WATCH: Lupita’s father showcases his dancing moves at ‘Wakanda Forever” premiere in Nairobi
Kisumu governor Prof Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o on Wednesday night brought the exclusive premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to a standstill as he showcased his dancing moves.
The governor was accompanied by his wife Dorothy Nyong’o and other family members during a special red-carpet event for the new Marvel Studios film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which was held at the Century Cinemax in Sarit Centre, Nairobi.
The premiere, organised by Mobile phone maker Infinix, attracted a large group of talent, filmmakers, and the press for the red-carpet rollout. The sequel to the $1.348 billion grossing original film is set to play across multiple screens in the country starting Friday.
Before the screening, Prof Nyong’o took to the stage and decided to dance to the tunes of Kisumu-based Ohangla singer Odongo Swag’s new hit Linda.
In a video clip captured by Nairobi News, the governor can be seen dancing with one of the female’s dances as his wife watches and encourages him.
Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o attends an invites only premier of Wakanda Forever at Sarit Center #wakandaforever
Lupita’s parents were the attraction of the night as they mingled and took pictures with fans before the screening started.
Kenyans who attended the premiere dressed the part led by Jackie Matubia and Kate Actress who showed up and showed out.
Other celebrities, including Sauti Sol, who are Infinix brand ambassadors, did not also disappoint and looked sharp as they attended the sequel’s premiere here in Kenya.
A few Kenyans were disappointed as Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Wakandan spy Nakia and her co-stars traveled to Nigeria to promote the film in Africa instead of coming to Kenya.
Jackie donned a pink dress with pink shoes, and her make-up was over the top.
On the other side, Kate Actress went for a bold look with her makeup and her gown comprised of black and yellow.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wakanda Forever runs for two hours and 41 minutes, making it the second-longest MCU film behind only 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
The new movie comes two years after Chadwick Boseman’s death and incorporates the franchise star’s loss into the sequel.
It follows the death in 2020 of Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the original movie released in 2018.
Boseman’s death is poignantly filtered into the story, beginning with off-screen death throes.
‘Wakanda Forever’, grappling in the aftermath of loss, ultimately seeks something rare in the battle-ready superhero landscape.
The first Black Panther remains the No. 1 film in East and West Africa. It premiered on the continent in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018.
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