Kenyan-Mexican America-based Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o continued to make her mark in Hollywood after she bagged two awards over the weekend at the 51st NACCP Image Awards held in Los Angeles.
The actress who was not in attendance won the best actress award for her role in the hit horror movie dubbed US and another award for her book titled Sulwe. Sulwe is a fictional children’s book about a young girl who wishes her dark skin would be lighter.
The actress took to social media to express her excitement over the two wins stating that she could not be happier for the awards.
“I could not be happier to have received this honor for my first book!!!✨💜 Thank you,” read part of her post.
Lupita made her acting debut in Hollywood with a short film dubbed East River. She then returned to Kenya to take part in a television series dubbed Shuga. She later returned to the US to pursue a master’s in acting.
Later on, she starred in the hit movie dubbed 12 Years a Slave which saw her bag Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has gone on to star in hit movies such as Star Wars trilogy sequel, Black Panther among other films.
Recently, she eulogized Ugandan teenage star Nikita Pearl Waligwa who passed away after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. The teenage star acted as her on-screen daughter in the hit movie dubbed Queen of Katwe.