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A sneak preview of Coming 2 America

The global launch of Coming 2 America on Prime Video will happen on March 5, 2021.

By Edward Tsumele

Directed byCraig Brewer, screenplay byKenya Barris and Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield, story by Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy, produced byKevin Misher and Eddie Murphy, this is a much-awaited production that also features South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha.

The glamorous costumes are by Ruth E. Carter, and the executive producers  are  Brian Oliver, Bradley Fischer, Valerii An, Kenya Barris, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Michele Imperato Stabile and Andy Berman.


The production StarsEddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, with Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones.

Also  starring are John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy, promising the audience an unforgettable experience of sheer entertainment once the production is released in the new year. And we all need to start a new year on a clean slate given the trauma of the coronavirus that has seen people close to a lot of us fall sick and some even  die from the covid-19 pandemic. We could all do with some laughter after all.

Many however will be looking forward to see how our own Mbatha fares with some of the best entertainers in the game in her first major international production to feature in.



Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

Well this is a story that promises to connect with many of us on this part of the world and many of us cannot wait to see what is in store. We will only know what is in store then, but for now CITYLIFE/ARTS gives you a sneak preview of the goings on onset through these images that we received this week.

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