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Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o: Women Warriors



Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o have been cast in a new movie about the Amazon warriors of Dahomey.  Oscar winners Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o will play onscreen mother and daughter in “The Woman King” for TriStar Pictures.  Inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries, “The Woman King” tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), general of the all-female military unit known as the Amazons, and her daughter, Nawi (Nyong’o), who together fought the French and neighboring tribes who violated their honor, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.  The “Black Panther” movie’s Dora Milaje were modeled after the Dahomey Amazons.

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