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How This Brooklyn Entrepreneur Teamed Up with Marvel to Create 'Black Panther'-Inspired Products

Ibraheem Basir's culinary company, rooted in flavors from the African Diaspora, has collaborated with Marvel's 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' on a range that commemorates the film's release.

The first Black Panther film in 2018 saw Africans both on the continent and around the world show up -- and show out -- with pride to mark the historic moment. New Yorker Ibraheem Basir was one of the millions who went to see it, and experienced something he hadn't ever before. "They created this fantasy setting while being grounded in reality and celebrating the African continent in a way that I had not seen in cinema before," he told OkayAfrica. Basir, the founder of 'A Dozen Cousins,' a range of ready-to-eat meals influenced by African food knew that if there was a sequel, he had to get involved.

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