CALL it purr-fect timing! But Black Panther star Letitia Wright couldn’t help but spring to her feet at the reggae sounds of Koffee at a concert held recently at the Jockey Club in Lima, Peru.
Wright, sporting a close-cropped haircut and shades, was backstage recording a selfie at the Koffee-Harry Styles gig when Koffee signalled her to come on stage and share the spotlight. The Guyanese-British actress obliged and sprang to the front of the stage. She was greeted with soaring screams from the appreciative audience.
Wright, the true show woman, displayed her dancing prowess, sang a few lines from Pull Up and hugged Koffee before leaving the stage to wild screams. She was careful not to overstay her welcome.
She later posted the video encounter on TikTok with the caption “Koffee x Tish” with the Jamaican and Guyanese flag emojis. More than 1,000,000 viewers have seen the post on Wright’s TikTok account.
The leading lady shared a touching note of her experience on social media.
“One of the most memorable nights of my life,” the 29-year-old wrote. “[Koffee] is incredibly special; a beautiful light to this world. I’m so PROUD OF YOU! Thank you for allowing me to share this experience with you! Peru you’ve been so wonderful to us thank you.”
Wright returned as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, in a shock role following the death of T’Challa, marking her first lead in a film. Released in November 2022, the movie was made in honour of former leading man Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer in 2020.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was the No. 1 movie at the box office in its opening weekend, with a US$181 million domestic debut and earning over US$331 million worldwide.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has already made more than US$500 million — making the Black Panther series one of Marvel’s 10 highest grossing movies ever.
Koffee, who won the Best Reggae Grammy Album Award in 2020 for her five-song EP Rapture, is the opening act for international rock star Harry Styles on his Love On Tour.
The 22-year-old Jamaican is one of five entertainers nominated in this year’s Best Reggae Album category of the Grammys. (Jamaica Observer)