Despite 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.
“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.
OMG my bae will not sleep tonight … Well done @phil_director I told you hard work always pays , bestest tv director ever ,[email protected] bro you are the genius hats off, @funnynjugush they nyimad you a #kalasha nomination but this is the ideal stamp of quality ??? @lupitanyongo we are so humbled asante Sana A photo posted by Catherine Kamau (@kate_actress) on
Abel Mutua had this to say:
Njugush was probably the happiest of them all
And i woke up to this – @lupitanyongo prayed for me and hizo baraka zikuje.bless you too ma’am ,Am soooo humbled feel like i can give a speech chesooos @lupitanyongo thanks much for the support .I feel like i just won an Oscar @trhk_kenya goodjob guys lets keep at it. #njugunauleblessed #blessedcast #blessedprogramme #blessedcountry #letswatchlocal Cc @abelmutua @phil_director @kate_actress @michireti @lupitanyongo we proud of you
The show airs every Wednesday on KTN at 1925 hrs.