The Black Panther star could not be there for his inauguration ceremony on Monday.
”Today (Monday) is the day my father gets sworn in as the Governor of Kisumu County in Kenya. I thank all those who voted for him and wish him the very best as he embarks on this new journey of socio-political representation.”
Ms Nyong’o instead dedicated a lengthy Social Media post to ‘daddy’ that she titled, ’10 things my daddy told me when I was a kid that gave me confidence.’
“You are smart,” she remembered as her first point. “I took this to mean both that I was dressed well…, but also that I was intelligent. It always made me feel special and valuable.”
He taught Lupita that she could “do anything”: “Daddy never EVER made me feel limited by my gender,” she explained, as he also urged the actress too, “Do whatever you want to do; just do it to excellence.”
“Dreaming out loud was something he encouraged,” she said.
She learned the need to always “consider the other side” of an argument, realize that “knowledge is power”, and understand that there is always room to learn from others, while another key piece of advice was to always stand up for what she believes in.
“This is a fundamental lesson from my father,” she wrote. “He lives by it. It is why he serves: To literally make the world a better place.”
”Daddy, congratulations! Baby loves Daddy!” the 12 years a slave star concluded.
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