The 355! Lupita Nyongo stars in an all female cast spy thriller 

Days after announcing her children’s book Sulwe will be translated to Kiswahili and Luo, 12 years a slave actress Lupita Nyongo has thrilled fans once again.

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Lupita has shared a trailer of an action packed, suspense movie she will be starring in.

The first trailer for ‘The 355,’ an upcoming action-adventure spy thriller, has been released. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Fan Bingbing.

The film revolves around a select team of female spies forced to work together to stop an evil plan from being executed. Uhm sound familiar? The all female team is dubbed the code-name 355 in honor of Agent 355, the first female spy in the American Revolution.
“355” was filmed in 2019, but some scenes were shot in the last few months for additional serpcenes according to the producers.
Universal Pictures is set to release “355” in theaters January 15, 2021. Watch the first trailer for the spy thriller in the video below.

Lupita’s new book Sulwe to be translated to Kiswahili and Luo

Award winning actress Lupita Nyongo’s childrens book Sulwe will be translated to Kiswahili and Luo.

The book will be translated, published, and distributed by Bunk Books.

For those who don’t know Sulwe, is a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

It will now be available at book shops and other outlets across East Africa, and is distributed by and available at all Text Book Centre outlets at Ksh. 1,190.00.

Sulwe follows the story of a young girl with skin the colour of midnight. She wants to be beautiful and bright like her mother and sister. A magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

With beautiful illustrations by Vashti Harrison, Sulwe, teaches young children to see their own unique beauty.

“A welcome celebration of Black girls, an important lesson for all kids
(and grownups), and a necessary message for any child who has been
made to feel unworthy of love on account of their looks.”

-BOOKLIST

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Through the Kiswahili and Luo translations, young children, along with parents and guardians,
are encouraged to absorb new work in indigenous languages. Lupita Nyong’o says;

“I am very proud to finally be debuting my book, Sulwe, at home in Kenya in
English, Kiswahili and my mother tongue, Luo. It has been a dream of mine to have Sulwe
published in indigenous languages as a way to celebrate them and keep them
alive and relevant. I hope readers enjoy Sulwe’s adventure as she discovers the beauty within.”

Sulwe has received critical acclaim since its initial publication in the USA in October 2019.

The stunning picture book is a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award and the NAACP Image

Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work. Sulwe has appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers
list for 13 weeks.

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Lupita Nyongo’s sister in law shares details of super private wedding with Vogue magazine

 
Wanja Wohoro, the newest member of the Nyongo family has opened up about the perfect and private wedding.

The article titled Wanja Wohoro and Junior Nyong’o’s Intimate Garden Ceremony in Their Hometown of Nairobi’ has garnered lots of interest from her fans and followers.

@WanjaWohoro..So um.. @voguemagazine @vogueweddings did a profile on our smol lil DIY wedding…….. Exploding head. So much thanks to
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So beautiful! Junior Nyong’o marries singer Wanja Wohoro (photos)

She met Junior Nyongo back in 2015 when she had come home for a vacation from Australia. The cute moment happened at a New Years Eve party, where hearts fluttered.

Wanja is a musician and Junior is an actor cum DJ, so their love for music was a uniting factor.Junior Married

She told Vogue magazine that “He made me a drink, and we got to talking about music and that was that, really: Love,” Wanja says. “From that day, things just progressed and grew despite us both going back to study in Florida and Sydney, respectively.”

From that magical moment they dated until 2019 when Junior proposed and speaking of their four year dating.

He also planned the proposal to have her family surprise her the moment she said yes in Tigoni. He inscribed her favorite poem in the ring. Cute!

Their wedding was to happen in May, but they postponed it owing to covid 19. It took place in July.

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Junior Nyong’o with his new wife 1

Mr. Wanja! Anyang Nyong’o’s son Junior might be taking wife’s first name as his last

The cute couple had to make hard decisions and in a back and forth communication with family and friends they settled on a date and scrambled to plan the big day. They now plan to relocate to another country in 2021.

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Lupita Nyong’o reveals little known details about loneliness while working

As the Bible aptly states, “Money answereth all things, ” something Lupita Nyong’o is likely aware of. The Kenyan actress is well-heeled financially and probably understands the veracity of this phrase firsthand.

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Lupita Nyong’o in black and white

The verse was attributed to the richest man in the Bible-King Solomon. Since money is the means by which material things are obtained, it “meets a response in all things.”

Solomon was fabulously wealthy but he knew that riches had their limitations. He recognised that a materialistic way of life does not unlock the door to happiness.

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Lupita recently revealed the tough times she goes through when filming movies. The actress who has all the money she could spend for many lifetimes still desires something only her family can give her-their time, love and companionship.

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Lupita Nyong’o with her mother

The Hollywood star recently spoke to British Vogue saying that movie sets can be very lonely places for actors and actresses during shoots.

She explained that she normally gets lonely when fellow cast members go home to their families after their shoots, a privilege she does not enjoy.

“Filming is so time-consuming and intense. With Black Panther, a lot of us were single. On Little Monsters, nobody was single. Everyone, when they are done with their day’s work, wants to go home to their families, which makes a whole lot of sense. When you don’t have that it’s very isolating,” she disclosed.

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Lupita, Trevor and her mother

It should be noted that Kenya’s finest and most well-known actress has no family members abroad as all of them reside in the motherland.

Question is would you rather be like Lupita(with all the money in the world and be far apart from family) or have all the time for family but with little in terms of money?

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Lupita Nyong’o among Forbes list of the 50 most powerful women in Africa

Lupita Nyong’o just keeps on piling up the accolades after she was been named among the 50 most powerful and influential women from across the continent by Forbes Magazine Africa.

The Forbes List that was released on Friday 13th March, is aimed to celebrate women who are changing the status quo in the continent ranging from media personalities to businesswomen, artists, and political leaders.

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Ms. Lupita was recognized for being a voice for women, especially black women and teaching them to live boldly despite their skin color. When she won the Oscar for best-supporting actress in 2014 for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, it inspired young girls to continue pursuing their dreams since they could also make it.

Her book Sulwe that was inspired by Nyong’o’s childhood experiences, has become a New York Times best-seller.

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The cover of Lupita’s book

There were only two Kenyans on the list; Lupita and Jennifer Riria, the Group CEO of Echo Network Africa and founding member of Kenya Women Finance Trust.

These 3 eligible bachelors could wife-up exquisite Lupita Nyong’o

Mozambican politician and humanitarian Graca Machel, the widow of both former presidents of Mozambique and South Africa Samora Machel and Nelson Mandela made it to the list as well as Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Lupita with Oprah Winfrey in a file photo

This comes a few weeks after she bagged two awards at the 51st NAACP Image Awards that was held on Saturday 22nd February at Los Angeles.

Ms Lupita won the best actress award for her role in Jordan Peele’s horror movie ‘US’ and her book Sulwe which follows the story of a young girl who wishes for her dark skin to be lighter, won the Outstanding literary work for children.

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These 3 eligible bachelors could wife-up exquisite Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o celebrated her 37th birthday this past week. The Hollywood star decided to embrace a more conservative mode of dressing but just for a while.

The beauty, who is in Nigeria working on a project with writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, brought the internet to a standstill after stepping out in an African kitenge that accentuated her pretty petite figure.

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Her head was decorated by an African crown that was in the form of a blue fabric headgear wrapped so professionally it looked like it was part of her skin.

Even the international model Naomi Campbell could not get enough of how yummy she looked in the cute outfit. While many might be amazed at how effortlessly she looked in the kitenge, my mind drifted…

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The actress looking regal

Lupita has a career that puts most people on this universe to shame and I wonder which man has the cojones, the beauty, and class to match her in marriage? Ama she shouldn’t ever get married!?

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I went back to her past and revisited some of the men she has had excellent chemistry with who could potentially put a ring on it. Yes, all these men are also Hollywood stars and that is how it goes in the celebrity world. Stars date stars.

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Lupita with Oprah Winfrey in a file photo

I came up with a shortlist of 3;

Trevor Noah

The two have bee linked a lot in the past with Miss Nyong’o visiting Trevor’s show numerously. Trevor has even posed with Lupita and her mother during one of their meetings. A future mother-in-law? Hmm?

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Lupita Nyong’o and Trevor Noah
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Lupita, Trevor and her mother

Michael B Jordan

The two starred on the very popular Marvel movie “Black Panther”. Since then, the two have been seen at many meet-ups with their glorious photos making us think of what could be?

Lupita Nyong'o and Micheal B Jordan enjoying themselves

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Lupita Nyong’o and Micheal B Jordan posing

Winston Duke

Miss Nyongo’s “US” co-star was also a prominent character in Black Panther with the two later hooking up on the Jordan Peele horror movie.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke

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Their friendship looks deep from the photos of the two together. And damn, who wouldn’t want to date a 6 foot 4 man? Lupita are you hearing?

Do you agree?

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Disney’s Queen of Katwe Actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies of brain tumor at 15

 

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young Ugandan newcomer who starred in “Queen of Katwe,” the 2016 Disney film about a chess champion’s coming of age, has died of a brain tumor. She was 15.

The young actress had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, and was cleared of the disease before it recurred.

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Nikita Queen of Katwe

2016 film was based on true story of Phiona Mutesi, who took up chess aged 9 despite not being in school, went on to compete in international tournaments.

She had been battling a tumour for about 3 years.

David Oyelowo paid tribute to the young star: “We mourn the loss of our beautiful Nikita Pearl Waligwa. She was a ball of light in Queen of Katwe and in life. Her battle with a brain tumor was humbling to witness. Her light will live on”

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Nikita Pearl

Lupita mourned her saying

It is with great sadness that I post about the passing of Nikita Waligwa, the sweet, warm, talented girl whom I worked with on the film, Queen Of Katwe. She played Gloria with such vibrancy. In her real life she had the enormous challenge of battling brain cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and community as they come to terms with having to say goodbye so soon. May she truly rest in piece. May it be well with her soul.

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Chocolate Goddess: Fans praise Lupita Nyongo for Critics Choice gown

 
The 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards went down at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo showed off her custom made Michael Kors dress.

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Lupita Nyongo Critics Choice Awards

 

Lupita Nyongo’s chocolate brown halter neck dress for the awards landed her among the best dressed list for the night.

The color, and leather racer back and a soft crepe skirt, was something she wanted to try out according to an interview she did with Vogue magazine, where she revealed she wanted to push the boundaries.

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Lupita’s chocolate brown dress

Fans have taken note of her choice of dress and labelled her a chocolate goddess. Read comments.
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Brown on brown, say wow backwards
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Great dress!
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Chocolate beauty. Just gorgeous 💞
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Honey and cocoa!!! You are truly stunning And beautiful!
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Chocolate👏🏽 goddess 👏🏽🔥🔥🔥

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‘My one prayer was to become light-skinned’ Lupita tells Oprah

Lupita Nyong’o is living the life many would envy. From becoming an unlikely Oscar winner to a Hollywood star, a children’s writer and a fashion icon all at the same time!

Extraordinary Black Women: Lupita and mum Dorothy to be honored for  Arts education

She recently added to her accolades when she was a guest at Oprah Winfrey’s home on Friday, October 25. Taking to Twitter, the talk show host revealed that they sat down to talk about her new book Sulwe and her Oscar Award.

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The cover of Lupita’s book

Lupita Nyongo is black girl magic personified and now she’s spreading that magic to kids everywhere with her new book Sulwe. She came to my house to talk about this love letter to herself and her fateful Oscars night. Our conversation airs this Sat 10/26 at 8 pm on Own TV,” Oprah wrote.

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Lupita with Oprah Winfrey

In the video, Oprah was seen holding up the book that portrays a powerful, moving picture about colourism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

In the book, Lupita writes about the challenges that the dark-skinned girl encounters and the lessons that children learn and then spends the rest of her life unlearning.

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Lupita with Oprah Winfrey

The actress explained that the inspiration for the book was drawn from not feeling beautiful.

‘This is a story for little ones, but no matter the age I hope it serves as an inspiration for everyone to walk with joy in their own skin. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin. I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned,’ she related.

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Lupita Nyongo meets all female army who inspired Black Panther 

 

Oscar winner Lupita Nyongo has teamed up with Channel 4 for a brand new TV documentary, during which the Black Panther star will travel to Benin, West Africa to discover more about a formidable all-female army.

Lupita Nyong’o aims to uncover the history of the often overlooked Agoji warriors, and with the help of extensive research, the Channel 4 doc will offer viewers an epic journey into their incredible story.

Nyong’o revealed that Black Panther’s all-female warrior tribe, known as the Dora Milaje, were inspired by the real Agoji warriors

She wrote on her Instagram:

‪I had an extremely rewarding adventure visiting Benin to find out the deeper story behind the prolific warrior women known as the Agoji, that inspired the Dora Milaje in our movie #BlackPanther. 

Lupita also shared some behind the scene photos of her moment in the country below

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Lupita Nyongo announces joining anti hunger campaign

 
Lupita Nyongo is lending her famous faces to a very good cause. Lupita has teamed up with Michael Kors to star in the brand’s fifth annual Watch Hunger Stop Campaign in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

This move will be rigth as the world anticipates marking the World Food Day on October 16.

The proceeds from the campaign will go towards providing meals for children in need around the globe.

Lupita shared a statement that she is proud and honored to be part of such a cause

I admire @MichaelKors’ commitment to stopping worldwide hunger and I’m delighted to join his Watch Hunger Stop campaign. In partnership with the World Food Programme, they have delivered over 18 million meals to children in need including funding meals for schools. For every post with #WatchHungerStop, @MichaelKors will donate 100 meals to the WFP.

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Kenyans and Nigerians in Tweet war concerning Lupita Ny’ong’o

Kenyans and Nigerians have historically gone at each others necks over the years on Twitter. Most of the time the playful banter isn’t often about serious issues but ends with a lot of mirth and laughter afterwards.

This weekend Kenya and Nigeria were back at it again. The topic at hand was Lupita Ny’ong’o and this was one war where the swords were raised.

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Lupita Ny’ong’o

Nigerians have an issue that Lupita has been picked to play a Nigerian character in a new movie. The Kenyan-born star actress was chosen by American movie giant WarnerMedia Entertainment to play the role of a Nigerian character in the movie Adaptation of Chimamanda’s Americanah.

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Chimamanda Adichie

That decision by the media conglomerate to give the Oscar award-winning Nyong’o the role infuriated Nigerians who on Sunday, September 15, trooped to Twitter to express their displeasure and demand answers on why a Kenyan actress will be playing a Nigerian character.

Some of the comments are below;

ALMOST A BILLIONAIRE They need to stop doing this. We have fine actresses from Nigeria who can play these roles better. Lupita is good but try other people who are Nigerians. What, she’s going to be told or taught how to speak Half-baked Igbo instead of A real Nigerian?

JERNINZ 🎀👠💄❤ The same way other countries are complaining of Nigerians taking their place in their country
kim.sirma I don’t know why you guys are complaining yet the whole lion king album was all Nigerian but not East African. 🙄Chinenye Onyechi Let’s wait an hear the accent. Mscheeew!
P▪️A▪️S▪️H You people should stop this thing. Read on the thing first please. Lupita bought the rights to the movie, nobody is casting her, she is literally casting herself!

What do you think about this issue? Do the Nigerians have a point to feel aggrieved?

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My mum is my style inspiration – Lupita Nyongo

 

Lupita Nyongo was influenced by something her mother did every Sunday.

In the latest issue of Vanity Fair Magazine Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, who loves fashion, says her mother Dorothy is her inspiration.

“The gesture of my style is definitely my mom. I always thought she was very elegant, and she was always present with the way she put herself together without being precious,” says Nyong’o, citing her mother’s ritual home manicure every Sunday night while the family watched television together. But she also looked up to her Aunt Amondi, her mother’s sister, whose style tacked in the opposite direction: black leather jackets, a mohawk at one point, even the motorcycle to complete the look. “I kind of oscillated between the two. I find I love the elegant, the classic, the simple, but I also like the outrageous and the quirky and the almost accidental.”

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In the interview she also discusses why she doesn’t open up about her private life, especially those she is linked to romantically saying

 “I feel like there’s parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don’t.”

Her popular fathers fighting spirit has also instilled in her alot and shaped her career

“I was born into a political family. My father was fighting for what he believed in,” says Nyong’o. “I think it was really just instilled in me that there are things in this world that are worth changing—part of living is about trying to transform the world into, you know…the world that we want to be a part of.”

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Junior Nyong’o amazes Kenyans with his stylish long dress

Peter Junior Nyong’o has been a leading proponent and observer in trying out new androgynous and gender-bending fashions.

The famous son and brother of Governor Anyang Nyong’o and Lupita Nyong’o is not afraid to use dress how he wants.

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Lupita and Junior in a file photo

His recently posted an image of himself wearing a long black dress and a colourful leso. His caption read;

Fl🌺wer B🌸y aka Junelope Jones. Fit by @zerobyzawadi

The post inevitably elicited many comments from his followers with many being largely positive. Some of those comments are below;

chandlernwilson; Where do you find your dresses & skirts? I adore them & I’m trying to find dresses that fit a masculine body type! 🙂
wangari.mathenge; Eish! Sawa!!!
averyjnett; Hello you are perfect
vogueforme; Category is #heteronormativitysoboring
sellahtreza: 🔥🔥🔥🔥@juniornyongo
parisbenjamin; Fantastic
erick_mwinga; 🔥 🔥 Allot of love💋💋💋💋💋😘😘😘😘
princess_sehai34; @juniornyongo Your Style Is Awesome I love It hope your Having An Amazing And Bless day.
zerobyzawadi; Nobody has more #WaysToWearSayaris than you do! 🔥🔥🔥 Ok maybe you trail closely behind @zawadinyongo 😘 … Thank you for being part of our #ZeroByZawadiTribe 🙏🏾!

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Junior Nyongo in a long dress

guillermodzomba; This look got me stealing my sister’s miniskirts..🤔😂😂.
ruthosiemo; 👌 I need one like that.its so🔥
duckleberryfinn; So obsessed! Love this look!
sammycruz24; You give me life 👌🏼🔥❤️
ericaheap; rocking it 🤟🤟
nitinashe; stuntinggg

This is not the first Kenyan celeb to try out ambisexual fashions. Ian Nene, popularly known as the character Almasi on the Citizen T.V show Machachari has displayed his epicene style to the consternation and display for many of some Kenyans.

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Almasi aka Ian Nene

They have even taken it as far as to question his sexuality because of his style, something that he has defiantly refused to address and is living his life his way.

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Met Gala 2019: All the iconic looks at fashions biggest night out

 

The brightest stars in fashion and Hollywood collide Monday at the Met Gala, the biggest party of the year thrown by the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

And three paragons of style – Gabrielle Union, Naomi Campbell and Lupita Nyongo – were determined to make the most of their entrance as they commanded attention in outrageous ensembles.

See all the iconic looks on the Red Carpet

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Nicki Minaj attended the 2019 Met Gala wearing a beautiful, custom Prabal Gurung gown with a long, gorgeous train
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Ciara left us green with envy at the Met Gala
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Lupita stunned in a rainbow tulle shoulder versace gown
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Cardi B showed up on the 2019 Met Gala red carpet in a dark red Thom Browne gown with an enormous feather train
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Tracee Ellis Ross poses inside a picture frame while walking the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Serena Williams wore a stunning yellow creation by Atelier Versace on the red carpet
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Janelle Monae wore Christian Siriano
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The stunning actress wore a long-sleeved silver and black custom dress from Dundas
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Naomi Campbell is stunning as always on the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 6) i

Lupita Nyongo wore this Sh550,000 outfit to promote her movie

 

This can pay how many years rent? Wait, how about buying a vitz?

The dress worn by Lupita Nyongo is 5,500 dollars.

It is a drapped dress by  Schiaparelli.

Lupita Nyongo’s hot pink look has grabbed the attention of netizens, dazzling in hot pink while promoting her new film in Florida. The “Us” star rocked this bright dress by designer Schaparelli, and Nine West heels.

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Lupita

The designer Elsa Schiaparelli is one of the most renowned personalities in fashion history. She is known for her pink clothes.

Pink is the color of happiness. From a physiological standpoint, the color is said to encourage action, inspire confidence, stimulate energy, and increase pulse rate.

 

Lupita Nyong’o Among Celebrities Who Raised 14 Million Dollars Shillings For Hurricane Harvey Victims

They say God Loves a cheerful giver and yes its always good to give a helping hand to someone who urgently needs help in terms of anything that one can afford to give out and that is why hand in hand telephone campaign has come up to help victims of Hurricane disaster which left many homeless and others dead.

Hurricane Harvey became the first major hurricane in the United States since Wilma in 2005 and it only affected people in Texas and its environs. This has left many people dead.

In one of the photos, Lupita is among rapper Niki Minaj who is known to be big in the rap game industry in the United States.

Oscar award winner actress Lupita Nyong’o has joined other known celebrities in the United States to help raise money for the victims affected by the hurricane in the hand in hand telephone campaign that has raised fourteen million dollars so far.

Lupita is a Kenyan who is based in the United States and is daughter to the newly elected Governor of Kisumu, Anyang Nyong’o

The money raised to help the victims affected with the hurricane. She took to her instagram urging people to keep donating whatever little they have to help a neighbor affected with the unexpected on going Hurricane.

Here are the photos:

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ZINGATIA USALAMA! Lupita Nyongo’s Father In TROUBLE After Breaking Traffic Rules (PHOTO)

Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o – father to Oscar Award winner Lupita Nyong’o – has come under sharp criticism after photos surfaced showing him flouting traffic rules.

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