Oscar Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and her mother Dorothy Nyong’o have been feted with an international award. Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o shared the news on his Facebook page on Monday. Mother and daughter were recognized by Harlem School of the Arts and received the Visionary Lineage Award in the ceremony on October 21.
Harlem School of the Arts on their Instagram page pointed out that they are feting the Nyong’o’s for their role in creating cancer awareness. “Dorothy is a strong believer that a cancer-free Africa dream will be realized through Africa Cancer Foundation, as she has participated and organized several conferences around the world,” read the post.
The Kisumu Governor said the event is recognized by extraordinary black women who lead by example as advocates for the importance of arts education through their inspiring accomplishments. The 2019 Harlem School of the Arts Mask Ball was hosted by Fox 5 morning show anchor Lori Stokes, with an official after-party thereafter.
This article was originally written by Amina Wako and was published by Nairobi News.