Black Panther: Who are Wakanda's Elite Forces Team?

  • Published on Feb 2, 2018
  • In Black Panther, we'll meet T'Challa's Wakandan special forces team, the Dora Milaje. Who are they, and who is their leader, Okoye (played by The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira)? Chastity tells you about their comic origins and their role in the MCU!

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  • GameSpot Universe
    GameSpot Universe  Year ago +66

    What do you think of Okoye and the Dora Milaje?

    • Simply Kena
      Simply Kena 9 months ago

      Okoye is that girl

    • Grace Smyth
      Grace Smyth Year ago

      Well, for your 'white only country' you had Adolf Hitler... the leader of the Nazi party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Fuhrer of Germany from 1934 to 1945.
      Meanwhile, you still have the kkk, skinheads, neo nazi groups, institutional & systematic racism in the USA (as well as racial discriminaton against non white folk) & all around the world.... Stop being greedy, there are other people (non white people of color) who exist in this world...
      besides, white folk continue to control the narrative in so many places, in so many ways.
      Stop whining & acting insecure (with low self- esteem) over a movie. That's stupid.

    • Elizabeth Czepiel
      Elizabeth Czepiel Year ago +3

      Having seen Black Panther, I loved the Doras and believe they are perfect examples of femininity!

    • Stj JNR
      Stj JNR Year ago +2

      GameSpot Universe “Hey auntie”

  • my Custom Heroes
    my Custom Heroes Month ago

    Thanx 4 the information

  • Desmond Warren
    Desmond Warren Year ago +1

    She looks so much like my kids mom!

  • Francis Turner
    Francis Turner Year ago +1


  • iam the interstellar the beyonder of free thinking

    What happen florence kasumba she was in Civil War

  • e s
    e s Year ago +2

    Kick ass movie!!!

  • Nakia Grant
    Nakia Grant Year ago


  • Nakia Grant
    Nakia Grant Year ago


  • Hefizba Beula
    Hefizba Beula Year ago

    so he marry Storm from X men?

  • Jojo Saylor
    Jojo Saylor Year ago

    Nakia is turned to malice cool! 🤗

  • Jojo Saylor
    Jojo Saylor Year ago +1

    Okoye forever

  • Kathy Tripp
    Kathy Tripp Year ago +1

    She was kick-ass bad!!!!

  • Shaundra Lee
    Shaundra Lee Year ago +2

    I basically want to be one, but can't so I bought a tshirt instead lol.

  • Rick Worthy
    Rick Worthy Year ago +1

    I LOVE THE DORA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #BadAssery #Intelligence #Regal #Beautiful XOXO

  • angelwingsdc
    angelwingsdc Year ago +1

    Watched Black Panther last weekend and LOVED Okoye and the Dora Milaje! Okoye quickly became my favourite character to watch

  • Inga Karlsson
    Inga Karlsson Year ago

    Black Panther Revien !... 007 Tomorrow Never Dies. "I am glad the you can sing!""Marlon Brando.

  • Bigtrek34
    Bigtrek34 Year ago +1

    They do kick some ass!!!

  • Priszena Bandeira
    Priszena Bandeira Year ago +1

    I want to see more of Ayo...Ayo is a bad ass (Florence Kasumba)

  • Barbara VLogs#2
    Barbara VLogs#2 Year ago

    Great reviews

  • Kim Doan
    Kim Doan Year ago +4

    Black female excellence

  • Patrice Mitchell
    Patrice Mitchell Year ago +2

    this movie was awesome love both women's role in the movie.

  • Phil Graves
    Phil Graves Year ago

    Such a classy actress . Pathetic

  • Tonya Sims
    Tonya Sims Year ago +2

    Okoye rules !!!!!!!

  • Old School Junkie
    Old School Junkie Year ago +1

    We need more like them, Respect to the women in this film.

  • Queen Bey
    Queen Bey Year ago

    Just saw the movie and I must say it was amazing. The amount of fierce/strong women in this film was breathtaking✊🏾 #WAKANDAFOREVER

  • Derek Horton
    Derek Horton Year ago

    Completely 100% loved it! Although here's another BP movie....Nakia exiting the tribe with intent on revenge or trying to kill Storm after the Royal wedding....just thinking off the top of my head. But at the same time a villainous powerful black female would be sick.

  • Kheru Djhuti
    Kheru Djhuti Year ago +1

    You mean ONE of the Hausa LANGUAGES. If you don't call European languages dialects, we should not do it to African languages, and the Hausas are 7 peoples. They don't speak one language. The original writer of Black Panther is non African--as is the name and real civilization of Wakanda, which is NATIVE AMERICAN btw.

  • Mike Pitts
    Mike Pitts Year ago

    Lov them

  • lazer tag
    lazer tag Year ago

    you didn't say her name right , you forgot the click

  • Plenty Moula SIIIKE

    Are we just going to ignore the heavy Iboga references in the movie?

  • Maniac Bob
    Maniac Bob Year ago +2

    Dora Milage is such a cool name for an all super group of female warriors, i want a spin off hehehe

  • J Aikens
    J Aikens Year ago

    Inspired by actual women warriors.

  • Thembani the One
    Thembani the One Year ago

    This was the first time I've heard a non-Shona person actually pronounce Danai Gurira correctly. Hats off to you ma'am. 🖒

  • sasou521
    sasou521 Year ago

    Okoye and her crew were oustanding in the movie!!! Okoye was one of my favorite character❤

  • James Darby
    James Darby Year ago +5

    Black people we need to make a lot of all black movies we are sick of hearing white people talk about us as if they know us and they don't!

    • Ms. Und3rst00d
      Ms. Und3rst00d Year ago

      James Darby I believe that they DO know who we are. This is why they behave in a nefarious manner towards blacks. They know we are great. They are jealous! Case in point, every time we stand up and accomplish something, some white person has to always pull black on black crime statistics out of their asses. Never mind that the racist media makes it seem as if blacks are all criminals while white crime statistics are hushed up. You know a white person committed a crime when their picture or name is omitted in the news bulletin.

  • Lisa Knox
    Lisa Knox Year ago

    Bad azz black woman!

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn Year ago

    What do you think of Okoye and the Dora Milaje? They are going to kick ass in BLACK PANTHER!

  • S L
    S L Year ago

    Where the white women at?

    • ndizvo06
      ndizvo06 Year ago

      in wonder woman

    • Maggie D
      Maggie D Year ago

      I still enjoyed the hell out of Wonder Woman!

  • musingsofsorts
    musingsofsorts Year ago

    Chastity, I LOVE your pronunciation of the character names and actors!

  • Jam Hernandez
    Jam Hernandez Year ago

    I've seen the movie yesterday. Nakia and T'Challa are exes but got back together. So I think there's no Storm-T'Challa

  • Aramide M
    Aramide M Year ago

    Hausa is canonically a language not a dialect. Interesting video though!

  • Jason Stewart
    Jason Stewart Year ago

    Me too

  • Jason Stewart
    Jason Stewart Year ago +7

    I want to know if they will bring Ororo into the Black Panther series

  • Cedric  Seaton
    Cedric Seaton Year ago +3

    I think there bad ass..straight up.!

  • Vegan Palatum
    Vegan Palatum Year ago +4

    I’m excited!!!

  • Miguel delRio
    Miguel delRio Year ago +1

    Hopefully we will see the Hatut Zeraze (the war dogs) in the a 2nd Black Panther movie.

  • Nancy Roper
    Nancy Roper Year ago


  • I am milan
    I am milan Year ago +2

    Storm from x men?

  • Chris Dodges
    Chris Dodges Year ago

    In which Marvel Universe is this again?

  • James Darby
    James Darby Year ago

    White people Yu did not invent African culture only Africans are experts on their own culture I hate Yu arogant ass white people especially a God dam white woman.

  • Monica Jackson
    Monica Jackson Year ago +56

    I’m loving strong women of color coming to the the big screen, HELL YES!!!!

    • Much Love N Hugz
      Much Love N Hugz Year ago

      Browsing I mean Id still watch that if was made by marvel

    • 21Saywhat21
      21Saywhat21 Year ago +6

      Browsing What you're boasting about was stolen from other cultures though lol. If you'd expand your mind, and actually research beyond fabricated stories told in grade school and textbooks that glorify European'd be quite surprised how much was NOT actually created by whites, Greeks, Romans, etc but simply stolen from other cultures/people or shared during exploration, trade, or from simply raping & pillaging other cultures. Cases upon cases of minorities being murdered or "disappearing, commited suicide or having inexplicable deaths" for inventions that were about to go public in the modern world (and even in history)...and someone else taking credit for their work/designs and surpriiiiise they happen to be white lol...kind of like how whites preach how they built America but fail to mention it was on the backs of slaves...whites have access to major land and farms NOT tended to by their own hands but took the profit and the harvest, sitting on wealth and profits NOT earned by their own hands. Claiming cultures, creativity and designs NOT conceived with their own minds. There's plenty of black inventors, artists, sculptors/architects etc...but if you were OWNED...then of course the "master" got the credit. Plenty of scholars, doctors, inventors after slavery and before slavery but if a particular race/culture tried to conquer another race/culture & pretty much write them out of history and keep them oppressed not only are their successes going to be written out of history, along with their culture, but more than likely history will be told from a biased point of view. But you don't want to learn anything that may shake up the foundation of your precious "culture." You'd rather perpetuate the fictitious bullshit that solidifies the idea of your "dominance and superiority." What's even more ironic is you have people like the original poster here or other black people minding their business and praising the fact that their culture or African culture in general gets a positive representation and the original poster didn't even put down YOUR "culture" but as a "superior" white you feel so threatened by the unity that you felt compelled to assert your "white dominance." You decide to defend your "culture" to us supposedly lowly, skill-less creatures. Who are trying to convince your worth to? It certainly doesn't seem like us. It's quite hilarious how your kind operates.

    • rhonda whetstone
      rhonda whetstone Year ago +3

      They looked so strong. I went back and watched it again just to see the women warriors.

    • Jesus is Lord
      Jesus is Lord Year ago

      The irony is that black Africa never managed to create any technology..."that's what a history book is for"...seems so since all white Western countries are being swamped by poor unskilled blacks from Africa...the future will not allow any all white fact whites now make up a minority for the world's population whereas in 1900, whites made up 37%... now it's 6%... enjoy whites and all their created technology, art, medicines, culture etc while you can, because no other race was able to to what whites achieved in a couple of hundreds of years.

    • Benjamin Alan
      Benjamin Alan Year ago +1

      Browsing, that's what a history book is for

  • CW043
    CW043 Year ago +1

    Thank you this was very informative.

  • Nosa Iyare
    Nosa Iyare Year ago +11

    So many Nigerian references. We might as well have made this movie

    • Aneida Henry
      Aneida Henry Year ago +2

      Nah lol I watch Nigerian movies and like them but they're pretty basic.. It would not have been this great, sorry. No disrespect.

    • Jesus is Lord
      Jesus is Lord Year ago +2

      Nollywood is so amateur

    • millienl
      millienl Year ago +1

      Nosa Iyare lmao

  • Nancy Roper
    Nancy Roper Year ago +34

    These women was based on real women Warriors in Africa their is more about them on Pinterest 😊

    • Prigoxin
      Prigoxin Year ago

      Professor of Everything Why do you hate black women? I've seen your other comments and they're comparable to an ignorant white supremacist.

    • Angela Cooper
      Angela Cooper Year ago

      Amazons were black women. Yes there were black female warriors

    • Jesus is Lord
      Jesus is Lord Year ago


    • Koudous Moutairou
      Koudous Moutairou Year ago +5

      Nancy Roper you're talking about the Amazon of dahomey

  • Jimbo Bimbo
    Jimbo Bimbo Year ago +5

    Okoye rocks! From the small tidbits I've seen in the trailers, I love not only how badass she is, but also her sassy attitude (even towards her King). Danai Gurira is simply amazing!

  • smith lovy
    smith lovy Year ago +6

    They only speak in the Hausa "dialect"? Hausa is not a "dialect". It's a language spoken by 60 million people all over west africa.

    • smith lovy
      smith lovy Year ago

      I didn't say they did. Watch the video then speak.

    • ndizvo06
      ndizvo06 Year ago

      in the comics, yes, but in the movie they speak a south african language not hausa

  • Dee Jay
    Dee Jay Year ago +1

    Why the heck make all these "Strong, Smart Women..." just bred-up to SERVE as Wives, Body Guards-with-Benefits and even Chauffeurs for the "King" Men? THIS is the Future? .....sounds like sexist old hat STILL thriving, even while trying to "fight" the OTHER evil of RACISM with an almost all-black cast. Hey! Walkin' & Chewin' Gum at the SAME Time *CAN* BE DONE, y'know!

    • Aneida Henry
      Aneida Henry Year ago

      Here go that feminist shit🙄 So annoying

    • Shay Green
      Shay Green Year ago +3

      that was beautifully said @muntu

    • Mwafrika Mkenya
      Mwafrika Mkenya Year ago +1

      It is African culture. Read about the Dahomey Amazons of west Africa.

    • muntu1221
      muntu1221 Year ago +8

      Dee Jay Oh my goodness, you're not going to learn everything about them from a 3 minute video, there's way more to them.
      For one, Wakanda is a country heavily influenced by ancient traditions going back over ten thousand years. A common problem T'Challa must face is finding out which traditions he should continue and which he should change. The Dora Milaje have actually gone against simply being tools for the crown.
      Second thing, they're not the only people raised to serve the king! There are men and women living in servitude for the king, and many of them do so because they love and respect T'Challa because of he earned their trust.
      Third, the Dora Milaje are based on female-based military regimes in Africa. Wakanda still has royal powers, a working theocracy, and closed borders. As advanced as they are, they are still connected to their past. This video even says they're challenging traditions.
      Lastly, they're royal guards! They're _meant_ to serve their country and king, even if they were men. They're meant to marry the king to have worthy people in power. They're not just whores, they're highly respected leaders, teachers, and all maintain their importance and power when the king dies. In fact, the last two queens weren't even in the Dora Milaje, and they were still greatly respected by their people.

  • Mububban23
    Mububban23 Year ago +13

    OMG it's Michon!!! Going from dreadlocks to bald (and an accent), I totally did not recognise her!
    Can't wait for this movie!!!

    • Carolyn Mcentyre
      Carolyn Mcentyre Year ago

      I saw black panther for the first time.. I was thrilled by the by the women body guards. They were great. i envisioned my self in the movie as one of the elders who walked with a cane..and in my younger years i was also a trained fighter..i see a part in the flim where iam attacked in my 5os ..but this grandmother has a secret surprise in her cane..cant wait to see myself in Black panther 2.

  • Whitney Asante
    Whitney Asante Year ago +1

    ComicsExplained described them as having the same training as Batman but are willing to kill so I'm down.

  • Mahogany Black
    Mahogany Black Year ago +44

    Dude. Black Panther already had the best most bad ass female support cast of any Marvel movie. Can’t wait for this!

  • Paul T Sjordal
    Paul T Sjordal Year ago +51

    The Dora Milaje are very popular with comic book fans. I expect movie audiences will really love them as well.

  • Marc Singletary
    Marc Singletary Year ago +27

    Thank you Stan Lee !!!!

  • Annas wahyu
    Annas wahyu Year ago +5

    wakanda can be real if african using their brain lol

    • deb wil
      deb wil Year ago +5

      African empires where the FIRST to rise before Greek and Roman empires and unfortunately the First to fall due to oppressive foreign forces. Do your RESEARCH before posting.

    • Plenty Moula SIIIKE
      Plenty Moula SIIIKE Year ago +1

      Cold. 👍👍👍

    • S L
      S L Year ago +2

      Annas wahyu - What? Wakanda is not real?

      BADAZZTHANG Year ago +11

      Are you using your brain here in America?

    • Nadia Jones
      Nadia Jones Year ago +24

      Annas wahyu
      Your comment would make more sense if you used proper English lol

  • alejandro casalegno
    alejandro casalegno Year ago +1

    Female bodyguards????.......................Ghadafii have a team............

  • Kai-Zer Inc.
    Kai-Zer Inc. Year ago

    In the real world the African king would have children with all of them. 😊

    • Sophie D’e
      Sophie D’e Year ago

      Kai-Zer Inc. I

    • charmaine jangano
      charmaine jangano Year ago

      Kai-Zer Inc. Actually no, they would die alone and would never have children.Probably based on Dahomey women of West Africa hence they spoke in Hausa dialect

  • Wartime Christian
    Wartime Christian Year ago +23

    That is the coolest origin ever

    • e s
      e s Year ago


  • BlackBullRising
    BlackBullRising Year ago +65

    I was hoping they would add a factoid. That these women are based on the Dahomey Women Warroris of Dahomey (West Africa).

    • Jenjen 100000
      Jenjen 100000 Month ago

      You are right, I am yet to see an interview where it is pointed out that the Dora Milaje is based on fact, the French referred to them as the Dahomey Amazons because they reminded them of the Greek mythological Amazons, however, they were called Mino by the Dahomey which means "our mothers".

    • iam the interstellar the beyonder of free thinking
      iam the interstellar the beyonder of free thinking Year ago +1

      BlackBullRising facts and Queen nzinga out of Zimbabwe

    • Hey Stopthat
      Hey Stopthat Year ago

      V.A. D-R truth!!! They'll never acknowledge those facts! They love perpetuate the myth that Africa is a barbaric hellhole......but you know what, maybe it's good that way. The reason I say that, is as soon as the White folk realize how beautiful Africa truly is, they'll be back to colonize it and snatch it away and gentrify it. It's already bad enough they come to poach the animals into exitinction.

    • Hey Stopthat
      Hey Stopthat Year ago

      I was going to comment the same thing! It's what makes them so much more inspiring! It speaks so much more to me as a Black Woman as I watched the film!! I loved this movie!!

    • V.A. D-R
      V.A. D-R Year ago +1

      Does anyone ever tell the truth about Africa or African history? Shit, they White-wash all of African history. Egypt is like the world of Pyramids when the Sudan has the most Pyramids. Also Sudan and Ethiopia ruled over Egypt for Centuries---yup---no one knows that either. sigh....

  • Buxi
    Buxi Year ago +7

    Thank you Chasity great video!

  • Ray Jones
    Ray Jones Year ago +32

    They're beautiful bad asses that I'm more excited to see than Black Panther himself.

  • Jin Kazama
    Jin Kazama Year ago +12

    Wow I didn't know any of this. :/

  • Terrance Pryor
    Terrance Pryor Year ago +6

    Hell yeah! Chastity and Black Panther in one video!!!

  • Jenn1382
    Jenn1382 Year ago +3


  • ladydruyear
    ladydruyear Year ago +2

    Thank you GSU for this video:)

  • Analisse Casado
    Analisse Casado Year ago +9

    love them ! they look awesome !

  • Gargoyle242
    Gargoyle242 Year ago +132

    I can't think of a better person for that roll than Danai Gurira. She is so fucking awesome!

    • Chastity Vicencio
      Chastity Vicencio Year ago +4

      She's amazing. I can't wait to see more Okoye action scenes!

  • Francis Turner
    Francis Turner Year ago

    I think the former lover gonna get her ASS KICKED IF SHE F**K WITH MICHONNNE LOL,THIS MOVIE IS EPIC! I'M SO HYPED!!!!

  • CJ Lorraine
    CJ Lorraine Year ago

    Yeeeeeeeeees 😄🙆🏾. #geeking 🤓

  • Tajirinere Agboghoroma

    I think when parents call their kids chastity it sets unrealistic goals for that kid

    • Renoir Monet
      Renoir Monet Year ago

      Good heads up.....I shall name my first daughter Lolita 😂😂

    • mauricio krebs
      mauricio krebs Year ago

      it was a funny joke, chill.

    • Tajirinere Agboghoroma
      Tajirinere Agboghoroma Year ago +6

      I didn't mean it like that, it was just an observation i remembered. didn't mean to offend

    • Chastity Vicencio
      Chastity Vicencio Year ago +3

      There it is, the token comment about my name. My ridiculous name that I have been stuck with my entire life.

  • Caïn Marchenoir
    Caïn Marchenoir Year ago


  • Anínesah Rodriguez
    Anínesah Rodriguez Year ago +28

    I can't wait!

  • Gary Turbo
    Gary Turbo Year ago +23

    Correction: Badass *black* female warrior

    • eprahs
      eprahs Year ago +5

      Correction: Badass Female Warrior

  • The Loot Collector
    The Loot Collector Year ago +3

    Who the hell cares

    • Sylvia Lamar Colon
      Sylvia Lamar Colon Year ago +2

      Siboshi ok so you're that guy

    • Mwafrika Mkenya
      Mwafrika Mkenya Year ago

      Who the hell cares?? YOU!! For starters, you took time to click on this video and even decided to drop a comment. What a disgusting envious

    • tre wilson
      tre wilson Year ago +8

      I do not believe anyone forced you to view this decided to take time out of your day to take joy away from others. What a sad life you must live.

    • John Cena
      John Cena Year ago +12

      Lmao they roast ya dumbass

    • Bebe Heart
      Bebe Heart Year ago +15

      Evidently your dumbass did

  • GundamBarbatos9 Veterans

    Black Panther is so gonna be a good movie

    • chimakalu41
      chimakalu41 Year ago

      GundamBarbatos9 Veterans oh it was

    • William Cooper
      William Cooper Year ago +1

      GundamBarbatos9 Veterans It was way better than I expected 10/10 would see again.

    • Brent Pham
      Brent Pham Year ago +1

      GundamBarbatos9 Veterans it was amazing! It meet expectations and hype! Make sure to stay for TWO end credits scenes.

    • Chastity Vicencio
      Chastity Vicencio Year ago +3

      Yes!! So excited!

    • K Lilly MacDierney
      K Lilly MacDierney Year ago +3

      GundamBarbatos9 Veterans I'm so stoked