Lupita Nyong'o shares touching tribute to Hugh Masekela: 'His music lives on in us'

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Hugh Masekela.
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Lupita Nyong'o remembered South African music legend Hugh Masekela 5 years after his death.

The veteran trumpeter died on 23 January 2018. He was 78.

"Remembering this great man today, #HughMasekela," the Black Panther actor wrote alongside a photo of herself and Bra Hugh on Instagram.

"I am so glad our paths crossed and that I got to experience his magic in real life. His music lives on in us. And his light shines on in his son Selema. (And I am so grateful to bathe in it)."


Selema, Hugh's eldest child and Lupita's current partner, also shared a tribute to his late father on the social media platform.

"Somehow, today makes five years since you've left the building," he wrote alongside a photo of Hugh.

"Your music is playing loudly today across the world. Your infinite contributions to the planet reverberate still. You are celebrated. Your love is felt more than ever. You are still here, always will be. I miss you so damn much."


Lupita and Selema revealed their relationship days before Christmas in December. 

While the announcement was a surprise, signs of their union showed in the months leading up to their big reveal.

READ MORE | Lupita Nyong'o debuts romance with Hugh Masekela's son, Selema

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