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.


Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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