Lupita Nyong’o Ever since Lupita Nyong’o started getting big, the entertainment pages of Kenya and Mexico have feuded over which country gets to “claim” her.
On March 2nd, Lupita put the debate to rest. “I’m Mexican and Kenyan at the same time,” she said, according toEl Mañana. “I’ve seen the quarrels over my nationality, but I’m Kenyan and Mexican at the same time. So again, I am Mexican-Kenyan and I am fascinated by carne asada tacos.” So there you have it. And yet, Milenio a Mexico City-based paper, noted that “Mexican Lupita Nyong’o” won the Best Supporting Actress award and that she “was born in 1983 in Mexico City, but her parents are of Kenyan origin.
The actress grew up in Kenya, but at age 16 her parents sent her to Mexico to learn Spanish.” Her parents are Kenyan, but she’s Mexican. Of course, Kenya’s press has been staking its claim on her for months. In January, the Daily Standard produced a video that described the “debate” over her nationality as if it were a diplomacy issue.
The fact that she was born in Mexico is a big deal. This little tidbit, fueled by foreign reports, one of which specifically referred to Lupita as a Mexican actress have led to heated discussions online, begging the question: Who owns Lupita? …This is not the first time that Kenya has discovered a link with a famous person, only to be forced to back down. The last time was when Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan, ran for president.
Top three stories on Kenya’s The Nation. Obviously, no one “owns” her, and it doesn’t matter whether she’s Kenyan, Mexican, both or neither — unless she’s the first person from your country to win an Academy Award. Kisumu county Governor Jack Ranguma told the Kenyan Daily Standard that her win had put them on the map. “This is a win for Kenya and for Africa as well, being the first Kenyan to be nominated and to win an Oscar Award. It has put Kisumu and Kenya on the World map,” said Ranguma. Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated her as well, with “I join millions of Kenyans and worldwide fans to congratulate and support Lupita Nyong’o as she confronts one of the biggest nights in her career so far.” As we explained earlier, her nomination was a big, big deal in Kenya that goes beyond her.
Whether she wants to or not, for some she represents Western media taking an interest in African culture that stems beyond violence, disease, and death. Lupita winning the Oscar is the only international, happy, pop culture story coming out of Kenya right now, but only if you accept that Kenya can take credit for her win. And it’s possible that pressure has been weighing on her. “This award belongs to me,” she said according to El Mañana.
Fresh Kid’s USA Tour Cancelled as promoter can’t afford ticket for Singer’s father
Fresh reports coming in indicates how young rapper Fresh Kid is currently shading tears after his USA Music tour being cancelled because his father Paul Mutabaazi who insisted on going with him.
According to his mother Madrine Namata, Fresh Kid was supposed to travel to USA for a music tour on 6th July but this has been cancelled only because Paul Mutabaazi insisted that he also wants a Visa and Ticket to travel with his son.
“That man is too much, he is killing all my son’s blessings, he has insisted on traveling to USA with him and now the promoter has cancelled the show. No one like that man but all he does is kill my kid’s future and now i don’t know what to do for him. He is too much, i need help.” Fresh Kid UG’s mother cried out.
New female singer Posha invades market, records first single
It is clear the Ugandan music industry grows everyday and that comes with new entrants and recordings. BigEye.ug introduces the latest female music entrant and on authority backs the singer for greater heights considering her unmatches talent.
Posha is a female singer attached to GangLito entertainment as record label, a label that managea her music and career. Posha has already released two singles “Tell me” and another “Sure Win”
Posha’s single Tell Me was produced and recorded at Avie Records by Dr Fizo
Shock as Zari gropes male sculpture’s genitals. [Photo]
By Bash Mutumba
To many, Zari Hassan has morphed into more than just a socialite over the years, and is now a role model young Ugandan and Tanzanian girls, and Africans in general; look at for inspiration.
The 40-year-old self-proclaimed Boss Lady, who is a mother of 5, and philanthropic entrepreneur; shocked her millions of followers when she groped a male mannequin’s groins, said vulgar things, and posted on her Instagram story for everyone to watch.
“Cause he doesn’t have a dick, Norma.” Said an exuberant Zari, to her girlfriend who constantly asked her what she was doing.
On further questioning on why she was pulling its genitalia by a clearly entertained Norma, Diamond Platnumz’ ex answered in an even more cringeworthy fashion, as she viciously told the statue, “Better have some dick, Nigger.”
You could say it was nothing serious, but in all honesty, such dry humor does not become of some individuals.
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