Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the latest production from Marvel Studios, will officially premiere in Africa in Lagos, Nigeria in early November ahead of its highly anticipated November 11, 2022 release.
The Walt Disney Company, in partnership with Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) FilmOne Entertainment, today officially announced that Nigeria will host the official African premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Fans of Marvel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see some familiar faces as well as new characters, according to the production studio.
In a statement, Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, co-founders of FilmOne Entertainment, the film’s official distributors in English West African territories, said: “Playing a significant role in the West African release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a proud achievement and a major milestone for us and the entire FilmOne team, will be celebrated for a long time.
We are excited and committed to working with The Walt Disney Company to deliver a major African debut, even as we dedicate our entire arsenal to delivering significant 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 exceptional film here in Africa. This is huge for the African continent as it symbolizes for us to continue to close the gaps between the global film industries.”
Afrobeats superstar Temilade Openiyi “Tems” was also featured on the Marvel Studios soundtrack Black Panther: Wakanda Forever singing a cover of Bob Marley’s “No, Woman No Cry” with a sample of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”.