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    Who Is Lupita Nyong’o Dating? All About Her Boyfriend Selema Masekela

    It’s always great to witness outsiders finding success in Hollywood. Women like Salma Hayek, and Rihanna are some such notable examples. Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o is also on the list. One of Lupita’s many honors is an Oscar, which is huge. She has also been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and a Tony. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico City. She spent three years in Kenya. When she grew up, Lupita attended college in the United States, getting a bachelor’s degree in cinema and theatrical studies. She later began her career in Hollywood as a production assistant.

    In 2008, Lupita made her acting debut with the short film ‘East River‘. Then she went to Kenya to feature in the television series ‘Shuga.’ Her first major film was Steve McQueen’s movie ‘12 Years a Slave‘ (2013). Her role was so iconic that she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also garnered widespread critical praise. However, Lupita’s interest isn’t limited to acting. She is also very woke and vocal about social issues such as sexual harassment, historic preservation, etc. The star is known to be dating Selema Masekela. But who actually is Selema? Let us see!

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    Who Is Selema Masekela?

    Selema Masekela is the son of Hugh Masekela, a prominent figure in South African jazz music. Hugh was one of the most famous singers to flee South Africa during the apartheid era. He fled in 1960 when he was just 21 years old. Not only this, Masekela’s father lived in exile for the next three decades.

    Initially, Selema worked Transworld Magazine, a skateboarding glossy that is now out of publication. Then he became the presenter of a number of television series like ‘Ballbreakers‘. Masekela is a member of the band Alekesam, which has had songs featured on television shows like ‘Entourage‘ and ‘House of Lies‘. His family has a long history of musical accomplishments.

    Like Lupita, Masekela is also a multi-hyphenate. The man is not only a musician but also a TV personality. Further, he is also the proprietor of his own surfing brand that is also named Alekesam.

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    How Did Selema And Lupita Nyong’o Meet?

    The ‘Us‘ actress had the habit of denying all the rumors about her dating life, including her relationship with Jared Leto. There were also allegations that she dated her ‘Black Panther‘ co-star Michael B. Jordan. But Lupita denied them too. In a 2019 interview, she discussed how she keeps her professional life and personal life separate. She stated, “privacy is a thing that is hard to come by.”

    Masekela revealed in a tweet in 2016 that the actress had captivated him. However, he did not specify when they began dating. The TV personality reportedly sat behind Nyong’o on a flight out of Los Angeles. As Masekela was nervous and at a loss for how to approach her, he turned to Twitter for suggestions. He tweeted, “Of course, this is just conjecture. What would you say to Lupita Nyong’o if you happened to be sitting in the row behind her on a plane?” We’ll never know if he listened to the advice that came after, but he obviously hit on something as they’re currently dating. Lupita has also made their relationship official.

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