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From Kenya To Hollywood : Lupita Amondi Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o in US

by PPP TV May 15, 2020

The 37-year-old despite being born in Mexico City on March 1, 1983, to Kenyan politician and professor, Peter Anyang Nyong'o and Dorothy Ogoda Buyu, was raised in Kenya from the age of one.

She attended her university in the United States, Hampshire University for Bachelor of Arts and Yale University for Master Of Fine Arts.

Lupita started her career in 2005, working as a part of the production crew for films like The Constant Gardener Directed by Fernando Mierelles, in 2006, she was part of the team for The Namesake Directed by Mira Nira and Where God Left His Shoes Directed by Salvatore Stabile in 2007.

She debuted her acting career in 2008 in the short film East River.

Lupita proved that she is multifaceted when she wrote, produced, directed, and edited her documentary, In My Genes. In her debut single, Sulwe Song, which she wrote a book for, Lupita debuted her music career.

Lupita is Fluent in Swahili, Spanish, Luo, and English.

She continues to be one of the most powerful women in Africa.

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