So I’m not really a Marvel fan type of person. However, Black Panther was all shades of amazing and lol, if you haven’t seen it, you really should!

Okay, so, unfortunately, this isn’t a review. This post is actually about the amazing cast of Black Panther kinda and life lessons I learnt from watching interviews and basically stalking the cast. LOL

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Let’s start with Lupita, a few years ago, someone told me I reminded them of Lupita Nyong’o. Lol, at the time, I didn’t even know who she was, but from then on I slowly started to fall in love with her.

I’ve been watching a lot of interviews of Lupita since the release of black panther, and today while scrolling through her IG, I saw a post where someone commented and said something along the lines of “Lupita living the life/always having fun” and you know what, I actually agreed with them for a second. Until I saw a post where Lupita was celebrating her birthday with the cast. The picture caused me to think about all the sacrifices actors make to create awesome movies. I mean, it takes months of practice, hours of learning scripts, study, dedication, sacrifices.

FAM, it often looks like they are living the life on opening night, but when you think about it, it actually took them a lot to get there. A lot of hard work and time too. Nothing in life is just a walk in the park. Hard work always comes into play at one point or the other. It is what makes great people great.gold star

Another thing is, when watching video interviews or reading interviews of the cast, I realised that, in spite of everything they had to learn to become their characters, Nakia, T’Challa, W’Kabi, Okoye, M’Baku, Shuri, Erik etc, they still had fun.  They had fun working, they had fun becoming their characters and they had fun creating magic. Yes, I’m pretty sure there were challenging times and yes, they probably worked long hours (I actually know nothing about filmmaking) but they still found joy in those times.

A lot of people are always waiting, they are waiting to “arrive” before they find their joy. They are waiting to get to the end of the road before they have fun and they end up forgetting to enjoy the things that are happening around them. They forget to laugh at the funny times and enjoy themselves.  Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Global Junket Press Conference

 

Life is full of many stages. You go through different things at different times. It’s important to take as much good from every stage of your life as you possibly can. Because the truth is, there will be times of fun and enjoyment and relaxation, but there will also be times of challenges, growth and hard work. If you don’t remember to find fun and more importantly joy in every stage of life, well, life will pretty much pass you by and all you’ll have will be moments of “I wish I had” instead of fun-filled memories.

 

So in closing, Black Panther is amazing and the cast is full of amazing, good looking (wink) people. If you haven’t seen it, stop dulling! LOL

But more than the amazing cast, there are lessons we can learn from them as individuals. Their dedication, hard work, open-mindedness, unity, loyalty, and humility are things we should emulate in every area of our lives.Skill is not enough to achieve greatness. You need to be willing to put in the hard work.

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As an aside, Letitia Wright is a Christian, unashamed and very open about her faith. When you get a voice, when you go from being a nobody to being a somebody, even if you are only a somebody to a handful of people, don’t be quiet. Don’t be ashamed. Speak out for what you believe in, for what you hope for. This is something that the cast of Black Panther has done repeatedly. They have advocated for women and for Africa and so much more.

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It is something we should all do. Don’t let your voice be wasted on things that don’t add value or don’t move the world or your world in the right direction.

Speak up for more! Together, little by little, we can have that more!

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And please, go see Black Panther!