LUPITA BLASTS KENYANS FOR WAITING TO BUY PIRATED MOVIES AND SONGS

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Actor David Oyelowo and actress Lupita Nyong'o meet on arrival for the premiere of Disney's "Queen of Katwe" in Hollywood, California on September 20, 2016. / AFP PHOTO

Oscar Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has faulted Kenyans who do not buy genuine copies of songs and movies released by artistes  and instead wait to buy bootleg copies.

In a Facebook post, the actress urged Kenyans to show support to artistes by buying genuine songs and going to theatres to watch movies.

In Kenya, latest movies, songs and television series are downloaded from the internet by entrepreneurs who sell them to the public in DVDs at a cost of Sh50 each.

Tight regulation by the Music Copyright Society of Kenya has however managed to protect local musicians from this form piracy.

Lupita’s latest movie, Queen of Katwe, premiered in Uganda on October 6. It was directed by Indian film maker Mira Nair.

Below is her full post published on her Facebook page.