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Just In: Lupita Nyongo Becomes The 1st Kenyan And 7th Black Woman To Win An Oscar

“No matter where you are from,your dreams are valid”. Great words of wisdom that will go on record having being said by an innocent Kenyan child Lupita Nyongo who had a dream at a tender age and held on it till this day.

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She will be remembered having said this words in one of the biggest awards ceremonies, infront of the top actors of our time  and as the whole world including Kenya was watching.

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Lupita Nyongo just made her parents and the entire Kenyan family proud by win an award at the Oscars one of the biggest awards in the world. She was announced as the Best Supporting Actress in the movies “12 Years A Slave” where she played a role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave.

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Certainly with this  award she will go down to be the first Kenyan to win an Oscar Award and the 7th black woman to win the oscars.

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The World Focuses On “Lupita Nyongo” As She Becomes The 1st Kenyan To Get An Oscar Nomination

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Before 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong’o had starred in the series Shuga, which focused on the love lives of a group of young Kenyans, for MTV Base. Now the world focuses on the Kenyan princess Lupita Nyong’o after she was nominated for the Oscar Awards on Thursday for the movie 12 years as a slave.


Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o who was born in Mexico becomes a spotlight on the beautiful country of Kenya after receiving the Oscar award. Lupita was nominated under the supporting actress role against the following :

Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska


12 Years director Steve McQueen cast her as Patsey, a young slave who works for the slave owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and is the subject of his wife’s jealousy and both characters’ brutalization.  He told THR for a cover story that he had auditioned more than 1,000 actresses for the role — “It was like looking for Scarlett O’Hara. I thought we would never find her” — before meeting Nyong’o, who was about to graduate from the Yale School of Drama.


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