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Lupita’s Documentary Sheds Light On The Forgotten Women Warriors

Lupita’s Documentary Sheds Light On The Forgotten Women Warriors

Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o made historians sit up last week when Channel 4 television showed her documentary, “Warrior Women”, about the fearsome but virtually unknown Agoji females from West Africa’s past. The Agoji were women fighters in the kingdom of Dahomey, present-day Benin, between the 17th and 19th centuries. As to why their story […]

Uganda: Queen of Katwe Trailer Sets Tone for the Movie

Uganda: Queen of Katwe Trailer Sets Tone for the Movie

Last week, academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o took to her Instagram and broke the news of the release of Queen of Katwe and announced the release of the trailer that was due in 24 hours. The post was punctuated with the official poster of the film. The next day, though, Ugandans more than anyone […]

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Explains Why She Chose Broadway Over Hollywood

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Explains Why She Chose Broadway Over Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o’s decision to chose Broadway over Hollywood paid off on Tuesday, when her play Eclipsed earned six Tony nominations. But in a new essay, the Oscar winner reveals she always knew the transition to the stage was the right choice for her. Writing for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Nyong’o shares that a journalist once […]

Bono Joins Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o On Broadway Stage To Remember Missing Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

Bono Joins Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o On Broadway Stage To Remember Missing Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

He’s never far away from the latest charitable cause. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that Bono found himself the VIP guest during Saturday night’s performance of Broadway’s hit show Eclipsed. The U2 frontman joined the production’s main star, Lupita Nyong’o, as the cast remembered missing schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. The veteran rocker, 55, was an audience-member […]

Eating the intra-African trade pudding: Uganda, South Africa top as neighbours drive Kenya’s tourism recovery

Eating the intra-African trade pudding: Uganda, South Africa top as neighbours drive Kenya’s tourism recovery

Proving Africa will reap from trading with itself, vacationers from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Ethiopia have shored up Kenya’s tourism. LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. […]

“Eclipsed” brings a rare and powerful portrayal of African women to Broadway

“Eclipsed” brings a rare and powerful portrayal of African women to Broadway

Even during the curtain call of Eclipsed, a time when audience members and actors usually take a collective breath and return to reality, the story’s force lingered. The theater remained steeped in the atmosphere of Liberia during the civil war in 2003, and the question left hanging in the air was, What is going to happen […]

Lupita Nyong’o ‘in talks’ to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

Lupita Nyong’o ‘in talks’ to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life

Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star in a new thriller from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 32-year-old Oscar-winner is in negotiations to join the cast of the sci-fi film titled Intelligent Life. Production of the movie – written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his collaborator Derek Connolly […]