Superhero Name: Ayo
Created By: Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort
Played By: Florence Kasumba
Powers: Expert combatant
Mini Bio: Not much in known about Ayo, as her story only started in 2015, but she has certainly made her mark on the Dora over the years.
Ayo’s most known for actually rebelling against Queen Ramonda, after she sentenced Ayo’s lover, Aneka, to death for killing a man who was abusing women. Ayo tried to plead with the Queen to release Aneka, but Ramonda refused, so Ayo broke her out of prison.
The two escaped together and, after fighting the White Gorilla Army, they took over Jabari-Lands and set about creating a better Wakanda.
After long talks and negotiations, Ayo and Aneka managed to create a better government system in Wakanda, with the help of T’Challa and Shuri.
First Comic Appearance: Ultimates issue 1 (November 2015)
Most Common Team Ups: Dora Milaje, Midnight Angels
Comic Recommendations: Ultimates by Al Ewing (She first appears in volume 3, but it’s best to read the first two, just to make sure you have the full story, Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates volume 6
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[…] Ayo is a member of the Dora Milaje and was last seen in the MCU in Falcon And The Winter Soldier. She is a well-known member of the team, mainly for the fact that she rebelled against the Dora, and Queen Ramonda, to save her partner, Aneka, from being sentenced to death. The two created their own team of Dora Milaje while on the run, and eventually managed to convince King T’Challa to create a more democratic Wakanda. […]