Lupita Nyong’o is one to watch out for this year, she was one of my best dressed at the Golden globe Awards.the 30-year-old actress looked impeccable in a yellow vinyl frock by Prada for the colour-blocked image shot by Sharif Hamza.
The bronzed beauty announced to her 50,000 instagram followers ‘Proud to be on the cover of Dazed & Confused Feb 2014 issue. First UK magazine cover!!’
Nyong’o will compete against Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, and June Squibb at the SAG Awards airing Saturday on TNT and TBS.
She’s also up for an ensemble award along with her 12 Years A Slave castmates
The Kenyan star said she decided to become an actress after watching Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar-nominated performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. She said;
‘Whoopi Goldberg looked like me, she had hair like mine, she was dark like me,’ ‘I’d been starved for images of myself. I’d grown up watching a lot of American TV. There was very little Kenyan material, because we had an autocratic ruler who stifled our creative expression.’
She’ll next role will be a flight attendant, Gwen in the action flick Non-Stop – due out February 28 – with Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Michelle Dockery.
Nice one Lupita! Keep doing Africa Proud.