It stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwanga, the film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess player from Katwe who becomes a woman candidate master after her performance at World Chess Olympiads.
The movie which had Alicia Keys writing and recording the score song “Back to Life” also has Nigerian MC Galaxy’s “Sekem” and Davido’s “Skelewu” in the music listing. Davido revealed his excitement on his Snapchat saying: “Never thought I will hear Skelewu in a Disney movie. Amazing”.
The movie gathered warm reviews when it opened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. It is slated for release today in the United States.