Lupita Nyongo, Kenyan-Mexican actress celebrated being the first African woman to narrate a documentary on Go Discovery. In a post shared on her Instagram account, Lupita said that she was drawn to describing ‘Serengeti’ as she had never heard a nature documentary being narrated by a woman let alone an African. She shared a snippet of the most moving scenes from the series showing a herd of elephants determined to stick together.
She further showcased narration too and asked her followers to visit Go Discovery for more details. “I was drawn to narrating #Serengeti: I had never heard a nature documentary narrated by a woman, let alone an African one! Here is one of the most moving scenes from the series that shows a herd of elephants determined to stick together. I thought I’d showcase the narration too: you can follow it line by line 😊. For more, you can stream all of #Serengeti on @Discovery GO: Discovery.com/Serengeti.” She said.
Her fans took to the comment section to congratulate her excellent work while others stated that they felt like crying after watching and listening to the documentary which showed a family of elephant crossing a swollen river in the Serengeti and a young one almost drowning.
Lupita made her feature debut in Steve McQueen’s film 12 Years A slave, a role that won her an Oscar in 2013. She has gone further and excelled in Black Panther and Star Wars movies, among others.