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Ikorodu Bois pay touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman with Black Panther reenactment

The Ikorodu Bois have paid their respects to the late Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman.

The young Nigerian filmmakers, formed of brothers Muiz Sanni, 15, and Malik Sanni, 10, as well as their cousin, 13-year-old Fawas Aina, re-enacted scenes from the hit 2018 Marvel film after it was confirmed Boseman had died from colon cancer, aged 43.

Alongside friends, they acted out scenes between T’Challa and his father, Mbaku, among others, before adding: “Rest in Power Chadwick Boseman.”

The video, which included the hashtag Legends Never Die, has since garnered over 45,000 retweets.

Boseman’s death was announced by his agent last week, with many left shocked about the diagnosis he had kept secret for four years.

Following Boseman’s death, there has been an outpouring of grief for the actor from co-stars, his directors and actor Denzel Washington – who once paid for Boseman’s drama school fees.

Speaking about Boseman, Washington said he was a “gentle soul and brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances.”

Ikorodu Bois went viral earlier this year after they remade Chris Hemsworth movie Extraction, using materials readily available to them.

Racking up an impressive 11.4 million views and more than 160,000 shares on Twitter, the team were sent a series of high-tech camera equipment, including Boom microphones, tripods, voice recorders and even an Apple iMac computer from streaming giant Netflix.

The actor had kept his cancer diagnosis private (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Hemsworth himself was hugely impressed, resharing the video and captioning it as “EPIC”.

The Russo Brothers, who produced the film, invited the boys to Hollywood for the premiere of Extraction 2.

Speaking about their process, the group’s 23-year-old brother Babatunde Sanni told CNN: “Some days we shoot but end up re-shooting just because we wanted to do our best.

“We are so happy people are getting to know us globally.”


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