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Lupita Nyong’o Allegedly Snubs South African Actress


Lupita Nyong’o is still having the best year ever! However, not everyone seems to be happy for her. South African actress, Terry Pheto, used to be on good talking terms with Lupita, but things changed after Lupita’s Oscar win.

The Kenyan actress was in talks with Terry to play the lead in a movie that Terry is producing. They used to correspond on email and the correspondence stopped after the Oscar win.

When contacted for comment about the speculation Terry’s agent Wesley Mark and her manager Busi Sizani didn’t quite agree on what exactly happened.

Busi said Terry didn’t even know Lupita while Wesley said the pair did indeed email each other. The movie is being produced by Leading Lady Productions a company owned by Terry. The film release dates are not finalised.


I think this is much ado about nothing. A case of sour grapes, if anything. An Oscar win is a huge career leap. Your priorities before the win will definitely change immediately after, like the next day! Did she expect Lupita to reject the Star Wars part in favor of this role, whatever it my be? Move on Terry! You should be happy she was even considering it… If you play your cards right, she may even agree to still be the lead!

terry pheto


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