Nigeria beats Ghana to host Black Panther: Wakanda Forever African Premiere
The Walt Disney Company, in association with Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment, announced Nigeria as the host of the official African premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever today. The foremost premiere of the film would be held in the West African country.
The much-anticipated Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the next phase of its unending Marvel Cinematic Universe. The continuation of the 2018 Box Office record-setter, Black Panther brings more of the Wakandan kingdom tale to life.
The film comes early to Lagos this November before it hits the cinemas across from Friday, 11th November 2022 across Africa. Thanks to Walt Disney Company’s association with Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment, the film would host African film industry players and others across the world. They are also expected to announce several distinguished personalities who would be in attendance soon.
Africa’s number one film, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther comes your way with new characters in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In the film, 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.
As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli.
Meanwhile, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is distributed in English West African territories by FilmOne Entertainment. Its co-founders, Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa are enthusiastic about the premiere and the film’s release;
“Being instrumental to the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in West Africa is a proud achievement and a milestone for us and the entire FilmOne team, it will be celebrated for a long time. We are excited and fully committed to working with The Walt Disney Company to deliver a grand African premiere, even as we channel all our arsenal towards realizing a momentous box-office performance for the title.”
Founder of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude was also reflective on the significance of the African premiere as hosted by Nigeria and its first-of-its-kind association with the festival in November. She said “We are excited and proud to be a part of the premiere of this milestone film here in Africa. This is huge for the continent of Africa as it symbolizes to us further bridging of the gaps between the global film industries.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Lagos this November,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager for The Walt Disney Company Africa. “Working closely with our long-term distribution partners FilmOne and this association with AFRIFF, we are anticipating a wonderful celebration with Nigeria’s cinema-goers and Black Panther fans,” she continued.
Finally, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was directed by Ryan Coogler and was produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore. Expect it in your cinemas from 11 November, 2022.