Watch Lupita Nyong'o's Early Performance in Kenyan Series 'Shuga'

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Lupita Nyong'o may be new face to many audiences around the world, but the Yale School of Drama grad worked for years before her break out role in "12 Years A Slave." Back in 2008, Lupita Nyong’o starred in the racy series “Shuga” which aired on MTV Kenya.

“Shuga” was produced by MTV Staying Alive, a foundation and initiative committed to HIV and AIDS prevention and education. The bold series depicted young, cosmopolitan Kenyans navigating life, love and sex in contemporary Kenya.

Watch episode 1 below:

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