SA actors step out in royal African attire at Black Panther premiere

Actor Connie Chiume at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Jesse Grant / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

JOHANNESBURG – The world premiere of “Black Panther” took place in Los Angeles and South African actors showed off their royal African themed attire on the red carpet.

The much anticipated Marvel superhero blockbuster features renowned SA actors Connie Chiume and John Kani, who both attended the premiere.

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In the film, Kani plays the role of King T'Chaka and Chiume plays the role of a mining tribe elder.

The tar-studded cast stepped out in African themed prints and style.

Actors Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira joined with the support of Yara Shahidi, Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Janelle Monae and Issa Rae also graced the red carpet.

Actor John Kani at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Jesse Grant / GETTY IMAGES NORTH] AMERICA / AFP]

Actor Janeshia Adams-Ginyard at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Jesse Grant / GETTY IMAGES NORTH] AMERICA / AFP]

Actor Connie Chiume at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Jesse Grant / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer/director Ryan Coogler (R) and Zinzi Evans at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Jesse Grant / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP]

 

 

 

Actor Sydelle Noel (C) at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Alberto E. Rodriguez / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP]

Actors John Kani (L) and Atandwa Kani at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. [Alberto E. Rodriguez / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP]

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