Set for it’s cinema launch on the 11th of November, the Black Panther sequel,  Wakanda Forever will have a debut African premiere in Nigeria.

The Nigerian film company, Film One Entertainment confirmed the African premiere will be held in Lagos ahead of the film’s anticipated theatrical release.

Marvel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever fans will see some familiar faces as well as new characters, according to the production studio. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see a number of fan-favourite characters return for what’s geared up to be another record breaking outing. The anticipation from the recently released trailer has also affirmed that Shuri (Letitia Wright) would wear the superhero shoes. Wakanda will be in danger from some unexpected foes in the eagerly awaited sequel.

Several beloved characters from the first film will make appearances in the sequel, which is expected to be yet another box-office smash.

Due to Covid-19 and claims of minor stunt injuries on set, the production process has been plagued by delays for more than a year.

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In a statement by Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, Co-founders of FilmOne Entertainment, official distributors of the movie in English West African territories, said “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.”

The premiere will be in partnership with Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), FilmOne Entertainment and The Walt Disney company.

Chioma Ude, the founder of AFRIFF, said: “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 symbolises to us further bridging the gaps between the global film industries.”

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Afrobeats superstar, Temilade Openiyi ‘Tems’ also featured on the soundtrack of Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ as she sang a cover of Bob Marley’s No, Woman No Cry with a Kendrick Lamar sample of Alright.

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