• Lupita Nyong’o, on Monday, January 23 paid tribute to her boyfriend’s late dad Hugh Masekela.

• His son Selema remembered him for his contribution to the world;

Lupita goes on vacation with family, introduces boyfriend to parents
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Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong’o, on Monday, January 23 paid tribute to her boyfriend’s late dad Hugh Masekela.

The popular actress shared a throwback photo she took with Masekela and described him as a great man.

"Remembering this great man today, #HughMasekela. I am so glad our paths crossed and that I got to experience his magic in real life.

His music lives on in us. And his light shines on in his son @selema. (And I am so grateful to bathe in it.)"

His son Selema remembered him for his contribution to the world;

"Somehow today makes five years since you’ve left the building.

Your music is playing loudly today across the world. Your infinite contributions to the planet reverberate still.

You are celebrated. Your love is felt more than ever. You are still here, always will be. I miss you so damn much."

The legendary South African trumpeter died in January 2018, aged 78, after a battle with prostate cancer.

Lupita recently went on vacation with her family and boyfriend at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, U.S.

Photos shared by the Black Panther actress indicate that she used the holiday to introduce her boyfriend Selema Masekela to her parents Governor Anyang' Nyong'o and, her mother, Dorothy.

In the pictures, Lupita’s parents and her brother Nyong'o Junior plus his wife Wanja Wahoro could be seen having a good time.

This is the first time the actress has shared photos while in the company of her boyfriend and immediate family.

“Africans in Snow.' Lupita captioned her photos.

Lupita first confirmed that she is in a romantic relationship with Masekela, the son of legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela, in December 2022.

“We just click! @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid,” she captioned the video.

On the other hand, Masekela captioned his “Hearts are synched. My whole and actual love @lupitanyongo

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