Kisumu residents who were expecting to be graced by Oscar wining actress Lupita Nyong’o during the premier of Black Panther will go home disappointed after she failed to turn up.
Early indications had been of the view that Lupita was to fly to her native home town to attend the premier after the lake side city was honoured to showcase the movie before it premieres in theatres on February 16 worldwide.
Fans were enthusiastic and in high spirits that ‘their daughter’, the first black African to win an Oscar award, was coming to town to treat them to a great Valentine’s Day week after her success in Hollywood.
In the movie, Lupita plays a major role, starring as Nakia, a high-ranking member of the Wakanda royal family.
The story also sees Lupita and Danai Gurira (Okoye) spending most of the time beside Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther).
Early impressions of Black Panther appear to be largely positive with critics hailing it as one of the best Marvel movies to come out for some time.