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It can be difficult finding a lane for yourself and establishing your own identity in the world when you have a famous sibling. But from the onset of Lupita Nyong’o’s meteoric rise to stardom, it was clear that her little brother was going to be just fine.

In case you don’t remember, Peter Nyong’o, also known as Junior, famously jumped in the iconic selfie that Ellen took with a host of other celebrities on the night of the 2014 Academy Awards. Now only did he jump in front of his own sister, it was his Black, Kenyan face that was partially covering Angelina Jolie’s.

I remember Wendy Williams was disgusted by it. But personally, I saw it as a sign of supreme confidence. Junior Nyong’o sees himself as a human being just like the stars with whom he was pictured. And not for nothing, homeboy knows how to take advantage of a moment. That picture went everywhere. And his face was front and center. Has there ever been a better photobomb? Likely not. And at the time, Peter was a college student.

That was four years ago at this point. But like I told y’all, there’s something about Junior Nyong’o and he keeps creating these buzz worthy moments.

Recently, Nyong’o, who has since graduated and is now an actor and musician, was spotted out and about at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi, Kenya, wearing a dress.

Y’all know masculinity has very strict rules. And for Black men, those rules are even more stringent. And according to Nairobi News, there were more than a few people who questioned the fashion choice. Nyong’o documented the exchange on social media.

Follower: Bro what’s up with the dress?

Junior: Uko na shida?

Follower: Nah bro just wanna know the thought process behind it

Junior: There is no thought process my G. If a piece of clothing looks good, it looks good.


When All Africa tweeted the story with the headline, “Lupita’s Brother Thinks He Looks Good In Dresses,” he issued the perfect response.

Boop again.

Down thread, Junior revealed that he got the dress from Target of all places.

I love to see a Black man comfortable enough to play with fashion in this way. And I have to admit, the brotha ain’t lying. He looks good in that dress! While I can appreciate androgyny, more than anything it’s the confidence to own your choices that is the most appealing, always.

See what else he had to say about the look and other “experimental” fashion and style choices on the following pages.

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