What a year Lupita Nyong’o has had on and off-screen in projecting different characters and angles to her work, and the New York Times has noticed.
Aside from acting, Lupita made quite a good impression and melt the hearts of kids with her new book, Sulwe. Focusing more on the topic of colourism to let kids with colour know the beauty in appreciating one’s skin. Sulwe was well received not just by kids but, also by adults who have faced different forms of abuse based on the colour of their skins. Lupita linked the inspiration behind the book to her own personal experiences, discriminative comments and more rained on her while growing up.
With that aside, Lupita has been simply a phenomenon on screens as well. Her classic appearance in the hit movie US by Jordan Peele as Red was one of the talking moments of the year. Prior to that, she had played amazing characters in blockbuster movies in the past like Black Panther, to mention but a few.
Lupita also spent part of her year documenting the real story of the all-female warrior from Benin, whose story inspired Dora Milaje characters in Black Panther. New York Times has wrapped the year for her by naming her among the Great Performers.
She joined talents like Leonardo Dicaprio, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, and more on the list.
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