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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's African Premier In Association With Afriff and Filmone

The African premiere will play host to film industry stakeholders from across Africa and the world at large, as the continent-wide celebrations kick off.

The sequel to Ryan Coogler's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther is slated to have its African premiere in Nigeria on November 6 at AFRIFF and FilmOne Entertainment in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Bringing the new chapter of the Wakanda kingdom to life in Lagos in early November ahead of its in-cinema release throughout Africa on Friday 11 November 2022, the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe installment and follow-up to 2018's Box Office sensation Black Panther, will be the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The founder of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, while speaking on the significance of the African premiere being hosted in Nigeria and having a first-of-its-kind association with the festival which will also take place in Lagos starting from the 7th of November stated: “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,”.

The African premiere will play host to film industry stakeholders from across Africa and the world at large, as the continent-wide celebrations kick off.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther remains the number one film in both East and West Africa and, in BlackPanther: Wakanda Forever, fans will welcome back some familiar faces whilst being introduced to brand new characters. 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.

To embrace their next chapter, the hero warriors of Wakanda must unite with War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and embark on a new journey. Also appearing in the film are Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation.

Co-founders of Film-one entertainment, Moses Babatope, and Kene Okwuosa are enthusiastic about the premiere and film’s release, according to them; “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,”

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager for The Walt Disney Company Africa also stated Walt Disney as a company is more than excited to be bringing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Lagos this November, and to also be a part of the festivities for AFRIFF this year.

“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.”


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