After Lupita Nyong’o, a Kenyan Hollywood star, revealed her breakup with American television host Selema Masekela, her fans banded together to express their support for her. Lupita, who didn’t name anyone specifically, used Instagram to express what she called a “deeply personal truth,” stating that she is currently experiencing sadness due to a love that was cruelly and quickly destroyed by dishonesty.
Masekela has kept quiet about the situation and turned off comments on his Instagram post. In December of the previous year, Lupita Nyong’o, a well-known Hollywood actress made news in 2014 for becoming the first Kenyan to win an Oscar.
She is the second African to accomplish this accomplishment after South African actress Charlize Theron, made a public announcement about her relationship with Masekela.
Selema supports Lupita Nyong’o
Selema, who is the famous South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela’s son, also showed his admiration for Nyong’o in a different social media post. Our hearts are in sync, he said, expressing his feelings. Lupita Nyong’o has my absolute and undying adoration.
In her article regarding their split, Nyong’o emphasized that her love had been “extinguished due to deceit” and that she wanted to “openly distance herself from someone she can no longer have faith in.”
Fans shower support for Nyong’o
The couple’s supporters were shocked to learn of their separation. They had found the news of their connection to be heartening, especially as Masekela had spent years asking his own followers for tips on how to approach the “Black Panther” actor.
Fans of Lupita Nyong’o and several of her fellow celebrities have shared a lot of messages on social media expressing their love for the actress. Her outstanding performances in well-known Hollywood productions like “Us” and “Black Panther” have brought her a sizable fan base.
The Oscar-winning director Ava DuVernay said, “We stand by you with love and a strong sense of sisterhood,” expressing her support and sisterly affection. Your accomplishments are well recognized, and we can confidently and unwaveringly celebrate them.”
Many admirers have praised Nyong’o for her “courage” and her readiness to speak candidly with the public about a private and sensitive subject.
In her post, Nyong’o expressed her hope that by sharing her story, she might be able to encourage someone else going through heartbreak to stay in the moment and not rush out of it, missing out on the wisdom that heartbreak can bring.
More about Lupita Nyong’o
Actress Lupita Nyong’o is of Kenyan and Mexican heritage. She has been nominated for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe Award, and she has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award and a Daytime Emmy Award.
While her father was a teacher in Mexico City, Lupita Nyong’o, the daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, was born. Since she was three years old, she has lived in Kenya. She then attended college in the US, graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and film studies. She started out in Hollywood as a production assistant.
She starred in the short film “East River” in 2008 before going back to Kenya to work as the lead actress in the television series “Shuga” from 2009 to 2012. She afterward enrolled at Yale School of Drama to pursue a master’s degree in acting.
She was cast as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s biographical film “12 Years a Slave” (2013), which was her first significant film role, shortly after graduating. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and received high praise from critics for her performance.
Lupita Nyong’o is an advocate for historic preservation in addition to her acting career. She actively advocates for women’s and animal rights and is vocal about the significance of stopping sexual harassment. She was crowned the “Most Beautiful Woman” in 2014 by People magazine. “Sulwe,” a children’s book written by Nyong’o, debuted at the top of the New York Times Best-Seller list in 2019.
Along with that, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Narrator for her work on the documentary series “Serengeti.” Moreover, Nyong’o was named one of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women by Forbes in 2020.