Lupita Nyong’o Opens Up On How She Handles The Pressure In Hollywood In A Candid Interview

CNN International is continuing its commitment to the
African continent with an expansive series of special features and programmes
about Africa throughout October 2015, coinciding with the 20th CNN MultiChoice
African Journalist Awards in Nairobi, Kenya.
The breadth of “Africa Now” programming across the network
reflects CNN International’s commitment to covering arts, culture, business and
travel content from and about the continent. Special programming during October
Leading Women – CNN’s show about women at the top of their
field features an interview with Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress
talks to Robyn Kriel about her last two years in the spotlight, what brought
her home to Kenya and how she handles the pressure of Hollywood
Africa Now – a new segment airing weekly during The Business
View show throughout the month of October. Each segment will focus on an
element of African business – from innovation to workforce trends – that
reflects global trends and has an impact outside of the continent
On the Road Ethiopia – a 30-minute programme that spans the
country’s Feast of Meskel festival, the ancient walled city of Harar, its
Ethio-jazz musical genre, and the astronomical observatory on top of the
3,200-metre-tall Mount Entoto
On the Road Tanzania – a 30-minute programme that covers the
country’s rich storytelling across movies, music and poetry, biodiversity in
the Eastern Usambara Mountain range, and UNESCO World Heritage Site the port of
One Square Meter – the network’s weekly segment about real
estate airing in Connect the World will focus entirely on Africa during
October. Reports will air about One Airport Square in Accra, Ghana, and the
Contemporary Art Museum in Cape Town, South Africa, plus two further pieces
from Ethiopia and Nigeria
This additional features programming throughout October
complements CNN International’s existing five programming strands dedicated to
the continent – Inside Africa, African Voices, CNN Marketplace Africa, Africa
View and African Start-Up. These strands cover a mix of African culture, trends
and business, with African Voices and CNN Marketplace Africa both revamped with
new formats and new presenters earlier in 2015.
October 2015 sees the 20th CNN MultiChoice African
Journalist Awards taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. The awards are the standard
for excellence in journalism throughout the African continent. This year, 31
finalists from 15 countries will vie for the accolade of being named African
Journalist of the Year.
“CNN has a long-standing commitment through our five
dedicated Africa programming strands – more than any other international
network – to uncover vibrant stories and trends from right across the
continent,” said Ellana Lee, Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN
International. “We are pleased to showcase the very best that Africa has to
offer during a celebratory occasion of the 20th African Journalist Awards.”
CNN’s breadth of Africa programming reflects the network’s
mass reach across the continent. The latest independent research from Ipsos
Mori shows that CNN is the undisputed number one international news brand in
Africa, reaching 59% of Africa’s upscale population via TV and digital
platforms every month – more than all direct news competitors.
Throughout October, CNN Digital will also publish a range of
multi-media and social content to complement the additional Africa programming.
Social media will be focused around the @CNNAfrica Twitter account and
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