Raila Odinga and Lupita's father couldn't resist Black Panther's hype and they took some time off to watch it
The movie premiered in London and Seoul in South Korea, with Kisumu being the third city to premiere Black Panther.
Mr. Odinga accompanied by Lupita's father, Professor Anyang Nyong’o joined millions of fans across the globe to watch the highly acclaimed block buster movie on Wednesday evening at Imax Prestige cinema, Nairobi.
“This evening the people's president His Excellency Raila Amolo Odinga and I attended Black Panther screening at Imax Prestige, Ngong' road.
For those who missed this out purpose to watch it. It is a very interesting movie to relax your mind.” Prof Nyong’o who is also the Governor of Kisumu posted on facebook.
Also present were Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and Kisumu Women's Representative Rosa Buyu.
The main premiere was held in Kisumu, where fans of the award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o expressed disappointment after it emerged that she would not grace the premiere .
"I am so disappointed that Lupita will not attend, but I have not given up. I will attend the show and support her. I am her big fan and I love her," said one of Lupita's female fans along Oginga Odinga street in Kisumu.
IMAX marketing manager Flora Njagi said they chose Kisumu for the advance screenings because Lupita is "a girl from that soil."
The movie premiered in London and Seoul in South Korea, with Kisumu being the third city to premiere Black Panther which tells the story of T’Challa aka Black Panther, the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, with super powers of enhancing speed, strength, night vision, and healing.
On January 30th, Raila Odinga swore himself in as the People's President in a packed public rally at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
The movie is set to officially premier on February 16.
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