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Lupita Nyong’o Talks 'Eclipsed' On Broadway & Getting Stood Up At Prom On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

Watch Lupita Nyong'o talk starring in 'Eclipsed' on Broadway and her high school prom disaster on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers.'


Believe it or not, Lupita Nyong’o was stood up at prom.

The Academy Award winner–looking fly as ever in a red suit–stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers Monday night to talk starring in Eclipsed on Broadway and the time a date flaked during her high school days in Kenya. As you may recall, Nyong’o mentioned her prom disaster during a conversation with Trevor Noah a few weeks back.

Written by Danai Gurira and directed by South Africa's Liesl TommyEclipsed, which opened last Sunday at the Golden Theatre, tells the story of a group of women during the second Liberian War. Find out how to support the show’s 10,000 Girls Campaign by heading here.

Watch Nyong'o's full Late Night appearance in the videos below.

@latenightseth here I come!

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Talking @eclipsedbway and my dating disaster with @latenightseth tonight at 12:35am on NBC. #checkitout. A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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