The world tour of Disney/Black Marvel’s Panther: Wakanda Forever continued with a stop in Lagos, Nigeria, for a historic world premiere. This was the first Marvel film to be shown in the city. The black carpet rollout drew a large crowd of celebrities, filmmakers, and press. The sequel to Black Panther was shown on multiple screens at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki.
Some of the film’s stars, including director Ryan Coogler, Lititia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Gurira, Tenoch Huerta Mejia, and Winston Duke, were in attendance. The producer, Nate Moore, was also present with other soundtrack artists.
The Black Panther team has been touring the world, including a world premiere in Los Angeles and a European debut last week at Cineworld in Leicester Square in London. The Nigerian premiere was co-hosted by the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment. The goal was to highlight the film’s African heritage.
Chioma Ude, the founder of AFRIFF, spoke about the significance of holding the premiere in Nigeria. “We are excited and proud to be a part of the premiere of this landmark film here in Africa,” she said. “This is significant for the African continent because it represents our continued efforts to bridge the gap between the global film industries.”
Black Panther had its first African premiere in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018 with the movie going on to gross $1.23 billion globally.
Wakanda Forever will be released in Nigeria on the same day as it will be in the United States, on November 11th. The international release, on the other hand, will begin in France on November 9th, with other global rollouts taking place throughout the weekend.