Lupita Nyong’o revealed that she is dating someone in a unique couple reveal.
Yesterday, when she and her boyfriend Selema Masekela made their relationship official on Instagram, she caused a stir on the Internet. The couple shared a video for the surprise drop that showed them changing into a variety of coordinated red carpet looks while snapping their fingers side by side to the beat of Iniko and Reuel Williams’ “The King’s Affirmation.”
The pair gets going in coordinating blue and white robes with cushy shoes prior to exchanging into a few outfits as they snap their fingers to the track, including matching purple cheetah-print bathing suits, a strapless pineapple-theme outfit, and radiant yellow suit, and an orange-theme tutu dress with an orange-and-dark tuxedo.
The couple briefly breaks into dancing toward the end of the clip after demonstrating the final ensemble, which includes Nyong’o’s orange sequined dress with Camellia floral detailing and Masekela’s black suit and orange shirt.
“We just click! ? @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid,” Nyong’o captioned the clip, while Masekela tagged her in his post, writing, “Hearts are synched. My whole and actual love.”
Despite the fact that the two have kept their relationship private on the internet, there are some sweet glimpses of their long-term relationship. We discuss everything we know about the actress’s partner in the following section.
He is a musician and sports commentator.
The actor and television personality was born and raised in Los Angeles. When he was young, he became interested in skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing. He has participated in ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, the FIFA World Cup, and the Winter Olympics as a sports journalist and television commentator.
Masekela also plays the guitar and sings in the band Alekesam. His father, the anti-apartheid activist and “father of South African jazz,” Hugh Masekela, instilled in him a passion for music. He traveled with his father when he was a kid, and the two of them went to the country together when the jazz legend came back after thirty years of exile.
A surf lifestyle brand is his.
The multi-hyphenate joined the South African surf and lifestyle label Mami Wata in 2018, but he left later to start his own brand, Alekesam. He stated in an interview with W that his objective was to “refine what surf culture looks like.”
“The idea of building a bridge between the West and the African continent has always been on my mind,” he told the outlet. “It’s my hope that this brand and narrative can help create curiosity and expand what the idea of surf culture looks like globally.”
In 2016, they met on a flight—Masekela tweeted about it.
Internet sleuths discovered that the couple was first linked in 2016, despite the fact that the couple has not publicly commented on how long they have been together. In a charming turn, Masekela sat behind his future sweetheart on a flight, and he tweeted through it while stirring himself up to converse with her.
He wrote at the time, “Hypothetically speaking of course…let’s say you’re seated behind Lupita Nyong’o on an airplane, what would be your opening line,” he wrote at the time, adding a couple of minutes later, “Anyone comes up with a good opener for me with Lupita Nyong’o, send em. Cause I’m really sittin’ right behind her on this flight. #stumped.”
In the past, Nyong’o kept her dating life private.
Throughout her career, the Us actress has denied numerous dating rumors, including those that suggested she was dating Jared Leto and Michael B. Jordan, her co-star in Black Panther. “Privacy is a commodity that is hard to come by” was what she said in a 2019 interview about how she separates her professional life from her personal life.
Filmmaking takes so much time. And ferocious,” she continued. Many of us were single during Black Panther. No single person appeared on Little Monsters. It makes perfect sense that after a hard day’s work, everyone wants to go home to their families. At the point when you don’t have that it’s extremely disconnecting.”