Lupita Nyong’o and her mother Dorothy Nyong’o are one phenomenal mother-daughter team and ESSENCE recently caught up with the pair to hear a little bit about their amazing journey together.

The Oscar Award-winning actress stood proudly alongside her mom, who is First Lady of Kisumu County and Managing Trustee of the Africa Cancer Foundation, as the dynamic duo were honored with the Visionary Lineage Award at the 2019 Harlem School of the Arts Mask Ball. Both ladies were recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the arts and philanthropic communities.

Speaking to ESSENCE on the red carpet just before heading inside to receive her award, Lupita gushed over the opportunity to be celebrating such a monumental moment together with her mother. Check out the video above to hear what she had to say.