Now on the press tour for her upcoming film Queen of Katwe, Nyong’o has been making her red carpet rounds and has never looked more regal. Pairing Elie Saab and Carolina Herrera gowns with stunning head wraps gives a nod to her heritage. Furthermore, she can be spotted wearing bold, African printed pieces by black New York based designers like Kibonen NY, Busayo Olupona, and Dpipertwins.
For me, being beautiful goes beyond the exterior, and Lupita Nyong’o definitely exemplifies that. Outside of the glitz and glam, she stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration for black girls who think their dreams aren’t valid. Her involvement with Mother Health International, an organization dedicated to providing relief to mothers and children in war-torn and poverty stricken regions, landed her an honor at Variety’s Power of Women. And through her WildAid initiative, she’s taken a stance with Kenyan government to demonstrate their zero- tolerance approach to poaching and ivory smuggling.