BuzzFeed reports that Marvel's upcoming film will have one private and one public screening in Kisumi three days ahead of the worldwide release on Feb 16. But it's not just a proud dad moment. Nyong'o's father, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, is also governor of the city and has big plans of making Kisumu the next cultural hotspot in the world.
"Gov. Nyong’o wants to make Kisumu the hub of performing arts, and what better way to hit the ground running than by screening this premiere?" said county spokesperson Aloice Ager in a phone interview with BuzzFeed. He later added, "He wants people to be able to make a living out of performing arts. That is one of our key agendas, as well as bringing theatre, opera, and an integrated performing arts center to Kisumu."
Ager also noted that they go all out when it comes to their city. "We are passionate about whatever we do in the community and the region," he said. "If it’s about resistance, we resist passionately, but it’s also a place where good things happen."
It's uncertain whether or not Lupita will be in town to screen the film in Kisumu. But either way, Kenyans are hype.
One Twitter user even jumped in Lupita's mentions to ask her to bring Michael B. Jordan with her ahead of the premiere...on Feb 14.
If Lupita shows up, it would certainly be epic.