Queen of Katwe SA premierre (PICS)

By Drum Digital
06 October 2016

Celebrities came out to play at the South African premiere of Disney's Queen of Katwe.

The glitsy and glamorous premiere was held at Montecasino on Thursday and saw Kenyan-born actress, Lupita Nyong'o in attendance.

The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi (played by Madina Nalwanga), a Ugandan chess prodigy from Katwe who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads. Lupita portrays Nakku Harriet, Phiona's mother.

We spotted former first lady, Graca Machel on the red carpet. South African entertainers also came out to play, the likes of Florence Masebe, Lira, Nomzamo Mbatha, Maps Maponyane and DJ Sbu.

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Here we are. Night at the movies. #QueenOfKatwe A photo posted by Florence Masebe (@flomasebe) on


Wearing @SylvesterFalata tonight at the #QueenOfKatwe SA premier A photo posted by Lira (@miss_lira) on




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