Our own one of a kind South African celebrity, KNaomi, was the first african lady to be a Reebok ambassador a couple of years prior. A week ago, it was declared that Zimbabwean performer and Director, Danai Gurira, is one of the new faces of the brand.
This is particularly notable because the filmmaker has had a resurge of attention thrown her way because she is one of the stars of blockbuster superhero film, Black Panther. She was already a pretty big deal because of all the work she did on The Walking Dead.
But her Black Panther character, Okoye, is the leader of the incredible Dora Milaje and she should really be seen as a superhero in her right because she kicks butt and takes names like one — and doesn’t need de strength of de bleck penther to be stripped ay-way or ingested in order to do it.
Interesting that Gurira does not want to be viewed as a fashionista. Rather, as she tweeted, she is “eager to support ladies in our interest to be simply the specific best form of ourselves and #BeMoreHuman.”