African Grandeur at Kisumu’s “Black Panther” Movie Premiere

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 will go down memory lane as the first time ever an international Hollywood movie premiere happened in Kenya, in the lakeside City of Kisumu.

Despite the wide expectation that the main star, that the locals were anticipating to interact with did not come to the African premiere, this, however did not dampen the spirits of the fans and film lovers from not coming through to watch this movie premiere all glammed up in their African Attire, which the movie was itself premised. African culture, lifestyle, greatness and leadership abilities.

The auditoriums were filled to capacity, thus necessitating another screening at 9pm.

The event organizers took keen attention to detail, even bringing on board traditional African dancers as part of the celebration. Everyone received a VIP treatment.

The Kiusmu residents and Black Panther fans from around the world did not disappoint, all dressed up in African colors.

African print clothing carried the day, and every one looked fabulous and stylish. The African way to celebrate their MCU star.


It was all red-carpet affair.
Vincent Libosso of WGNetworks was at athe Premiere too.
Edwina (L) with Nancy (R) proprietor of the The Bistro Eatery at the Mega City Mall
Juliet Atieno – former Miss World Kenya looking dashing at the premiere
Comedian Oga Obinna with friends at the movie premiere
Nahna (center) – a Kisumu-based musician with friends at the movie premiere
Social influencers: Soi (L), Ngozi (C) and Wadera (R) at the movie premiere
Thomas Ouko – Director Tourism, County Government of Kisumu at the premiere with a friend
Happy girls at the premiere
Gina – A film-maker from Nairobi at the movie premiere in Kisumu.
Achie Alai (CEC Tourism, Sports, Arts and Culture) with colleague Richard Ogendo (CEC Planning) looking all elegant
True African colors
Yvonne Angela (R) with a friend at the premiere
Linda Kadz looking all elegant. Dressed by Emmie Marks of Olumique Designs

Selfie time
Duncan Mwangi – the General Manager Acacia Premier Hotel Kisumu, making grand entry
African class. Tony Mochama of the Standard Group (second right) with friends
The Asians in their Ankara outfits. Looking fabulous
African girls at the Premier in Kisumu

Liquid Telecom Kenya deployed a 400Mbps connection across Kisumu City in just 24 hours to the movie premiere in order to livestream the red carpet arrivals of the Black Panther fans.

In order to connect the IMAX cinema at Nakumatt Mega City, Liquid Telecom Kenya leveraged its 12.4km metro network; that it built in partnership with Kisumu County Government with the goal of transforming the metropolis into a Smart City.

Liquid Telecom fibre network covers Kisumu CBD and spans through Milimani and Kondele up to Kibos, Kicomi and Migosi Junction.

After all was said and done, photos taken, booze flowed, parties, the movie was great and lived up to the hype it generated. The African hype in Kisumu was even greatest.

To the next, Lupita!

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