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Lupita Nyong’o honoured by Hollywood Walk of Fame

STAR: Lupita Nyong’o is among the latest cohort of celebrities to be honoured by the Hollywood Walk of Fame

KENYAN-BORN actress Lupita Nyong'o is the latest name on the list of celebrities who will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The star is set to join the class of 2019 in the category of Motion Pictures alongside actor and director Tyler Perry.

The new additions were announced on Monday via live stream on the Walk Of Fame’s website, which listed several other high profile figures that will be cemented into the prestigious sidewalk.

The members were announced by chairman and walk of famer Vin Di Bona, who said: “The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honourees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The committee always tries to select a group of talented honourees that appeal in various genres of the entertainment world."

He added: "I feel the committee has outdone themselves and I know the fans, tourists and the Hollywood community will be pleased with our selections. We are excited to see each and every honouree’s face as they unveil that majestic star on Hollywood’s most famous walkway.”

While no date has been set for the star ceremonies, the recipients have two years to schedule ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire.

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