It is now what, two weeks since the premiere of the Black Panther? Well, over in Uganda, the film is still a red-hot trending; it is reported folks who had already watched the movie are still buying tickets for another round. And why not? The fictional land Wakanda is technically their land in more than just one way.
For starters, the name Wakanda is not something new in the East Africa region. There are some communities (the Luhya people of Kenya for one) who due to mother-tongue accent call Waganda (people from Uganda) Wakanda.
Why Uganda can see so much of themselves in Black Panther than any other African community
Let us not forget the fact that two actors in this predominantly black cast superhero movie by Marvel are actually from Uganda; Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba. Some scenes in the movie were shot on location from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mount Rwenzori in southwestern parts of Uganda.