Ocsar award winning star, Lupita Nyong'o says in recent times, she has learnt so many lessons about grief.
Lupita said this while sharing memories of exactly a year ago when Black Panther; Wakanda Forever was released, a farewell to Chadwick Boseman who played the role of T'Challa.
In an Instagram post, she wrote;
"One year ago, we released WAKANDA FOREVER to the world. It was our farewell song to T’Challa, to Chadwick Boseman whom we had to let go of way too soon. The fans were ready to receive it, and we felt the love all around the world, from LA, to London, to Lagos."
"I have learned so many lessons on grief recently, and the most valuable is how important it is not to grieve alone. Thank you to every honorary Wakandan out there for your loyalty and love! #WakandaForever #BlackPanther."
Boseman succumbed to colon cancer in August 2020.
While paying tribute to him this year, Lupita said she experienced a singular pain at the news of his death.
"The confusion was so profound that it took months to trust the feeling of joy again.:This is a photo I took on film at the airport as we arrived in South Korea in 2018. We had just learned to do the baby heart with our fingers," she wrote
"Here Chadwick was adding his suave flare 😊. We spent a glorious 72 hours there, and the memory fills me with so much joy.: Death is hard to understand, maybe even harder to accept. But the love generated from the life he lived will fuel every anniversary marking his absence.:Chadwick may no longer be in our photos, but he will always be in our hearts."
Meanwhile, Lupita recently shared her pain; a heartbreak pain after she broke up with her the then lover Selema Masekela.
She distanced herself from him in a long Instagram post;
There are much more important things going on in the world right now, and my thoughts are with those who are deeply suffering.
At this moment, it is necessary for me to share a personal truth and publicly dissociate myself from someone I can no longer trust…I find myself in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception.
I am tempted to run into the shadows and hide, only to return to the light when I have regained my strength enough for me to say, “Whatever, my life is better this way.”
But I am reminded that the magnitude of the pain I am feeling is equal to the measure of my capacity for love. And so, I am choosing to face the pain, cultivating the courage to meet my life exactly as it is, and trusting that this too shall pass. The promise, they say, is that a tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness. I hope it’s true… I share this to keep it 💯, and hoping that the knowledge of my experience might be useful to someone else out there experiencing the grip of heartbreak who is poised to try and escape from the pain and miss out on the wisdom that comes from it. #BreakupLet’s face our pain so we don’t spread it.