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Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar win celebrated across Kenya

  | March 04, 2014 10:04 IST (Nairobi)
12 Years A Slave

Lupita made it a point to say that no matter where you are from, you dreams are valid. Image: AP

President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in celebrating the Oscar victory of Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie 12 Years A Slave.

President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in celebrating the Oscar victory of Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie 12 Years A Slave.
Kenyatta told Nyong'o on Twitter: "You are the pride of Africa."
On March 2, the day of the Oscars, Kenyatta issued a statement saying Lupita's accomplishment testifies not only to her talent but also her determination and willingness to go that extra mile which success unfailingly demands.
Social media sites Facebook and Twitter were awash with congratulatory messages from Kenyans for Nyong'o.
Kenyan film director and critic Ogova Ondego, while celebrating the win of Nyong'o, criticized Kenya's government and people for not supporting the arts.

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