Hello people…Enjoying the weekend soo far? Let’s add a touch of inspiration and colour with a story from Kenya.
The Queen of Katwe star, Lupita Nyong’o takes Vogue to Kenya for the October issue. “I want to create opportunities for people of colour”…
Around Christmas of 2014, Lupita got an email from the director Mira Nair with the script for Queen of Katwe, which tells how Phiona Mutesi, an uneducated girl from the slums of Uganda, rises to become the chess champion of her country and an international chess master. Nair wanted her to play Phiona’s mother, Harriet. “Five pages in I wrote my manager and agent with the words ‘I must do this film,’ ” says Lupita.
Read the Vogue cover story here
Lupita’s parents, grandma and family must be really proud of her..Vogue also joined her as she and her father venture around her family’s farm in Kisumu and cooks ugali with her mother.
Photos courtesy of Coloures
When you take one of the biggest magazines in the world with a group of editors and photographers to your home town in Kenya…Then you know you are a STAR! Thumbs up to Lupita who is definitely rocking the entertainment scene right now..
Keep Reppin’ Africa
Have a nice weekend y’all.