A primary school in Dandora, Kenya has been renamed in honor of Academy Award-winner, Lupita Nyong’o.
Formerly Eagles Safe Hands Education Centre, the school will be known as Lupita Bright Stars Educational Centre. Speaking to The Nairobian, the school’s founder, Alice Anyasi Shiangala said wanted to celebrate Lupita’s success. “I decided to rename my school after watching Lupita’s father, Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o, being interviewed by Jeff Koinange on KTN. I was touched by her story. She is a true star who deserves better recognition. She has brought fame to our country,” Alice explained.
“I talked to my husband about changing the school’s name and he agreed. We are now working on the legal process, including replacing old signposts and banners.”
Although born in Mexico City, Nyong’o’s parents are from Kenya. The actress says she identifies herself as being Mexican-Kenyan.