Africa's Dahomey Super-Heroines Coming to Life on Small Screen
Sony Pictures Television is heading to Nollywood and is set to develop a Black Panther-style action series inspired by the historic Dahomey Warriors, an all-women group of fighters who came together to protect their kingdom in West Africa, now the Republic of Benin. Also known as the Dahomey Amazons, the group were a combat force of musket-slinging, machete-wielding super-heroines feared for hundreds of years, not only for their fanatical devotion to battle, but also their absolute refusal to back down or retreat from any fight.
This Day, 29 March 2018
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A troop of Dahomey Amazons
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