Did you know the Black Panther movie franchise took inspiration from the ancient southeastern Nigerian writing script, Nsibidi?
This unique writing system, used by the Ekpe secret society, is known for its intricate symbols and meanings. In the Black Panther films, these symbols can be seen intricately placed on the set design. It’s a nod to Africa’s rich history and culture and adds an extra layer of depth and authenticity to the already groundbreaking franchise.
So next time you watch the movie, keep an eye out for the Nsibidi symbols!
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[…] Nsibidi is one of the many inspirations for Item’s art. The ancient writing system originated in Nigeria in the fourth century and was used by several southeastern peoples, including the Igbo people. Thanks to the neo-nsibidi project (Akagu) by Chiadikōbi Nwaubani, the script has been making a comeback, even inspiring designs in the blockbuster film Black Panther. […]