lupiDespite her hugely impressive thespic triumphs in Hollywood, Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is still deeply rooted in Kenya, not only by birth and family ties but by the shows the country has to offer.

Now based in Brooklyn, New York and having quite the demanding schedule, Lupita surprisingly still finds time to check out the one Kenyan TV show no one would expect..’The Real Househelps of Kawangware.’


She sent social media into a frenzy when she revealed that the hilarious KTN show is her guilty pleasure. In her caption, Lupita singled out the ever hilarious Timothy Kimani better known as Njugush, proving that real recognizes real. The actor is one of the most talented thespians in the country.

Lupita wrote;

“Day off fro #EclipsedPlay. Catching up on my guilty pleasure, The Real Househelps of Kawangware. #cantgetenough #swahilihilarity #sheng #ifonlyicouldtranslate #GodblessNjuguna#TRHK”

With close to 2 million followers on Instagram, Lupita was not telling Kenyans about the show but the whole world.  The post caught the attention of the show’s cast who took to social media to appreciate the big up. The show’s director Phil Karanja and his significant other, Catherine Kamau were particularly upbeat.  

Abel Mutua had this to say:  

Njugush was probably the happiest of them all

The show airs every Wednesday on KTN at 1925 hrs.