Lupita Nyong’o is the big name going round the blocks of fame and lime light. “Our” cousin, as most individuals from the lakeside city of Kisumu would refer to her has made the international entertainment community shift their focus to this Proud Land of Kenya. Born on 1st March 1983 in Mexico to Dorothy and Peter Nyong’o, Lupita is privileged to have dual citizenship, as I would put it but do I say.
Our mamasita from mehico is extremely fluent in Spanish and could pass for a native Mexican just to add but a language or two to the multi-lingual assertive 31 year old. Just before breaking into the Kenyan spot light, in 2008 she starred in a short film East River directed by Marc Grey shot in Brooklyn. In 2009, she then moved on to a major role as Ayira in the Kenyan television series Shuga.
Nyong’o pursued her higher education in the United States. After graduating from Hampshire College with a Degree in Film and Theatre Studies, she worked as part of the production crew for many films, including Fernando Meirelles‘s The Constant Gardener, with Ralph Fiennes, Mira Nair‘s The Namesake and Salvatore Stabile’s Where God Left His Shoes. What more can a Kenyan luo girl need to inspire her to stardom than being with stars? She has recently featured as a flight attendant in Liam Neeson’s thriller movie Non-stop.
She has an amazing fashion sense thanks to inspiration from her mother who has no fear of adorning bold colours and fabrics; however she admires Elizabeth Taylors dressing code. Nyong’o has turned several heads on the red carpet thanks to her stylist Micaela Erlanger. This Nyar Kisumo is really going places with a complete set of skills, talent and professionalism. Lupita is a budding flower that is bound to grow into a big fruitful tree, a jack of all trades I presume. Just as she said,
….every child irrespective of your background your dreams are valid.
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