BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER TO PREMIER IN LAGOS.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on October 19, 2022
Ahead of its November 11 release, Marvel Studios‘ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will hold its African premiere in Lagos, Nigeria.The statement released yesterday read; ‘Marvel Studio’s latest production, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to premiere in Nigeria’
The Walt Disney Company, in association with Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment, has announced that the premiere will hold early in November in Nigeria’s entertainment centre.
A statement by FilmOne Entertainment, the official distributors of the movie in English West African territories, said:
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.
Chioma Ude, founder of AFRIFF, 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 symbolises to us further bridging the gaps between the global film industries.
Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager for The Walt Disney Company Africa said:
We couldn’t be more excited to be bringing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Lagos this November. 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.
The filming of the sequel which took over a year of production faced a lot of challenges over minor set injuries on set and Covid-19 ailments. It started in August 2020 after months of speculations over recasting the role of King T’Challa played by Chadwick Boseman who had died the previous year from cancer.
Afrobeats superstar, Temilade Openiyi ‘Tems’ also featured on the soundtrack of Marvel Studio’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ as she sang a cover of Bob Marley’s No, Woman No Cry with a Kendrick Lamar sample of Alright.