It was a scene to behold as some members of the cast and crew of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, the sequel to the popular 2018 movie, ‘Black Panther’, were joined by their Nigerian counterparts for the premiere of the movie in Lagos.
The director of the movie, Ryan Coogler, led actors such as, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Mejía to a press conference and a premier in the morning and evening of Sunday, November 6, 2022, respectively.
The Lagos premiere comes after the movie had an earlier premiere in Los Angeles, United States of America in October, and in London (United Kingdom) on November 3, 2022.
The film, which stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli, tells the story of how Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fought 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) to forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Also at the premiere were Nollywood actors such as Omowumi Dada, Sonia Irabor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ayoola Ayoola, Alex Ekubo, Segun Arinze, and other entertainment personalities including Darey Art-Alade, Denola Grey and Hermes.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the event was the creative costumes adorned by guests, which projected African culture.