Oscar Win for Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o has won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the historical drama 12 Years a Slave.
  • Nigeria:  Harvest of Awards - As Lupita Nyong' O Makes MTV Movie Awards List!

    Vanguard, 8 March 2014

    MTV has announced the nominees for the "2014 MTV Movie Awards," setting the stage for an epic showdown between critically-acclaimed films, The Wolf of Wall Street and American ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Nairobi Rush to Cash in On Lupita Nyong'o Oscar Win

    The Star, 8 March 2014

    On March 3, which was designated by AU Summit (February 2012) to celebrate Wangari Maathai Day, Nairobians woke up to the news that one of their renowned daughters, Lupita Nyong'o, ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Oscar Win to Boost Kenya's Fledgling Entertainment Industry

    Inter Press Service, 5 March 2014

    Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar victory for her supporting performance in the critically acclaimed film "12 Years a Slave" has raised hopes of a much-needed boost to Kenya's fledgling ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Uganda Gushes Over Lupita Directing Bobi Wine's Video

    The Star, 5 March 2014

    Ugandans are showing their support for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o's win at the Oscar's. They are lauding her win and linking it to her directorial role in shooting Wahu and Bobi ... read more »

  • Africa:  New World Record, Oscars 'Selfie' Hits Over a Million Retweets and Crushes Twitter

    CIO East Africa, 4 March 2014

    The 86th Oscars Awards host Ellen De Generes selfie has broken a world record after becoming the World's most retweeted photo with 3, 108, 562 retweets as at 6.06 AM on 3rd March. read more »

  • Uganda:  Lupita Nyong'o Becomes First Black African to Win Oscar

    The Observer, 4 March 2014

    At Sunday's Academy awards, 31-year-old Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o was the star of the evening in fashion, in history and in Oscar triumph. read more »

  • Kenya:  Fashion - Lupita's Epic Fashion Fail

    The Observer, 4 March 2014

    Please allow me to exercise my 'Fat Boy Syndrome' today and be a critic when I should be joining the rest of Africa to celebrate Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o taking the prestigious Oscar ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenyans Celebrate Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar

    Deutsche Welle, 3 March 2014

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in celebrating the Oscar victory of Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o. She won the 'Best Supporting Actress' award for her role in the movie ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Incredible Lupita Nyong'o Bags Oscar

    The Star, 4 March 2014

    She has got everyone eating out of the palm of her hand. She has mesmerised the world and won every critic's heart. Lupita Nyong'o is the personality of the moment after bagging an ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenyans in U.S. Host Oscar-Viewing Parties

    The Star, 4 March 2014

    In many African traditions, when it rains especially in the run up to an important event, it is a sign of a blessing, an imminent victory. In California, it rarely rains but since ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenyans Stay Up for First Oscar Win

    The Star, 4 March 2014

    When Lupita Nyong'o walked the red carpet on the wee hours of Monday morning, Kenyans who had congregated at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi for the Oscar screening clapped ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o Wins Supporting Actress Oscar for '12 Years a Slave'

    The Star, 3 March 2014

    Lupita Nyong'o won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in drama "12 Years a Slave," read more »


  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o Wins Oscar

    Capital FM, 3 March 2014

    Lupita Nyong’o won the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her role in harrowing historical drama “12 Years a Slave, earning a standing ovation as she took the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Gets Overwhelming Oscar Suport

    The Star, 3 March 2014

    Lupita Nyong'o celebrated her 31st birthday in the company of her parents Dorothy and Anyang Nyong'o together with Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Lupita Nyong'o Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

    Premium Times, 3 March 2014

    Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong'o, on Sunday won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave. read more »

  • Kenya:  Lupita Nyong'o Shines At Academy Awards

    Vanguard, 3 March 2014

    Hollywood actor Mattew McConaughey has won Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 86th Academy Awards. Actress Cate Blanchett and Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o also won Best Actress in a ... read more »

  • Uganda:  How Lupita Nyong'o Became an Accidental Ugandan Movie Star

    The Observer, 2 March 2014

    Two Ugandan actors have told of their experience on the set of an underground local film that also featured new Hollywood starlet Lupita Nyong'o, eight years ago. read more »


  • Who Owns Lupita?

    Publication Date:
    28 February 2014

    Back in Kenya, the country is abuzz with excitement as in the United States the award season begins. The reason is Lupita Nyong'o, an actress who has ... see more »

  • Kenya:  The President's Message to Lupita Before the Oscars

    The Star, 3 March 2014

    Meanwhile, President Kenyatta sent a congratulatory message to Lupita Nyong'o before the Oscars. Kenyatta says Lupita's achievements should demonstrate to Kenyans, especially the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Oscar Director Downplays Lupita's Buzz

    The Star, 1 March 2014

    Tomorrow night we will all find out whether Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar buzz was worth it or just hot air. The Kenyan actress is up for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 ... read more »

  • Kenya:  President Wishes Lupita Nyong'o Well on Oscar Night

    Capital FM, 28 February 2014

    I join millions of Kenyan and worldwide fans to congratulate and support Lupita Nyong'o as she confronts one of the biggest nights in her career so far. Lupita's accomplishment ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Manolo Blahnik Wants Lupita to Wear His Shoes to the Oscars

    The Star, 10 February 2014

    Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named, high-end shoe brand, Manolo Blahnik wants Kenyan actress and Hollywood's 'style icon', Lupita Nyongo to wear his shoes for ... read more »