Nigeria will host the official ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’ African Premiere

Wakanda is coming to Lagos

A few months ago, Marvel Studios unveiled the first trailer for ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’ featuring a soundtrack cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” performed by BET-award winning singer and songwriter, Tems. This news was accompanied by Ghanaian superstar, Amaarae featuring on the second track,“A Body, A Coffin” off ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue’ the EP.

Now, with only a few weeks left to the film’s official premiere, Walt Disney Company in association with Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment announced that Nigeria will host the official African premiere of ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.’


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Announced yesterday, Film One Entertainment, the production behemoth behind blockbuster titles such as  ‘Juju Stories’, ‘Oloture’, ‘Chief Daddy’ and many more titles, confirmed that the African premiere will be held in Lagos, Nigeria. Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, co-founders of Film One Entertainment, shared in a statement, “Being instrumental to the release of ‘Black Panther 2: 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 realising a momentous box-office performance for the title”.

AFRIFF founder, Chioma Ude also stated, “We are excited and proud to be 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.”

‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever,’ will see director, Ryan Coogler return to the front seat, alongside co-producers, Kevin Feige and Nate Moore. According to the synopsis, the new film follows the aftermath of the death of T’Challa played by late Chadwick Boseman where Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from the intervening powers of Namor, the king of an hidden sea nation. ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’ will be available in cinemas globally from  November 11, 2022.

Listen to ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever Prologue- EP’ here. 

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