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Mashujaa Day dedicated to Lupita in Harlem

Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has added another feather to her cap by having a day dedicated to her in a New York City neighbourhood.

The Kenyan actress, who is currently in the limelight after the release of the eagerly awaited Star Wars trailer, announced on Instagram that October 20 had been declared Lupita Nyong’o Day in Harlem.

The day was dedicated to her by US Representative for New York’s 13th congressional district congressman Charles Rangel.

The actress wrote: “October 20th declared Lupita Nyong’o Day in Harlem?! My heart is swollen with the love and welcome I just received from the Harlem Community at @MIST_harlem @michaelaangelad #EclipsedPlay #HarlemWorld @publictheaterny THANK YOU, congressman Charles Rangel and office for the dumbfounding honor.”


Her fans immediately congratulated her. An Instagram user ( xgeneration2020) wrote: “You have nothing more to prove in this world @Lupita. Am not a fan of dark colour girls but I can’t stop loving you” while (nadiakrystyn) said, “Mashujaa day Lupita you have influenced the world God bless.”

Another user (loisebobo) said: “How cool is that @lupitanyongo ….. As we celebrate Mashujaa day…. You are also celebrated in Harlem!”

Harlem is a neighborhood within New York City that since the 1920s has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center.

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