Coming 2 America to release in cinemas in South Africa

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Nomzamo Mbatha in Coming 2 America.
Nomzamo Mbatha in Coming 2 America.
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  • Coming 2 America will release in cinemas nationwide in South Africa and globally on Amazon Prime Video on 5 March.
  • The sequel sees the return of the original cast including Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and Arsenio Hall.
  • It also features South African actor Nomzamo Mbatha.


The highly anticipated sequel of Coming to America releases in cinemas nationwide in South Africa and globally on Amazon Prime Video on 5 March.

Coming 2 America sees the return of the original cast including Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson together with Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne and Teyana Taylor.

The film also features South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, and a collaboration between acclaimed costume designer Ruth E. Carter and MAXHOSA Africa's multi-award winning creative designer and founder Laduma Ngxokolo. South African ensemble Mi Casa feature on the soundtrack, while musician Ricky Tyler features on the Rhythms of Zamunda soundtrack, which is inspired by the film. 

Three decades and three beautiful daughters later, Akeem (Murphy) prepares to take over the reins of his homeland of Zamunda. As antiquated gender roles are being challenged within his home, he faces a new dilemma on the outside. While tradition has always required a male heir to take the throne, Akeem feels torn between following custom and creating change. While considering his eldest daughter, Meeka (Layne), who is the strongest choice, his rival, General Izzi (Snipes), is plotting a union of dynasties with his son, Idi (Rotimi), as Meeka’s groom. Meanwhile, an ailing King Joffer delivers the shocking news that Akeem has a long-lost son, Lavelle (Fowler), in Queens.

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