By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Following the #BlackPantherChallenge, Hollywood actor, Lupita Nyong’o has sponsored 1200 children in Kisumu, Kenya to see the highly talked about movie, “Black Panther“.
The #BlackPantherChallenge is an online challenge to spur people to help children who can’t afford to see the movie to see the positive images on Africa portrayed in the movie.
Lupita, who is also a lead cast in the movie, called for more people to join the challenge.
“I joined the #BlackPantherChallenge and sponsored 1,200 schoolchildren to watch the film in Kisumu, Kenya with my mother’s help. I wanted kids from my hometown to see the positive images reflected in the film and superheroes that they can relate to on the big screen. No matter where you live, you can help make this happen for more children who can’t afford to see the movie.”
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
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