By Najibu Mulema
Queen of Katwe premiered on Saturday at Acacia Cinema on Acacia mall in Kampala.
The function was attended by numerous people, noticeable ones included Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga,the queen of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda, Oscar winner actress Lupita Nyong’o and her father Anyang Nyong’o the former Kenyan minister and Uganda’s tourism minister, Godfrey Kiwanda.
Queen of Katwe was produced by Walt Disney pictures one of the biggest movie companies worldwide starring Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo.
The story is about the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan prodigy from the slums of Katwe who becomes a woman candidate master after her excellent performance at world chess Olympiad.