One of the most anticipated movie of the year, Black Panther premiered for the first time in Nigeria, recently at the Genesis Cinemas, The Palms Lekki-Lagos. What makes Black Panther such a magnificent movie more than its stunning visuals or the fascinating performance by its ensemble cast is that it is more than just a superhero movie.
The event which was organized by one of Nigeria’s biggest distribution companies, Blue Pictures and held by Nairabox was witnessed by excited lovers of cinema dressed in different classy and sophisticated traditional attire to signpost the theme of the movie ‘African Royalty’.
In attendance were celebrities like Debola Williams, Alexx Ekubo, Ik Ogbonna, Stephanie Coker, Lola OJ, Timini Egbuson, Ayoola Ayola, Kas Beats, Adunni Ade, Jumoke Aderonmu and others who stepped out in style for the event.
Black Panther follows T’Challa’s actions after the death of his father in Captain America: Civil War as he returns to Wakanda as the new king.
Williams said; “No matter how much the world tries to strip the movie of its political coloration and treat it as just another Marvel superhero fest, it is what it is; and director, Ryan Coogler, does not shy away from making Black Panther the blackest black movie he could make.”
Actor Timini Egbuson said; ““I have been looking forward to this movie. A black super hero movie, with black casts and directors, I’m really excited that I get to be among the first people to see this movie in Nigeria. It was totally worth the wait.”
Black Panther is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s lineup of movies. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler–director of Creed– and stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman and other stellar actors. Black Panther follows T’Challa’s actions after the death of his father in Captain America: Civil War as he returns to Wakanda as the new king.
The movie is in the cinemas nationwide.