While we are sure Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address this evening will be gripping viewing, we suspect it may be somewhat overshadowed by another event.
The stars of the much-anticipated Black Panther film are due to descend on Johannesburg this evening for its South African premiere.
Among those walking the red carpet will be Kenya’s Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, best-known for her role in hit show The Walking Dead.
And it seems they are just as excited to head for South Africa as South Africa is to see them
The film is expected to roll out worldwide in mid-February. The premiere in Kenya will be on Tuesday, February 13 and in South Africa, on Friday, February 16.
Movie enthusiasts in Europe attended the premiere last week on Thursday at London’s Eventim Apollo and it was absolutely amazing. Why? First, because the actors of the film were present plus a number of other celebrities.
The best part is what those who attended wore to the event. The stars and even the fans.
Black Panther is seen as a very important film for children to watch because it informs them that black people can be heroes too.
And the Black Panther soundtrack is also out.