We may not be aware, but quite a lot of celebrities were born in Africa. Some of them moved to Europe or the US with their families while some of them still reside in their home country.

Nevertheless, all of them had significant impacts on the society both with their brilliant works and their volunteering activities that raised awareness among millions.

Lupita Nyong’o is the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. Although his parents are from Kenya, his father was teaching in Mexico at the time of her birth. One year after her birth, they moved to Kenya where she spent her childhood until college. She studied film and theater studies in Hampshire College in the US and continued pursuing a master’s degree at Yale.

Her acting career began at the age of 14 at a Kenyan-based theater company called Phoenix Players. She starred Juliet in their production of Romeo and Juliet. When she moved to the US, she first worked as part of the production crew until 2008.

She went back and forth between Kenya and the US since she also appeared in Kenyan TV shows and movies.

Her first breakthrough role was right after she graduated from Yale in 2013. She starred in Steve McQueen’s historical drama called 12 Years a Slave.

The movie received widespread acclaim, especially her performance that brought her several awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe, BAFTA and so on. She went on to continue her stage live as well as appearing in other motion captures such as Non-Stop, Star Wars:

The Force Awakens and Black Panther. Currently, she is the lead role in Jordan Peele’s second psychological thriller “Us”. The critics and the audience have been dazzled by her outstanding performance as the main character and her evil doppelganger…

Happy Birthday Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o has set the record straight regarding where her Met Gala 2016 hair inspiration came from. It was “African Inspired and not inspired by Audrey Hepburn as suggested by Vogue Magazine.  The slides below shows exactly says it all.

The award winning actress posted the clip below on her Instagram in classy way with the following message:

”Hair Inspiration. Check.@vernonfrancois @voguemagazine #metball2016

Credit: Lupita Nyong’o

Reading through the comments below is obvious most people are not happy below are some of the comments from Lupita’s Instagram page:

  • Audrey Hepburn was beautiful woman. However, I never saw her photo. The first thing I thought of was African Tribal Women hairstyles.
  • African beauty
  • Queen
  • Please educate them. Thank you.
  • Yes. Loved the Grace on which she shared the origin
  • My hair is my crown. Bigger the better, I loved your doo!
  • ogue tried to say Lupita got her hair inspiration for Audrey Hepburn and she checked them real quick
  • Audrey Hepburn was beautiful woman. However, I never saw her photo. The first thing I thought of was African Tribal Women hairstyles.
  • Every African knows this is African hairdos please!

Hair Inspiration. Check. @vernonfrancois @voguemagazine #metball2016

A video posted by Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on

The Calvin Klein $150K Pearl Gown that Lupita Nyong’o wore to the 2015 Oscars has been stolen from her hotel room TMZ reports…was first to report the news.) The  Pearl Gown created by Francisco Costa features 6,000 white Akoya..

TMZ has reported that,the 12 Years a Slave actress, 31, told police the theft occurred between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, while she was gone from her room. The website reports police are analyzing security camera footage to find the guilty party behind the heist.

Lupita Nyong'o

“I can confirm a dress was stolen from the London Hotel that belonged to the actress Lupita Nyong’o,” a spokesperson from the L.A. sheriff’s department tells told US weekly. “We believe it was taken sometime during the day yesterday (2/25). We are looking at every scenario; when the cleaners go to clean the rooms they do it with the door open so that’s a possibility.” The spokesperson added, “Currently we are still investigating, detectives are interviewing and looking for witnesses.”

Wow  how Shocking!

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o’s appearance on stage at LA’s Shrine Auditorium together on Sunday, Jan. 25 for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards has set tongues wagging again! The pair had us all talking last year when they were on stage to present and award.

Jared Leto, Lupita Nyongo

The pair have soooooo much chemistry we would love to seem them get married and have lots of cute  babies!

What do you think?


MTV ShugaShuga is a television soap opera based in Nairobi, Kenya. Shuga follows the lives of a vibrant group of students whose love for fun and adventure leads them places they’ve never dreamt of threading and into situations they’d rather not be in.  Oscar award winning Lupita Nyong’o starred in Shuga…

Shuga is a big hit in Africa and is aired in 40 different African countries

Enjoy this intense TV series on Relationships, Love, Sex, Money…

Click here for more **SUBSCRIBE to Shuga so you can catch the latest episodes**


Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o  is is Glamour’s Woman of the Year, “I guess I feel catapulted into a different place; I have a little whiplash… I did have a dream to be an actress, but I didn’t think about being famous,” Lupita Nyong’o…

Lupita talks about what a year this has been…! grab your copies!

Random clip from earlier this year Enjoy!


Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong’o was announced as the new face of beauty brand Lancôme in April.  The first African woman to front the French brand, Lupita and Lancôme are both hyped about the partnership.

“I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” said the actress.

“I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.