Marvel's Newest Superhero Is A Nigerian Teenager With 'Black Panther' Connections

Marvel's Newest Superhero Is A Nigerian Teenager With 'Black Panther' Connections

The character was inspired by the Chibok girls.

Published 1 week ago

Marvel is reportedly set to add more texture to its new breed of superheroes with the introduction of a teen superheroine by the name of Ngozi.

According to Reuters, Ngozi is the star of a new comic titled "Blessing in Disguise," which is set in Lagos, Nigeria. It is written by award-winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor and was inspired by the Chibok girls, which became a large topic of conversation in 2014 due to the abduction of about 220 schoolgirls by the militant group Boko Haram.

Take a look at an excerpt from the comic below:

"They were normal girls who suddenly had to deal with a huge change in their lives... and their story of perseverance is so powerful," Okorafor told the site. "Like many Nigerian girls, Ngozi comes in a small package but is strong-willed and determined."

This new story is a part of Marvel's Venomverse comic, which sees Ngozi share the spotlight with several more well-known Marvel figures, including Black Panther and Deadpool. With the hype surrounding Ryan Coogler's Black Panther film, we're sure Ngozi is being eyed for big screen treatment as well.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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