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Charity Premiere for Black Panther

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
Sitara Byfield stopped for a quick pose for our camera. -Ashley Anguin
From left: Nadine Spence, her husband Orville and Theresa Walker.-Ashley Anguin
Areka Taylor showing off some legs at the premiere. -Ashley Anguin
Maliaka Bryce channelling her inner African princess at the Black Panther movie premier. -Ashley Anguin
Perfectly complemented in matching outfits is the husband and wife duo Charmaine Christie and her husband Lloyd.
Stefan Brown and Kimberly Savage made their royal entrance. -Ashley Anguin
Andrea Dishman shares lens with Chad Francis & Dollis Campbell (Dynamic Event Services)- A


Naturally You’s Sitara Byfield, Corporate U’s Gavin Bennett, and Bridal Dreams Jamaica’s Dionne Waugh organised a sold out premiere of the record-breaking blockbuster movie, Black Panther, last Thursday night at the Palace Multiplex cinema in Montego Bay, St James.

“For us, this was a celebration of the upward percolation of our brothers and sisters in mainstream cinema,” Byfield told The Gleaner. She said she was inspired by the fact that she was forced to rent an extra cinema for the event.

Montegonians turned out in their numbers, not only to see Black Panther, but  they attended with a sense of pride, contributing to the two charities associated with the event — Father’s House, a transitional home for wards; and the Pregnancy Resource Centre, which provides care and housing for young girls who are pregnant.

According to Byfield, these charities deal specifically with young women's rights, and health and care, which she and her team believe are vital and worthy of continued support.

Corporate entities that sponsored the event included 876Legends, Cover Me Up Tents, Reggaetech, Caribbean Producers Jamaica, Triple Glar and Decadent Catering.