BY Ismail Akwei, 7:40am February 28, 2018,

5 most popular African countries that do not exist

Aerial view of Wakanda in Black Panther

New Marvel film Black Panther has stolen the show with its record-breaking sales, great storyline, star-studded cast and effective change of narrative about Africa through fiction.

Months ahead of its premiere, British Airways was called out for describing Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o as a citizen of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda which was portrayed positively in the film.

The airline’s in-flight magazine High Life published a photo collage of celebrities they believe will make 2018’s best-dressed list and the Oscar winner from Kenya was misrepresented.

Little did the world know that Wakanda will become the most wanted place for people of African descent who were hit by the Wakanda fever after watching the movie. The so-called third world country that is technologically advanced is ruled by King T’Challa, also known as Black Panther.

5 most popular African countries that do not exist

But, before Wakanda, there were many African countries that do not exist but made their way into movies, speeches and households. Here are five popular fictional nations that are definitely not real.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: February 28, 2018


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