Oscar Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o doesn’t know how to cook ugali, her community’s staple food, Nairobi News reports.
In an interview with NTV, she confessed that even though she has a cooking stick, she just can’t get the right combination of maize flour and hot water.
Lupita also revealed that despite all the dining and wining with Hollywood celebrities, what she misses most about home is a good, white lump of ugali.
LARRY MADOWO: Do you miss living here? Is there anything you miss about Kenya?
LUPITA: I miss ugali a lot, because I also don’t know how to cook ugali.
LARRY: What do you mean you don’t know how to cook Ugali?
LUPITA: Yeah, I don’t know how to cook Ugali.
LARRY: That’s terrible.
LUPITA: I know it’s really, really bad. I have a mwiko but I don’t know how to cook ugali.
The actress is currently on a homecoming tour that will include art mentorship activities, as well as an awareness campaign on wildlife conservancy efforts in the country. During the tour, she will feature in various conservation adverts for television and billboards. She will also host a Ksh10, 000 per person dinner gala tomorrow.
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