Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


Lupita Nyong’o Wins the Oscar

By on March 3, 2014

It was a truly special moment to watch Lupita Nyong’o receive Hollywood’s highest honor at the 86th Annual Academy Awards last night. She won the Best Supporting Actress for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.

In her acceptance speech, she declared that ‘no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid’. She continues to serve as an inspiration for many.

Here she is accepting the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Award a few weeks ago.