Some people see Africa ‘s glory as a threat to them and I don’t know why.
They so much see Africa as a threat that they have to demean, downgrade and make anything that is related to Africa’s glory something folkloric, a fantasy just like Harry Potter.
They want to make sure Africa forever is seen as the continent of poverty, corruption, famine and evil.
We make the movie Black Panther, it is said that it is a dream that has never been and that will never be.
We now make the movie “The Woman King ” already before the movie is even out, I am hearing some people say the fearless Dahomey ‘s women warriors are not a good example of women. They forget that even though African women respected their men, African societies were in majority matriarchal. I am hearing that Dahomey was the center of slaves trade and Africa has shamelessly sold its own people.
I am hearing all sorts of things to make sure that the movie does not get the impact it is supposed to have in the heart of Africans.
When we will make the movie Hannibal Barca, it will be said he never won many battles or never made the roman empire shake.
For some people, Africa should remain the way it has been these last 400 years.
Africans should watch and rewatch Black Panther and The Woman King until their torpor, their fears, their inaction and their lassitude completely fade away.
Africans should raise their heads high, respecting non-Africans but loving themselves. Nobody will love Africans better than they will love themselves.
Africans should renew their mentality and understand that on purpose they have been taught that they are nobodys.
When they will renew their mentality, they will stop seeing abroad as their dream land. They will love their land and act accordingly. They will assume their glorious destiny.
The movies we have been watching so far have been made to shape people’s opinion.
The Woman King is made to narrate the history of Africa, its real history and not the history from the history books we have been reading in school.
It is a movie for Africans and non-Africans who love Africa.