Nigeria made history by hosting Marvel’s – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Lagos on Sunday.
The film’s Sunday premiere in the African country’s largest city, Lagos, marked the first time a Marvel film has held a local premiere.
Attendees at the star-studded event included director/co-writer Ryan Coogler and producer Nate Moore, as well as the film’s stars – Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, Michaela Coel and Tenoch Huerta.
Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) founder Chioma Ude said in a statement obtained by Deadline that those behind the festival –
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,”
Chioma Ude said of the Nigerian premiere, which AFRIFF held in association with FilmOne Entertainment,
The Nigerian event comes after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had premieres in Los Angeles on Oct. 26, and in London this past Thursday.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres from November 11th, in theatres worldwide.