Her exotic beauty and heart-wrenching portrayal of tormented slave Patsey in 12 Years a Slave catapulted her into stardom. But five years ago, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o starred in Shuga, a sexually-charged MTV Base Africa soap opera in which she juggled two men. In the three-part first season, the 31-year-old actress played ambitious go-getter Ayira, who sleeps with her boss at Maverick Advertising.
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'You got what you wanted, right? Now it's my turn,' wealthy Felix said, kissing Ayira over a conference table
'Are you sleeping with anyone else?' Felix asked and when Ayira said no he added: 'Then there's no problem, is there?'
PSA: The show's numerous steamy sex scenes proved a great way to raise HIV/AIDS awareness, and by the third part Ayira discovers she might have contracted the deadly diseaseThe show's numerous steamy sex scenes proved a great way to raise HIV/AIDS awareness, and by the third part Ayira discovers she might have contracted the deadly disease.
Getting down: In a previous encounter with her older boss, the flawless It Girl straddles his lap wearing little more than a black lacy bra
Drama: The advertising CEO's daughter then interrupts the frisky pair
Caught in the act: Lupita's college student character is often in various states of undress throughout the series.