Kenyan-born Holywood sensation Lupita Nyongo who was in Kampala recently to shoot the Queen of Katwe movie has credited our own women in Uganda for a 'hair inspiration'
By Robert Mwesigye
Kenyan-born Holywood sensation Lupita Nyongo, who was in Kampala recently to shoot the Queen of Katwe movie, has credited our own women in Uganda for a 'hair inspiration.'
Lupita on Wednesday appeared at the Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony in Cannes, southeastern France dazzling in a green Gucci chiffon plisse gown, completing her immaculate look with a Uganda-inspired natural hair bun.
Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o poses as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS
Buns are a favourite hair style of Ugandan women and can be made out of natural or braided hair. There are also hair bun pieces available on the cosmetic market.
Miss Uganda Leah Kalanguka and Victoria Okwakiro bearing hair buns
Bridesmaids at Stecia Mayanja's wedding with hair buns
The green dress added a twist to the essemble.
Luptia posted on social media: It's #GrasshopperGreen for @festivaldecannes opening night. Thank you @Chopard @Gucci and Uganda's women for the hair inspiration. #NseneneSeason
Grasshopers are a delicacy, a rare one, in Uganda. Lupita must have learnt that as well during her stay here as evidenced in her post.
Musician Sarah Zawedde with a hair bun
Two beautiful women with braids knitted into hair buns
The natural beauty was in Kampala for nearly a month and attended the Isaiah Katumwa - Hugh Sekela jazz fete at Serena Hotel Kampala alst week.
She jetted into the country on March 28 for the shoot of Queen of Katwe.
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