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Let Danai Gurira Teach You The Proper Way To Say Her Name

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Sydney Scott
Mar, 02, 2018 7:07 PM UTC

Black Panther is already one of 2018’s biggest films and Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye, the general of the Dora Milaje, gives a standout performance.

The reaction to the film has been incredible. Black Panther has already topped $800 million worldwide and Gurira is a major badass on screen.

With her role in the film and on The Walking Dead, Gurira is becoming a household name, but are you pronouncing it correctly?

Gurira gave ESSENCE’s digital director Yolanda Sangweni and ESSENCE Now host Makho Ndlovu a crash course in getting her name just right. Check out the cute video above.

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