Caribbean Well Represented In Marvel’s Black Panther Movie

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In “Caribbean well represented in Marvel’s Black Panther movie,” The Karibbean Kollective underlines that Caribbean contributors to the Black Panther movie, in addition to lead actors Letitia Wright and Winston Duke, include actors Teneisha Campbell, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Nabiyah Be, Sydelle Noel and Shaunette Renee Wilson, stunt-man Jason Elwood Hanna, and motion designer Sekani Solomon. The Karibbean Kollective writes:

Holly-wood big names aside, do you know who was all up and through that film? Caribbean people. From the Bahamas all the way down to Guyana and we are here for every bit of it.  Here’s the cast that’s about to fill you with so much Caribbean Pride.

Letitia Wright, 24, plays Shuri, in the movie, is the sister of the King of Wakanda and the ‘Smartest Person in the World.’  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana.

Winston Duke, who plays super villain M’Baku, was born in Argyle Village, Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago) and migrated to the United States when he was nine-years-old.

Teneisha Campbell is an actress, known for Twelve (2018), Armenian Haunting (2018) and Black Mass (2017). She portrayed a Border Tribe-woman in the Marvel flick. She hails from Trinidad and Tobago.

Jason Elwood Hanna was born on February 21, 1985 in Nassau, Bahamas. He is known for his work on Black Panther (2018) as one of the stunt-men on set.

Janeshia Adams-Ginyard is an American stunt woman, actor, professional wrestler, and sports radio personality. She was born on February 14th in Los Angeles, CA to pianist/organist Sidney Ginyard and Xerox senior accountant Gwendolyn Adams-Williams. In the Black Panther film she plays a member of the fearsome Dora Milaje. She is half Jamaican.

Nabiyah Be plays Nightshade. She is the Brazilian born daughter of Jamaican Reggae sensation Jimmy Cliff.

Sydelle Noel plays one of the Dora Milaje warriors. She was born in Grenada.

Shaunette Renee Wilson plays a Dora Milaje warrior. She’s Guyanese.

[. . .] LoopTT has reported that Sekani Solomon, another Tobagonian, revealed earlier this week that he worked on the main end titles Black Panther.  Solomon, a motion designer, was born and raised in Hope Village, Tobago but left the country at the age of 20 to pursue motion media design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

For full article and great photos, see https://www.thekaribbeankollective.com/caribbean-actors-black-panther-winston-duke-trinidad-tobago

Also see our previous post https://repeatingislands.com/2018/02/18/caribbean-born-actors-in-black-panther-superhero-film

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