Lupita Nyong’o, is a beauty beyond wonders. She carries herself with such poise, dignity, and sass. She is everything a Black Queen is deemed to be. She was born in Mexico City, New Mexico to Kenyan parents, and was raised in Kenya. Sweet Africa, home to the roots of what we like to call the beautiful melanin! She later attended college in the states, earning a bachelor’s degree in film and theater. She is the second of six children, her father was a minister for medical services in the Kenyan government. Lupita and her family lived in Mexico for three years, later moving back to Kenya where her father was appointed a professor at the University of Nairobi. She started the peak of her career in the city of “stars”,(Emblem 3, Sunset Blvd), Hollywood, California, as a production assistant. An assistant! Can you imagine, she use to be the person who helped make movies happen, and telling other actors stories. Now she creates her own vivid picture, with a melanin so rich. If that doesn’t deem black girl magic I don’t know what does! Not only has her acting career sky rocketed, but she has also had an amazing role in writing, producing, and directing a documentary, My Genes. Can I get a Yass Girl! With all that melanin already, she comes back with another drizzle of chocolate swirl. She obtained a master’s degree in acting at the Yale School of Drama. Yes mam! After graduating with a Masters in Acting, and need I say also in Melanin baby! She had her first feature film role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as Patsey, which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also became the first ever Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award! I salute this Black Queen, she has more than earned her spot in history. You go girl, keep that melanin poppin!