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    Posted on Mar 7, 2014

    Before She Was An Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Was In A Raunchy Kenyan Soap

    Who knew?

    Long before she was a flawless Academy Award winner, Lupita was a soap star.

    On Kenyan MTV show Shuga, playing Ayira.

    Shuga / MTV / Via

    And it was pretty raunchy.

    Shuga / MTV / Via

    She fooled around with two men in the soap after sleeping with her boss to try and get ahead.

    Shuga / MTV / Via

    And the show was used to raise awareness of HIV and Aids when her character feared she had contracted the disease.

    Well, well, well.

    Shuga / MTV / Via

    The soap was actually a hit and was broadcast across 40 African countries.

    Shuga / MTV / Via

    And now she's the Oscar winner we know today.

    Shuga / MTV

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