African audiences are having a very emotional response to Black Panther 'We were humanised and that matters' share The African premiere was held in Lupita Nyong'o's home county in Kenya CREDIT REUTERSMARIO ANZUONI ithelpstodream Black Panther has already roared to victory at the US box office but it’s getting an especially warm welcome in its spiritual home The film's setting Wakanda may be a fictional African nation but the countries that inspired it are celebrating the film’s release and the depiction of various African cultures on screen The Nigerian premiere in Lagos saw A-List celebrities celebrating their heritage in traditionally-inspired costumes for the theme “African Royalty” Speaking to The Vanguard actor Sope Aluke explained how the cast felt they wanted to improve African representation “Usually in Hollywood you’re just African They will use a Nigerian actor with a Nigerian accent to play a Kenyan character or vice versa” Aluko is one of five Nigerian actors in Black Panther and said the enthusiasm for the film in African countries had come as a pleasant surprise “We knew that we had a responsibility towards Africa and the black community in general while shooting this movie but I didn’t expect anything like this all this enthusiasm coming from the black community” httpwwwtelegraphcoukfilms20180221african-audiences-having-emotional-response-black-panther-humanised Meme

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