It was recently announced that Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o will take a leading role in the picturisation of ‘Americanah‘, the widely celebrated novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All in all, the face of the young actress was omnipresent in the media since she won the Oscar for her role in the drama ‘12 Years Slave‘.
Of course, her international success was also celebrated in her home country, where it was just a matter of time until musicians would dedicate a song to her. Chris Adwar (from The Villagers Band) did just that. In the Benga ballad ‘Lupita‘ he translates his adoration into beautiful lyrics. In one line, he asks: “Who is this guy called Oscar and has he paid the bride price?”
Watch below the version with the lyrics translated into English.