Lupita Nyongo Falls in Love With Accra, Plans to Change the City's Name After Encountering Its Women

Lupita Nyongo Falls in Love With Accra, Plans to Change the City's Name After Encountering Its Women

  • Actress Lupita Nyongo has opened up about her love for Ghana's capital city Accra
  • The actress extensively documented her experience, from engaging in batik workshops to riding with a fleet of female bikers
  • A video of the actress' time in Accra shared on her social media has gotten many fans talking

Multiple award-winning Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Amondi Nyong'o has caused a stir online after she shared a video of her most recent visit to Accra, Ghana.

The video published on January 25, 2024, by the renowned Oscar award-winning actress has garnered significant traction.

Lupita called her short, self-produced documentary "a love letter to Accra" as she detailed her experience in Ghana's capital city.

Lupita Nyongo'o
Lupita Nyongo pens sweet letter to Accra Photo source: Instagram/Lupitanyongo
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Lupita eulogises Ghanaian women

In Lupita Nyong'o's documentary of her recent stint in Accra, the actress was particular about the influence of women on the capital city.

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The actress, who was recently appointed the president of the Berlin Film Festival, detailed her experiences and encounters with entrepreneurial women behind some of the city's factories and firebrands.

Nyong'o's love letter read:

"Glorious Accra, to celebrate you is to celebrate your fierce women, so many fierce women wherever I go. They run this town with an entrepreneurial spirit, that is impossible to ignore. Their impact is widespread. It feels as if everything you touch here has been influenced by women. From the fashion to the factories to the flavours, the women of Accra are fueling the present for a vibrant future. I love to see it. Go get it, ladies."

From Lupita's encounters with bikers, fashion designers, food vendors and factory workers, the actress gave the city a new name - Accra, the city of bada** women!!

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Netizens react to Lupita's love letter to Accra gathered a few comments from netizens as they reacted to Lupita Nyongo'o's love letter to Accra.

blesskuatsem said:

I love the way you embrace your fellow Africans

a.koran remarked:

Awww thanks for Acknowledging my country and repping our women! We work HARD!

josinazmachel noted:

Our African Princess showcasing her African Home (Afrika) to the World

awonorvisi commented:

I wonder where that yellow bubu is from and where that batik lady is ?❤️

christalbeeko wrote:

Welcome to Ghana, the best country in the world! ❤️❤️

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Lupita Nyong'o, who played the character, Nakia, was in Nigeria for the Black Panther premiere.

Responding to a fan's question about when she intended to visit Nigeria, she made a video of herself in the country and shared moments from an event about the film.

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