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Kenya celebrates first-ever Oscars win

2014-03-04 16:30
Nairobi - Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o was hailed as a national hero on Monday for stunning Hollywood in her big-screen debut and scooping the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as an abused servant in12 Years A Slave.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said she was the "Pride of Africa", and promised to set up a Kenyan film school and a network of creative academies in the country.

"Lupita reminds us of all that is possible for the youth of this nation when they set their hearts and minds to a great task in her own words, 'no matter where you're from, your dreams are valid'," Kenyatta said.

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