Warriors of the female army.
Santo Ferreira is a Portuguese colonizer and son of a man who has high stakes in the European slave trade.
Jordan Bolger plays Malik (who has longer hair in the film), childhood friend of Santo Ferreira
The leader of the Dahomey's rival
Nanisca leads the Agojie, the all-female section of the King of Dahomey’s army and protection force.
Nawi’s father brings her to the palace after she refuses to marry an abusive man. She wants to train as an Agojie warrior,
Lashana Lynch portrays Izogie, one of Nanisca’s right-hand women.
Amenza is Nanisca’s other close friend, warrior and confidant.
King Ghezo has recently taken over the rule of Dahomey after the death of his brother, who had a very different style of leadership than Ghezo wants.