball jersey, crafted from high-quality and long-lasting materials, is adorned with the necklace of Bodil around the collar and embellished with WAKANDA across the chest.

Paakow Essandoh, MIZIZI's founder, says the jersey was inspired by the brand's followers on Twitter. "Around the time the Black Panther trailer had dropped, a few of our followers were talking about how they wanted to wear MIZIZI to the release, and some even mentioned we should design an official Wakanda baseball jersey," the Ghanaian-American visionary says in a statement.

"After juggling the idea around a bit, I started doing some research and saw how remarkable the opportunity for synergy was. Our mission has always been to authentically connect members of the diaspora so they can represent their roots and passions through fashion," Essandoh continues. "Although some may not know where their roots originated [from], they can feel a sense of pride or belonging in the fantasy world of Wakanda. Through Black Panther, many people are finding their roots, and we want to immortalize that connection."

The MIZIZI x Marvel baseball jersey drops this Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. CST on MIZIZI's website. Sizes run in adult sizes from XS-5XL starting at $79.99.

Have a first look at the editorial, exclusively on OkayAfrica, below.

Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: K.O. Asante. Creative Director: Obiora Anonzie.

Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: Reema Howell.

Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: Ebichi Nduka. Creative Director: Obiora Anonzie.

Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: K.O. Asante. Creative Director: Obiora Anonzie.

Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: MIZIZI Mama. Creative Director: Obiora Anonzie.

Photo by Ugo Onwuzurike. Model: Obee Nduka. Creative Director: Obiora Anonzie.

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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