‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ makes its African premiere

“Black Panther” remains the No. 1 film of all time in both East and West Africa so it’s no surprise the stars descended in Nigeria to promote the latest installment of the superhero saga.

Winston Duke
(L to R) Ryan Coogler, Christine Service, Moses Babatope and Chioma Ude

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” recently premiered at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki in Lagos with director Ryan Coogler and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Tenoch Huerta Mejía all walking the black carpet alongside local musicians featured in the film.

Anele Mdoda hosts the Nigeria Film Industry Press Conference of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther Wakanda Forever
IK Osakioduwa and Anele Mdoda attend the African Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Radio and television on air personality, IK Osakioduwa and South Africa Radio and Television presenter, Anele Mdoda, hosted a press conference with Ryan Coogler, Christine Service (Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa), Moses Babatope (Deputy Managing Director for Filmhouse Group and Managing Director of FilmOne Entertainment) and Chioma Ude, Founder of AFRIFF.

(L to R) Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Evans, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright
(L to R) Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Ryan Coogler, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Tenoch Huerta Mejía

In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death and band together with War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman).

(L to R) Ryan Coogler, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright
Danai Gurira attends the African Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

The film opens in U.S. theaters Nov. 11, 2022.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by StillMoving.net for Disney

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