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Lupita Nyong'o Archives · Bottom Line Kenya

The Roadside (Film Review)

October 17, 2015 |

Big Ideas Entertainment; 2009 Dir. Willie Owusu *NB: Contains mild spoilers* Those of us living the somewhat suffocating urban middle-class lifestyle in Nairobi and the other major cities will instantly relate to The Roadside. Directed by Willie Owusu, this short film revolves around a slowly disconnecting young couple played by Lupita Nyong’o (Shuga, 12 Years […]Read More

Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for “Jungle Book” Film Adaptation

April 25, 2014 |

After her Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years A Slave and subsequently featuring in the block-busting action thriller alongside Liam Neeson, Lupita Nyong’o next film role may just be on Disney’s planned adaptation of the classic Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lupita and regular Marvel super heroine Scarlett Johansson are being considered […]Read More

5 Talking Points From Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Win

March 5, 2014 |

Over the weekend, Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o bagged the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Steve Mc Queen’s 12 Years A Slave, sparking in one of the most explosive local media and social media frenzies about a foreign/international event since perhaps Barrack Obama’s election as the president of the USA back in 2008. No […]Read More

BLKE 2014 Watch List

February 2, 2014 | 1

For our month-ender/month-starter, we’ve all had the whole of January to get a rough picture of what the local entertainment scene is going to be like. So, in the spirit of randomness, here’s a very limited selection of some of who/what to look out for as the year progresses. Of course, this list is in […]Read More