- Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o was nominated for four awards in the NAACP Image Awards
- The actress took home two of the awards which included Best Actress for the movie US and Outstanding Literary Work Children for the book Sulwe
- The Hollywood award-winning star was not present at the event but took to social media to show her gratitude for emerging one of the best performers on the night
- Lupita had earlier been nominated in four categories
Kenyan Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o had a night to remember at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) Image Awards.
The actress scooped two awards at the 51st edition of the awards held on the night of Saturday, February 22.
Lupita won the award for Best Actress for her role in Jordan Peele's movie and her second award was for her own creation, the book Sulwe which grabbed the award for Outstanding Literary Work Children.
Even though the stylish Lupita was nit at the event as she was in Africa, she could not fail to celebrate in the best way possible.
She moved to her social media to celebrate her win, as she was proud to have become one of the esteemed winners.
“I could not be happier to have received this honour for my first book, Thank you NAACPImageAwards, she wrote on her Instagram.
She also went on her Insta Story to celebrate her win for the best actress award.
"I just got the news about the best actress award from the NAACP Image Awards for the movie US, just wanna say thank you so much, I’m so sorry that I could not be there myself. I’m away in my homeland doing some work and l I just want to share how honoured I am," she said.
The actress had announced her nominations for four major categories with the US movie taking up two of the positions.
She was contesting for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for the Us Movie, Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture for the Us Movie, Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for Serengeti and Outstanding Literary Work Children for her book Sulwe.
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