‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ a film by Marvel Studios, is set to premiere in Lagos ahead of its global release date on November 11.
The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that the adventure film will have its world premiere in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and FilmOne Entertainment.
Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, co-founders of FilmOne Entertainment, the official distributors of the film in English West African territories, expressed satisfaction with the achievement in a statement.
“Being a part of the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in West Africa is a proud achievement and a landmark for us and the entire FilmOne team, and it will be remembered for a long time.” We are thrilled and fully committed to collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to deliver a grand African premiere, even as we focus our efforts on achieving a historic box-office performance for the title.”
Chioma Ude, the founder of AFRIFF, described the development as motivation for bridging the global film industries’ gaps. ”