Acclaimed Kenyan-Mexican Hollywood based thespian Lupita Nyong’o broke the news of her New York Times bestselling book, Sulwe, being adapted as an animation movie and set to premiere on Netflix.
Lupita took to her Twitter to impart her elation on the endeavour and extended gratitude to her readers for making the book what it is.
Netflix’s Strong Black Lead also conveyed the news on their Twitter iterating Lupita’s revelation.
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The animated musical will tell the story of a girl born “the colour of midnight” who’s learning about colourism, self-esteem and beauty that stems from within.
The book has been through quite the rollercoaster, morphing from a book to an audiobook and now coming into more life as an animation.
Netizens expressed their enthusiasm and congratulated the Oscar-winning actress on her achievement.