Ghana Honors Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman
15 September 2020
Photo: Live Ghana TV
By Naliaka Kitui
Undeniably, Chadwick Boseman was a renowned movie star whose death was a big loss to the entertainment industry. As such, he has been honored by different countries. In its quest to institute itself as a home to Africans in Diaspora, Ghana held an honoring event for the late Black Panther Star.
The honoring event was organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority, together with the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture and the Diaspora community in Ghana at the seven pillars of the Beyond the Return in Accra on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. In his touching speech, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman said: " May I respectfully request that we all rise for a minute silence…for our ancestors who went through the tortures journey of slavery, two, for our brothers and sisters who have fallen in recent times especially our brother Chadwick of Black Panther fame and yesterday in Cape Coast, Elolo Gabin for those of who have been in emancipation and panafest, you know Elolo is no more.
“Chadwick Boseman who was 43 died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much…From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more- all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honour of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther,”