- Mzansi's Trecor Noah handed over the coveted Harlem School of the Arts award to Lupita Nyong'o and her mother for their efforts in creating cancer awareness
- Trevor announced the exciting news and even hinted that he and the star are as thick as thieves
- Lupita and her mum, Dorothy Nyong'o, received the Visionary Lineage Award during a star-studded event on Monday, 21 October
Renowned comedian Trevor Noah is over the moon after he was picked to present Lupita Nyong'o and her mum with a coveted international award.
The Oscar award-winning actress and her mother, Dorothy Nyong'o, were fêted by the Harlem School of the Arts for their role in creating cancer awareness across the globe.
Without masking his joy, the South African-born TV host said he viewed himself as the actress's best friend and that is not something anyone can take away from him.
The Visionary Lineage Award was presented to the two humanitarians on Monday, during a packed, star-studded event.
The Twelve Years a Slave star's father, Governor Anyang' Nyong'o, said the win would announce to the world that Kenya is a cradle of history-makers.
As earlier reported, the Kisumu governor said Lupita's win, which followed legendary marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge's homecoming, was a step in the right direction for the country.
"This award, coming just days after the back from the moon, jaw-dropping No Human is Limited Ineos achievement by the history-making Eliud Kipchoge, underscores Kenya’s position as the home of history makers in Africa in the fields of performing arts and sports," said Nyong'o.
Lupita's mum is currently the Managing Trustee of the Africa Cancer Foundation and Director of 7th Sense Communication Limited.
She has participated and organised several conferences around the world to sensitise people on ways to overcome cancer menace.
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