Lupita Nyong’o is an unapologetic daddy’s girl and she made that known in a heartfelt message to her father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. On Monday, the actress posted a ten-point letter to honor him for being sworn in as Governor of Kisumu County in Kenya.
She begins, “I thank all those who voted for him and wish him the very best as he embarks on this new journey of socio-political representation.”
The 34-year-old then breaks down the ten things her father instilled in her from childhood.
“You can do anything: Daddy never EVER made me feel limited by my gender,” she shares as one point. “He supported me when I did things that my society thought un-ladylike, like whistling, dressing like Kriss Kross, and even climbing trees in my adulthood. He was my first example of what feminism looks like on a man.”
Adding in another point, “You must stand up for what you believe in: This is a fundamental lesson from my father. He lives by it. It is why he serves: To literally make the world a better place. I know I have to do the same. Good people need to do more to bring balance, because the bad people sure are busy these days!”
Born in Mexico City, the actresses’ father was serving as a political science professor in the country at the time. As a representative for Kenya, Nyong’o has been credited with engaging in the movement for Kenya’s second liberation.
We can see why the Oscar winner looks up to her amazing dad.
Lupita is set to star in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther, Star Wars: Episode IX and a Netflix heist movie directed by Ava DuVernay and co-starring Rihanna.