Lupita Nyong’o to produce animated musical for Netflix

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ISLAMABAD-She’s best known as an Oscar-winning actress. But Lupita Nyong’o is also a children’s book author and now her bestseller Sulwe is going to be made into an animated musical by Netflix.The Mexico-born, Kenya-raised star, 37, said that she is ‘thrilled’ about the project and hopes it will ‘inspire children all around the world to celebrate their uniqueness.’Sulwe, published in October 2019, tells the story of a young girl whose skin color is darker than anyone else she knows.One night, she is visited by a shooting star and goes on a journey to learn about the sisters Night and Day.Along the way, she learns that true beauty comes from within. ‘The story of Sulwe is one that is very close to my heart,’ Nyong’o said in a statement.’Growing up, I was uncomfortable in my dark skin. 

I rarely saw anyone who looked like me in the aspirational pages of books and magazines, or even on TV. It was a long journey for me to arrive at self-love.’

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