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LUPITA NYONG’O ON MTV – LONG BEFORE SHE BECAME THE FAMOUS CELEBRITY

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LUPITA NYONG’O ON MTV – LONG BEFORE SHE BECAME THE FAMOUS CELEBRITY

Yes, Lupita Nyong’o is everyone’s darling – not just of Africa’s; maybe even more of the western world. Not that we are complaining. Of course not, after all we don’t mind sharing, as long as we all remember that Africa is the land of raw talents, yeah?. But, I digress. Back in 2008, before Lupita hit the Yale School of Drama, she tested her already considerable skills on MTV. Some might say, it was just MTV Kenya, but nonetheless, she started the ‘perfection’ of her arts at home and even had a leading role on a Viacom production.

What we’ve got here is the first full episode of Shuga a sharp, provocative show set in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. Nyong’o plays Ayira, a waitress hustling to rise up the social ladder — and we do mean hustling. The series was part of MTV Kenya’s Staying Alive Ignite! initiative, a series of shows and announcements that tried to take sex in the age of the African AIDS crisis seriously.

Here, Nyong’o’s character flirts with whomever she wants, whenever she wants, using her brains and beauty to create a better life for herself. The character verges on unsympathetic, which is thrilling to watch — especially since Lupita seems so likable in her real-life post-Oscar glow.

Even at 25, she absolutely had the audience in the palm of her hand.

Watch the Lupita Nyong’o on MTV’s video below for proof this was a star actress waiting to be found long before the days of stardom hit – and maybe its proof positive for you as well to, START WHERE YOU ARE!

Source: MTV Staying Alive

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Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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