Cover Slayage! Lupita Nyong’o For ‘Essence’ & ‘Elle UK’ [Photos]

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Lupita Nyongo’s cover slayage continues. The Kenyan beauty covers the January issue of ESSENCE, telling the outlet.

I didn’t grow up seeing African women onstage very often, much less African women in African stories. I was in love with the world Danai created.

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On the garnered fame she experienced from 12 Years A Slave, she says:

After 12 Years a Slave and the quote-unquote meteoric rise, I felt like there was a moment where I was suffering from whiplash. I had talked so much about who I was that I’d forgotten who I was.


Authored by: Kellie Williams