Lupita Surprises Zanzibar Residents Diving at the Beach

  • A screen grab of the residents in Zanzibar holding portraits of one of Lupita Nyong'o
    A screen grab of the residents in Zanzibar holding portraits of one of Lupita Nyong'o
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  • Residents at the Forodhani beach in Zanzibar were treated to a pleasant surprise after Lupita Nyong'o joined them in diving into the beach.

    Excited and overwhelmed by the presence of the Oscar award-winning actress, the resident could be heard chanting her name. 

    "Yes, I came. You invited me and I'm here," the actress stated as she greeted the team at the beach in a video she shared on her social media pages. 

    Notably, three divers jumped into the beach holding a beautiful portrait of the Black Panther actress.

    A collage of Lupita Nyong'o before she jumped into the beach in Zanzibar
    A collage of Lupita Nyong'o before she jumped into the beach in Zanzibar
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    "Lupita Nyong'o, welcome to Zanzibar!" the excited residents stated as they jumped into the beach.

    Unbothered by the water and the height, Lupita jumped in with her flowy orange sundress and matching open-toed shoes.

    "Yes we did it," she said, soaking wet as she walked up the staircase at the end of the beach.

    "My heart is still smiling. Many thanks to all the people supporting us. You guys are the best, you make things possible for us. I don't know how to thank you guys enough," she shared on Instagram.

    Reports alleged that the actress travelled to shoot a documentary in the vicinity.

    On September 3, Lupita lost the Emmy Award to former US President Barrack Obama who was crowned for his narration of the five-part documentary titled 'Our Great National Parks', available for streaming on Netflix.

    Barrack was nominated in the outstanding narrator category alongside Lupita Nyong'o for her work in (Serengeti II), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War), David Attenborough (The Mating Game) and W. Kamau Bell (We Need to Talk About Cosby).

    Lupita Nyong'o posing for a photo in Lamu on March 16, 2021
    Lupita Nyong'o posing for a photo in Lamu on March 16, 2021
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