Listen to Lupita’s ode to brown skin girls, “Sulwe’s Song”

Last month, Lupita Nyong’o released her debut children’s book “Sulwe”, which tells a heartwarming story about a young girl who is learning to love her dark skin; a true coming-of-age movie that explores colourism, self-love and self-esteem.

Earlier on in the year, Beyonce’s Wizkid-assisted “Brown Skin Girl” referenced Lupita’s darksin to praise other brown skinned girls, and now, the actress has followed suit, as she shared her first-ever song titled “Sulwe’s Song” celebrating young dark skinned women.

She describes the song as ‘an ode to Sulwe’, and the song definitely serves it’s purpose as the lyrics serenade the book’s titular character, and every other little girl ike her. ‘Never thought I would find the key inside me’ she sings, as she strips societal norms, affirming that black is beautiful and has been all along.

Listen to “Sulwe’s Song” below.

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