Kenyan actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has invited her fans into the family’s Kisumu home to watch her cook ugali. This idea came about after the Queen Of Katwe star was interviewed on NTV’s the Trend and she admitted that she did not know how to cook Kenya’s staple food. Kenyans on twitter went ham on her. Now, she is back to prove that she can indeed cook ugali.
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Accompanied by Vogue, Lupita was filmed walking around the dad’s – Professor Anyang Nyong’o – shamba looking for maperas (guavas). This is followed by an instructional segment, where, Dorothy Nyong’o shows Lupita how to cook ugali.
“Pour it in not so fast, not so slow,” Dorothy tells her as she carefully adds water. “This is like an abdominal workout; this is no joke,” the actress exclaims while stirring the pot.
Lupita successfully cooks a very small ugali that the dad brands, “very nice”. He even asked for a second serving.
Watch the video below.