The African premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to be released on November 11th, will take place in Lagos Nigeria. The Walt Disney Company announced its decision to hold the African premiere in Nigeria’s entertainment capital, in collaboration with the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment.
Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, co-founders of FilmOne Entertainment, official distributors of the film in English West African territories said in a statement, “Being instrumental in the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in West Africa is a proud achievement and a milestone for us and the entire FilmOne team and It will be remembered for a very long time. We are thrilled and fully committed to collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to deliver a grand African premiere, even as we focus our efforts on achieving a historic box-office performance for the title.”
Fans are anticipating the sequel to Black Panther, which made history in 2017. Shuri (Letitia Wright) is ready to wear the black panther suit now that Chadwick Boseman (King T’challa) has died. Wakanda is also threatened by new enemies in the sequel, and familiar characters such as Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (Florian Kasumba) fight to protect their country from intervening world powers in the aftermath of King T’Challa’s death.
The sequel’s filming, which began in 2020, was fraught with difficulties. The COVID-19 pandemic and the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020 resulted in extensive recasting and changes to the film’s format.
Tems, an Afrobeats superstar, also appeared on the film’s soundtrack, singing a cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry.”
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