The multi-talented Kenyan actress and author Lupita Nyong’o won a daytime Emmy Award for the episode in “Bookmarks; Celebrating Black Voices”, of which the ’12 Months A Slave’ actress finds herself reading from her children’s book ‘Sulwe’. She received the award for Outstanding Limited Performance in A Children’s Program.
Sulwe (meaning star) is a book that focuses on colorism, self-love, and acceptance to help girls and boys find the inspiration to ‘walk with joy in their own skin’. It encourages young dark-skinned girls to embrace who they are. Read more about it below.
Lupita who just received the Emmy in person took to her social media platform to flaunt the trophie with the caption….
“Here she is! The Emmy for #Sulwe on #BookmarksNetflix arrived! 📫🎉🏆♥️📚 A huge thank you to the @NetflixFamily team, and the brilliant @IAmMarleyDias for making this show possible.”
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