Lupita Nyongo promoting Sukuma Wiki on Craig Ferguson show

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The success that is Lupita Nyong’o is now a story world wide. However the girl is as Kenyan as Kenyan gets and she keeps taking that to every interview she goes to. This is a story of pride and belonging and even in all her interviews, you can read patriotism in each of her words.

Lupita who is probably one of the most successful Kenyan actors features in the upcoming “12 years of a slave” appears in interview with a Kenyan pride not witnessed in any other celebrity from Kenya. In this video, she talks about the wildlife, points out a few things about the rhino, but most amazingly, she talks about where she goes looking for “Sukuma wiki” in Brooklyn, New York.

This to me only translates as a girl whose roots are clear and she is proudly going to take the Kenyan story across the world. The film industry in Kenya needs a hero and I think Lupita is being just that. -niaje

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