By Ayo Onikoyi
Celebrities like Debola Williams, Alexx Ekubo, Ik Ogbonna, Stephanie Coker, Lola OJ, Timini Egbuson, Ayoola Ayola, Kas Beats, Adunni Ade, Jumoke Aderonmu and many more stepped out in style for the premiere of Black Panther on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Genesis Cinemas, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos.
The event which was organized by one of Nigeria’s biggest distribution companies, Blue Pictures and held by Nairabox, saw excited cinema lovers dressed in different classy and sophisticated traditional attires in respect to the origin, nature and theme of the movie which was “African Royalty”.
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.
Speaking to a viewer 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.
The movie is set to open in cinemas nationwide,` February 16th.