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.
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.
[READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE.]