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Wakanda comes to Rosebank, The Zone

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered in Nigeria before premiering in South Africa.

Local celebrities and social media influencers dressed in their best African-inspired regalia for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere at The Zone.

Speaking on November 9, a local resident Mahlatsi Mahlaku said she was excited to welcome actress Connie Chiume home.

Thembisa Nxumalo is dressed in her African inspired regalia for the Black Panther. Photo: Neo Phashe
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi shows off her regal outfit on the black carpet. Photo: Asanda Matlhare

“This marvel movie is special because our very own South African actress Connie Chiume stars in it which is a huge win for the arts industry in this country.”

Mpho ‘Popps’ Modikoane, KNaomi Phakathi and Somizi Mhlongo flaunt their looks on the black carpet. Photo: Asanda Matlhare

The 161-minutes marvel movie which stars Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda), Letitia Wright, (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Danai Gurira (Okoye) and Florence Kasumba (Dora Milaje) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

Anele Mdoda strikes a pose on the black carpet and prepares to interview celebrity guests for the premiere. Photo: Asanda Matlhare
Busiswa Ggulu strikes a pose on the black carpet. Photo: Neo Phashe.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must unite with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation.

Celebrities that walked the black carpet included Somizi Mhlongo, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, LaSizwe Dambuza and Connie Chiume.

LaSizwe Dambuza is ready to watch the premiere of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie. Photo: Neo Phashe
Tshepi Vundla is excited for the marvel movie. Photo: Neo Phashe.

Another local resident, Ayanda Zwide, added she was impressed by the fashion on the black carpet and couldn’t wait to watch the movie.

Msizi James and Angela McGennis can’t wait for the Black Panther Wakanda Forever premiere. Photo: Asanda Matlhare
Relebogile Mabaotja is draped in African culture colours for the Black Panther premiere. Photo: Asanda Matlhare
Lorraine Moropa is elated about the premiere of the black panther. Photo: Asanda Matlhare

“Everyone looks amazing in their heritage clothing. I hope the movie is as great as the first one.”

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