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6 Proud African Mom Moments From John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba And More

See the best African mom moments of this year from Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, John Boyega and more.

This Mother's Day, we round up some of the best moments from a few of our favorite celebs and their proud African moms. From sharing long-lasting advice to posing in style for the 'gram, our well-known stars know when to give their darling mothers their due props.


Idris Elba had to have his mother, Eve Elba, on his arm when he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. The one who most hope will be the next 007 proudly comes from Ghanaian heritage on his mother's side and Sierra Leonean heritage on his father's.

As we were mourning the loss of Malick Sidibé, Inna Modja shares a still from her music video, Tombouctou, featuring her beautiful mother and grandmother. The artists owes her stage name to her mother—which is a nickname meaning, "Inna is bad" in Fulfulde.

A proud selfie of John Boyega and his mother, Abigail Boyega, as he spends quality time with her. We're still dying of laughter at his tweet about resuming his plantain frying duties once he arrives home.

The Queen, Mrs Adenuga opening the playground - Ijebu Ode, Nigeria. February 27th 2016. ?? A photo posted by SKEPTA (@skeptagram) on

 

Skepta was one proud son when he shared the moment of his mother opening a playground he helped build in his father's village in Nigeria. Check out his throwback of a rendition of Prince Nico Mbarga's classic tune, Sweet Mother.

Lupita Nyong'o recently tells USA TODAY, "My mother's always encouraged me to value people more than anything else." She also looks to Dorothy Nyong'o as inspiration when she prepared to play Raksha in Disney's remake of The Jungle Book.

Back when Uzo Aduba won the SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in Orange Is The New Black, she shared some valuable advice from her mother in the press room post the award show. Let's also not forget how her mother instilled the power behind her full name, Uzoamaka, meaning the road is good, in Igbo.

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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Nasty C, Davido, Mr Eazi x Nicki Minaj and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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