Kenyan Holywood actress Lupita Nyong’o has responded to a statement made by Tourism CS Najib Balala explaining why she was not picked as Magical Kenya’s international ambassador.
Speaking at Kenyatta University during the issuance of certificates to 60 researchers who did studies on the impacts of COVID-19 on the travel and tourism industry in Kenya last year Balala claimed that his ministry had unsuccessfully tried to get in touch with Lupita Nyong’o for five years now before opting for British supermodel Naomi Campbell for the position
“I know everybody is asking why not Lupita. Lupita has commitments and her managers cannot allow us to access her. We’ve spent the last five years looking for Lupita,” Mr Balala said.
Junior Nyong’o, the Kisumu governor’s son has finally wed his girlfriend, singer Wanja Wohoro.
The wedding was held in Limuru yesterday in an exclusive ceremony.
The wedding was attended by family members and close friends only.
The couple excitedly shared photos of their big day on their social media pages.
“@wanjawohoro, I will walk for miles to water your roots every single day until you are too tall and impossible for anyone to ignore. My strong steadfast Acacia. Ineffable in stature and beauty. The shade of your branches will always be my refuge.“
On the other hand, Wanja wrote;
“You are a fixed point in my universe, and the best friend I’ve ever known. ‘🧡 Not the wedding we planned originally, but ultimately even more perfect and intimate than we could have ever imagined. So many thanks to @zereniti_house for hosting us SO wonderfully.”
Lupita Nyong’o, the sister to Junior was not able to attend but sent a congratulatory message to newly wedded couple.
“Yup, he is off the market, folks! Sharing a moment of joy in my family’s life when my sweet, gentle, loving baby brother @juniornyongo made his declaration of love to his new bride @wanjawohoro this week. I still cannot believe I was not physically present, but thank God for technology! Welcome to the family, Wanja”
Kenyan politics is normally a disappointing affair for those who are looking for serious solutions to the many problems that we face as a country.
And that makes us have a less than opinion of these policymakers. But that doesn’t mean that our politicians aren’t good at doing certain things. One of those is getting offspring who look good to look at and are also stylish to boot.
Today we will be focusing on the stylish and fashionable daughters of some of these politicians. They are below:
The Oscar award-winning actress is Kenya’s best celluloid export. The second daughter of Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o earns major bucks, having appeared in highly rated Hollywood films like 12 Years a Slave.
Lupita apart from being a Hollywood star who earns Sh800 million a film according to America’s Celebrity Net-Worth, has also graced the covers of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, People, Elle, Marie Claire, Essence and Glamour.
This is due to her value as a stylish fashionista. She speaks Spanish, Luo, English and Kiswahili.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s only daughter made her first public appearance in 2013, when her father became Head of State following the 2013 General Election.
Her style is laid back and one would confuse her for a run of the mill girl and not the daughter of a billionaire president. Ngina is more at home in jeans and shirts. She loves big machines with the Land Rover Discovery being the ride she’s mostly spotted in.
Tallisa Moi is a very private person and is the granddaughter of Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, and the daughter to Philip Moi.
Tallisa hit the news when she was rumoured to be dating Jaba, the second son of President Uhuru after the two publicly shared photos on Instagram. Tallisa then quit social media.
Makenna Maria Ngugi
She is the daughter of Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris. The petite lass who has many men thirsting over her beautiful looks came to the limelight in 2012 when she launched her music career at the age of 16.
Makenna who has modeled before has named some of her favourite international artistes as Rihanna, Akon, TI, T-Pain, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé.
Peter Kenneth’s daughter caused a social media storm when she was introduced alongside his hunky brother Andrew Kenneth during the launch of her father’s presidential bid in 2013.
The fisi’s came out in droves to find out who the fine gyel.
Firyal Nur the beautiful daughter to Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohammed. She is a designer located in the US whose collection ranges from khanga shorts and cotton shirts to a blend of Ethiopian fabrics and some exotic pieces.
She was rumoured to be dating Muhoho Kenyatta in the past.
Mike Sonko’s daughter’s
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is a man blessed with 3 beautiful and stylish daughter; Saumu, Salma and Sandra. Although Saumu his first-born is the most well-known, his two other daughters are also known for their style and class.
Moses Wetangula’s daughter
Bungoma Senator is a proud father of a daughter named Sheila Wetangula. Sheila is a mother and lives in Sweden.
Kenyans have many beautiful female celebrities in the entertainment industry, politics and even sports,They are a representation of Kenya’s population.
This kills the stereotype that Kenya does not produce gorgeous women.
The attractive women in this list are the ones I believe would provide stunning babies if a man was to have children with them.
For the sake of argument, the list looks at two categories which we can look to distinguish for healthy and attractive children. Their facial symmetry (beauty) and physical properties (big posteriors).
The socialite is rumoured to be seeing Statehouse operative and Mr. moneybags Jomo Gecaga. And why wouldn’t he? She is a pleasure to look at.
Even eligible bachelor Otile Brown was infatuated with this woman! And while I may not like the heavily synthetic Vera of today, she once had the stereotypical body that was curvy and not fat. Yes, a delicate balance that many try and fail at.
This is Corazon’s younger sister and she seems to be following in the same vein as her sister, that of being a socialite. The lady has been blessed with some delicious curves like her sister and she also has the ambition to succeed. Where is her Italian man?
The darker the berry the sweeter the juice is a phrase that best encapsulates the first African woman to win an Oscar. She did so by playing the role of a slave. In the movie, you couldn’t tell that a pretty woman lay underneath all the scars and tears but there was one.
The radio presenter started out as with the musical group called SEMA and has since flourished and branched out onto a somewhat successful solo career.
The socialite who started out on Big Brother is now an established “boss woman” and is still as beautiful to look at as she was when in her early twenties.
Everyone has their opinions but mine are always right!
A community arts institution will honor Lupita Nyongo and her mum Dorothy on October 21st, for leading by example as advocates for the importance of arts education through their inspiring accomplishments.
The annual Harlem School of the Arts will honor the two with the Visionary Lineage Award.
Harlem School of the Arts is a talent incubator for so many rising stars and established artists,
Its vision is to nurture tomorrow’s creative thinkers, innovators, and leader through exposure and training in the arts!
Dorothy Nyong’O, serves as the Managing Trustee of the Africa Cancer Foundation. She is the First Lady of Kisumu County and Director of the 7th Sense Communication Limited.
She is the First Lady of Kisumu County and Director of the 7th Sense Communication Limited. Dorothy is a strong believer that a cancer free Africa dream will be realized through Africa Cancer Foundation, as she has participated and organized several conferences around the world.
We are so excited to honor Dorothy at our Fall Gala this year!
Congratulations to Kisumu county first lady and her gorgeous daughter.
Lupita Nyong’o plays as Maz Kanata in the new “Star Wars” trilogy which was produced in 2015. Even though it is in motion pictures, her involvement was definitely recognized in the Disney film.
All of Hollywood is definitely rooting for Lupita and she definitely gave the fans a run for their money.
4. 12 years a slave
Lupita Nyong’o in 12 years a slave which was produced in 2013 plays as Patsey, although she takes on a supporting role in the film. However, her role is one that you can not forget even after you finish the film.
12 Years” was nominated for seven Golden Globes including Best Picture, four SAG Awards and seven Spirit Awards, among others.
This was a movie that was shot in Katwe, a slum in Kampala Uganda.
The movie is about a young girl who comes from a poor family and her mother which is the role Lupita played, struggles against everything and anything to not only put the food on the table but to also enrol her and her brother in school.
6. Jungle book
The 2016 film where is a fantasy movie where Lupita Nyong’o acts as stars as mother wolf Raksha in the film.
The voice over in this film by Lupita not only shows us how flexible and diverse she is in the film industry, but it also shows us how talented a person she is.
Lupita Nyong’o plays Ayira, a waitress hustling to rise up the social ladder in Shuga in the series which was produced in 2008. Shuga is a television series set in Nairobi. It is about HIV/AIDS and the struggle that city women and men go through to get to the top of their careers.
Lupita Nyong’o has apologised for offending members of the disabled community with the voice she used as the terrifying doppelgänger Red in Jordan Peele’s Us.
The actress, 36, was responding to backlash from disability groups, who criticised her for crediting Spasmodic Dysphonia as an inspiration for the strained way she spoke as the character.
Discussing how she came up with her character’s speech while on The View on Thursday, the Black Panther star explained: ‘The voice of Red was a composite of influences and definitely a creation of my imagination.
‘But I was inspired by a condition called Spasmodic Dysphonia, which is a neurological disorder, which can be triggered by physical and emotional trauma.
‘In my processes as an actor, one of the things I look to do is to find ways into the most human and most real parts of the camera, and to steer clear of a judgement of them as good or evil, pleasant or creepy.’
She said factors like the way Robert F Kennedy Jr speaks, as well as her research on ‘laryngeal fractures, and vocal cord haemorrhages and [her] own experience with vocal injury’ shaped the way she spoke as Red.
Adding that she also met with people who have Spasmodic Dysphonia, she said that she ‘thought by speaking up about it, and mentioning it, it might have helped shed light on the condition.’
Lupita continued: ‘I understand that it’s a very marginal group of people who suffer from this, and so the thought that I would in a way offend them was not my intention.
‘In my mind, I wasn’t interested in vilifying or demonising the condition. I crafted Red with love and care. So as much as it is in a very genre-specific world, I really wanted to ground her in something that felt real.’
The Oscar-winning actress then apologised, as she concluded: ‘So for all of that, I say sorry to anyone that I may have offended.’
We are in the era where women are empowered and educated as compared to yesteryears when women were just obligated to cook,till land and give birth.
Nowadays it is not unusual to find women being the sole breadwinners, and in Kenya we have several female celebrities proving this. They are self made millionaires.
Below is the list of of some of the women who not only work hard for their money but are also role models for many girls out there.
She is one of the richest female celebrities who proves that being a single mum does not pain as long as one earns money through hard work.
She owns several mansions in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and it was rumored she also has one mansion in Kenya. She was a pop music artist but she quit music to build a business empire. She is also a brand ambassador for softcare diaper, that affords her a lavish life.
The secular turned gospel artist and actress has landed many endorsement deals. She is also a radio presenter who is wife to a top DJ.
Her cute daughter is the face of softcare diapers in Kenya. She has worked with car company Jaguar, and owns a jaguar XF, an upgrade from a Toyota Celina which is estimated to be worth 4.8 million shillings.
It is one thing to have famous parent(s) but it is also another thing to live up to their expectations. This famous parents have however started to coach their children according to the paths their children want and it has clearly bore fruits as we see their children excelling in their own industry.
Below are some of the celebrity kids you didn’t know had famous parents,
She is a natural treasure to the country and an inspiration to young actors in the Kenyan industry. Despite the fact that she is a Hollywood star, her father is Anyang’ Nyong’o, the current Governor of Kisumu County
Going natural has become the new thing in town. In a world where Melanin queens are appreciating themselves, it has all started with our nappy African hair. These celebrities however prefer having short hair and they rock it like queens. Oh, and we are not complaining.
Here are some celebrities who rock short hair like the queens they are,
He is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has recently ventured into business and started his clothing line known as Pyramid.
4. Tracee Ellis Ross
She is an American actress, model, comedian, director and television host, best known for her lead role as Joan Clayton in the comedy series Girlfriends and Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish
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5. Lupita Nyong’o
She is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. She appreciates her roots and is always ready to support African designers by wearing their designs.
Days after Akothee stated that hustling lanes have no traffic, her daughter Rue has been nominated for an award by the lavish DEAR Awards to be held in Texas.
The Diaspora Entertainment Awards and Recognition(DEAR) which is in its fourth year, honour individuals and entities for their relentless efforts in furthering the development and unity of our people in the diaspora.
Rue is not only a model but also the face of Nivea, a role she greatly played with pride, inspite of backlash by petty Kenyans who thought that she did not deserve that role.
Akothee took to her Instagram to announce the good news of her daughter being nominated for the awards urging people to vote while reminiscing on how she never thought that her daughter would turn out this good. She wrote
“Waking up to God’s blessings @rue.baby from Rongo to the World , go my baby go , VOTE @rue.baby BEST MODEL OF YEAR @Dearawards , Well , I did your visas before you became a professional model thinking of just travelling with you the World, but now you travelling for good & better reasons , My daughter just do what you are good at doing , you never know who is watching , congratulations on your nominations POWER OF MANIFESTATION”
This seems to be a good year for some Kenyan. Kenyan-born actress Lupita Nyongo is on the list of celebrities to be honored with a star on the Hollywood of Fame.
The high profile activity has been slated for 2019, and also on the list include actor/producer Tyler Perry, Terrence Howard, Guillermo del Toro, Lucy Liu, Cedric the Entertainer and many more.
Wanuri Kahiu the movie director of Rafiki” joins top Hollywood personalities to become members of the movie Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people and Wanuri is among the 928 people invited.
These ladies above are proof that being a woman does not limit you from achieving your dreams rather it pushes you to work harder to prove to the world that women and girls literally run the world.
Here are photos of Akothee’s daughter doing what she loves most (Modelling).