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Lupita Nyong’o is Gorgeous in Essence Magazine’s March 2014 Beauty Spread



Lupita Nyong'o - Essence Magazine - February 2014 - BellaNaija 02 (2)
Okay Lupita you WIN! Can we all have a moment of silence for the beauty that is Lupita Nyong’o.

Oh BellaNaijarians, we tried so hard but it’s the year of Lupita.

We understand that a few of you have been vocal about the amount of posts on her lately but hey don’t blame us, she just keeps slaying it. And something tells us, you will forgive us for this one.

For the March 2014 issue of Essence Magazine, the 12 Years a Slave actress sizzles in colourful beauty looks for spring. She rocks pieces by Vera Wang, Katrin Schnabl and Alexandra Mor jewelry.

Lupita Nyong'o - Essence Magazine - February 2014 - BellaNaija 02 (1)Lupita Nyong'o - Essence Magazine - February 2014 - BellaNaija 03

Photographer: Philippe Salomon
Stylist: Nick Nelson
Make-up: Matin
Manicure: Bernadette Thompson
Hair: Bok-Hee


  1. idara

    February 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    yes to this Diva

  2. sηººÞ¬mιηι

    February 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    black beauty

  3. Cool cat

    February 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Can’t get enough of this gal. Please is there any cream that can darken someone like this? Flawless

    • Anne

      February 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      I think the sun would be quite helpful in that aspect.

  4. chichi

    February 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Dope…my no 1 chick right about of now

  5. Cool cat

    February 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Eh hen, to all the naysayers. Lupita’s new movie just premiered. Check on it. Queen lupita

  6. Wah

    February 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    You are forgiven… She’s GORGEOUS…!

  7. Sabisabi

    February 25, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Getting bored with the whole Lupita thing. She’s gorgeous just like a million other African women I’ve seen.

    • alviscali

      February 26, 2014 at 10:13 am

      who is forcing u……….how may of those millions of women u have seen have been in movies in Hollywood and attended Harvard ??abeggg sit somewhere jor

  8. Leila

    February 25, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Bella please you owe no apologies to haters that have a problem celebrating success. You can’t hide sunshine, Lupita just keeps shining and you have to keep on posting her success to your loyal readers because she is an inspiration to us Africans. Yes we can. Carry go Lupie nothing doo you.

  9. I really hope she hooks up with Idris Elba. I just can’t stop, WONT stop picturing em together

  10. Onye

    February 26, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I am so in awe!

  11. Yinka Ogunbajo

    February 26, 2014 at 12:15 am


  12. cleobriggs

    February 26, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Oh Lupita!!!!!! Sighs…… all hail

  13. NaijaBornMe_YankeeLivingFlyGuy

    February 26, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Black = Beautiful. All you (Naija) ladies out there, please take note. No need to bleach your skin okay. Revel in your natural skin tone/completion. Can you imagine is this same Lupita bleached her skin? R.I.P. to the rest of’ em. *** in Davido’s voice: ” I said, Ms. N’Yongo is badder than, all of you, all of you!

  14. NaijaBornMe_YankeeLivingFlyGuy

    February 26, 2014 at 12:53 am

    *** No need to bleach your skin okay. Revel in your natural skin tone/complexion
    *** Can you imagine if this same Lupita bleached her skin?
    ( pardon the errors on the original post )

  15. Ayo

    February 26, 2014 at 1:00 am

    She is pretty.

  16. sefi-ann

    February 26, 2014 at 1:09 am

    in charlemagne’s words- ‘carved from the finest godiva chocolates’

  17. Pb fabulous

    February 26, 2014 at 1:33 am


  18. Roxanne

    February 26, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Jesus! I want so perfect skin!!!!


    February 26, 2014 at 3:18 am


  20. eby

    February 26, 2014 at 4:18 am

    yeah she just keeps slaying it….any woman or man who dose not find this young lady beautiful in all her dark glory is either racist or has that very itchy green monster seating on their neck…………..

  21. sara

    February 26, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Love. Someone needs to make a meme with a Lupita photo saying “This could be you but you insist on bleaching!” 😀

  22. Bird's Eye

    February 26, 2014 at 4:57 am


  23. Sexxie

    February 26, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Her skin is flawless.

  24. Taiwo says

    February 26, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Yep I agree gorgeous

  25. Hollynolly

    February 26, 2014 at 6:24 am

    So Fresh and Natural!


    February 26, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Theres no stopping her

  27. Demmy

    February 26, 2014 at 7:53 am

    This is beautiful. xx

  28. eve

    February 26, 2014 at 8:29 am

    wow making me to get darker than i am presently …. Bella what can we use to darken our skin color? Some suggestions? Please make some reseaches for your fellow readers 😉

  29. angel4life

    February 26, 2014 at 8:41 am


  30. Modella

    February 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

    BN you actually apologized? Whoever is tired should have he or her own blog ooo

  31. metche

    February 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Oh! my Luu. Loving this babe so much. This is what they call chocolate skin. The sky is just your starting poing

  32. Annonymous

    February 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Its her time to shine jare, let her keep doing her thing

  33. Babe

    February 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Wow awesome, I love this girl

  34. Taiwo says

    February 26, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Guys you have to also know that there îs some photoshop involved oh

  35. zizi

    February 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I don’t like to make up & look like a masquerade like so many ladies do but If I could just have this flawless skin….oh goodness…just short of words

  36. the intellectual

    February 26, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    bella u can hype, with your header i expected to see plenty stunning photos and different beautiful outfits…hisssssss

  37. 263Belle

    February 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I love how her skin makes the color of the make-up really pop. If I try that gorgeous shade of blue with my light skin and I will look like a fool. She is looks amazing!

  38. patseyisslaying

    February 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    BN …you owe no one an apology….its good to see a real African girl getting recognition…my goodness her face symmetry is perfect..gorgeous black woman!!


    February 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    This Lupita girl is unbelievably beautiful – Sometimes, I wish I were as dark as her

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