Social Media Celebrates Black Panther Star

The Internet, particularly social media, has been going mad for the 31-year-old Tobago-born actor who plays M’Baku in the Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther. A New York Times movie review said Duke “infuses the role with gravitas, wry charm and incendiary wit.”

The handsome six-foot-five, 250lb Duke has been lauded for his charm and urbanity as well as his whip-smart responses in interviews on GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair and People magazines, E! Online, MSNBC’s AM Joy and…well, everywhere. He didn’t correct Kelly Ripa when she mispronounced Tobago as “To-BAH-go” during is interview on ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan. Instead, he gently prompted her to talk about what a beautiful time she’d once had in Trinidad – which she pronounced correctly.

“What a fantastic personality. Thank you Tobago,” said economist and former government minister Mary King on her Facebook wall.

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