Yale Drama graduate Lupita Nyong'o, 31 told Ryan Seacrest in a red carpet interview, "I went into the audition like I already had he part." Capturing the attention of Director Steve McQueen, out of over 1,000 auditioners the Kenyan actress became Patsey in the "12 Years A Slave." On Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles she carried away the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, the first major Oscar win for a Kenyan and the ultimate pay off for her superb blend of confidence and skill that helped bring the narrative of a wrongfully enslaved free man, Solomon Northrup to life.
''You are the pride of Africa,'' Kenya's President tweeted in celebration of Kenya's first major Oscar win.
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From the first line of her acceptance speech for which she received a standing ovation it was clear Nyong'o the struggle and suffering of Blacks that paved the way to the most prestigious honor i…