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Race Doesn’t Define Me! Watch Lupita Nyong’o on CNN African Voices



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Lupita Nyong’o is one actress we won’t stop talking about in a while and the reason is clear.

The Kenyan actress whose break out role as Patsey in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave has earned her numerous honours including an Academy Award nomination, has been described as phenomenal by many.

On the latest episode of CNN African VoicesStephanie Elam gets the scoop on Hollywood’s New It Girl. From her time in Kenya, moving to Mexico, her father who is a senator in Kenya, race, Yale Drama School and her whirlwind year.


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  1. Joan85

    February 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    The girl’s articulacy is what amazes me every single time…such confidence and knowledge. 🙂

    • Lemmy

      February 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Yessss sooo articulate and poised…
      Her outfit is cute too.

  2. oma

    February 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    brilliant, true and inspiring!!!!


    February 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Nawa o! I feel like I’m about to OD on this lady. Bella Naija o gini? There’s only so much one person can take. Don’t get me wrong, I probably get what all the fuss is about. Still…..

    • Sam

      February 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      envy and hate will get you nowhere fast. Stop the hate and appreciate.

  4. Mobs

    February 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    She’s just brilliant! Such a confident yet humble woman.

  5. ozi

    February 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Oya let the Lupita loving begin…….lol.

  6. TruthBeTold

    February 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    @ ‘ ‘ still…. WETIN?????
    Biko let her SHINE. Abegi….. Go Lupita, Go Lupita, Go Lupita !!!!!
    Person wey get enough .. pls DO NOT click on Lupita articles. I will click & READ/LISTEN anytime, any day… as long as she dey compose like this. I CAN NOT Complain oh!

  7. Emirates

    February 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    That’s definition for passion and dedication right there. Lupita is the ‘It Girl’!

  8. oaa

    February 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Lupita Fever still?…. BN you need to see your Physician ASAP!…lol

  9. Love me Love me

    February 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Yes, race shouldn’t define anybody. go girl

  10. Hannah

    February 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    ooooooh Lupita again?

  11. mary

    February 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    this is exactly how God takes one from zero to hero, you don’t need to stare in 100 movies before being recognised. she only played one supoorting role in a movie and the world knows her name. so happy for her and her family, may God continue to uplift you

  12. Mzlyrics

    February 11, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Love me some more Lupita!!! Gurl you make me want to be an actress o! The passion, the fire in your eyes and your humility makes me love you even more!!! You are truly an inspiration. Keep shining o jare..

  13. Yinka Ogunbajo

    February 11, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Love this girl to pieces! such a great talent!! you go girl 🙂


    February 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Sam etc you can like to hit your heads on a rock if my comment upset you. I’m about to OD. what does that have to do with envy and hate?


    February 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    So inspiring.

  16. Curious

    February 11, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Bellanaija, make una kuku change una name to ‘The Lupita Website’…everyday na one Lupita story or the other, we go hear am for here!

  17. yoyo

    February 12, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Genevieve this could be you…but you’d rather show us your blinged out phone on instagram :p

  18. TruthBeTold

    February 12, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Awwwww….. issorite! some people are in pain oh! Just because Lupita is being celebrated and she receiving and honouring all her chat invites.
    BN : Biko keep up the good work and bring MORE of Lupita. It’s her time to SHINE!!!!!
    Person wey no like, look the other way. Nobody force you to open Lupita article.

  19. Titi

    February 12, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Nigerian women need to learn from this. Bleaching of the skin, hair down to your butt and all the lashes and make up in t he world does not define who you are!!!!!! Beauty comes from within.

  20. Titi

    February 12, 2014 at 3:59 am

    If you don’t have the weave and all the make up and stuff, would you still walk confidently? Would people still treat you the same?

  21. timi

    February 12, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Dear BN, I need a lupita article twice a day

  22. Eva

    February 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

    If you don’t want to read about Lupita, don’t click on her stories. Its that simple.

  23. quuen B

    February 12, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Shine gal Shine,u are such an inspiration,may God continue to uphold u!

  24. sisi eko

    February 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Her story is so inspirational! Love her!!!

  25. Tammy Lynch

    February 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    give dark girls an awww moment .. she is beyond incredible

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