When Lupita was cast on the 12 years a slave, it was yet another big moment for Kenya as one of her own was making it big in the Hollywood scene! And when the buzz of her possibly making it on the Oscar nominee list…then we held our breathe as the dream was slowly becoming a reality…and today at exactly 6.20pm, Lupita and Kenya’s dream of her winning an Oscar, came to be!
All world news broadcasts and social media, the headlines were Lupita Nyongó, the Kenyan actress…..
Kenya has in the past featured in Oscar winning movies, such as ‘Out of Africa’ due to location shot, but never before has a Kenyan actress or actor won the film world’s most sought-after prize!
This publicity comes at a time much needed, when the country –Kenya has seen a struggling performance as a tourist destination. The publicity boost is set to give the Kenyan team confidence, presently en route to promote the country at the world’s largest tourism trade fair, the ITB in Berlin.
Kenya has in the past garnered publicity from her athletes, who scarcely disappoint in their achievements in the Olympics and world championships!
Quoting from http://wolfganghthome.wordpress.com/, ‘I hope our KTB team will be able to get a big poster of Lupita and use it on the stand for all to see and to ride the high waves of positive publicity we have now received’ said a source on the phone while preparing to fly out of Nairobi later this morning, also enroute to Berlin.
From us here the Uniglobe Team, it’s a big congratulations to Lupita, we are proud of you girl!