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'Black Panther' Is Headed Back to Theaters for Free Screenings During Black History Month

Wakanda will be back on the big screen next month.

We'll get to experience the magic of Black Panther on the big screen once again this February, as the film is headed back to theaters in celebration of Black History month.

Disney announced on Monday, that the groundbreaking, Ryan Coogler-directed movie will head to select AMC theaters for one week starting on Feb 1. What's even better, is that tickets for the showings will come at no cost.

That's correct, tickets are free.99.


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"Almost a year ago, movie-lovers were transported to Wakanda, and the guest response to 'Black Panther' was unlike anything our industry has seen before," Adam Aron, CEO and president of AMC said in a statement. "AMC is excited this best-picture nominated film is once again accessible on the big screen at AMC. We are also pleased to play a constructive role in Disney's generous support of Black History Month."

The studio will also donate 1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund—America's "largest minority education fund," reports Entertainment Weekly.

Black Panther, which racked in over a billion dollars at the box office, made a big splash on Sunday when it won the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast Award at the SAGs. The Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman gave an unforgettable speech when accepting the award, crediting much of the film's success to its "young, gifted and black" cast.

The movie is also the first superhero movie to earn a nomination for Best Picture at the Oscars as well as the first to be nominated for Best Drama at the Golden Globes. The film earned a total of seven Oscar nominations including Costume Design, Original Song, Sound Editing and more It's the first Marvel production to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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