Sensational Kenyan actor Lupita Nyong’o has been nominated for the Best Actress trophy in this year’s BET Awards.
The 35-year-old has been put alongside Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright and Taraji P. Henson for the award, which will be dished out on 24 June in Los Angeles.
Lupita captured the world’s attention with her role in the movie 12 Years a Slave released in October 2013. She would go on to win an Oscar Award for Best Actress in the 2014 ceremony, as the movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Another movie that the Kenyan was involved in – Black Panther – released earlier this year, will be up against Girls Trip, A Wrinkle in Time, Detroit and Mudboung for Best Movie Award.
Aside from Lupita, other Africans who have received nominations are;
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Davido (Nigeria), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo) and Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), who are all battling for the Best International Act Award.