Who Is Selema Masekela? 5 Facts On Lupita Nyong’o’s New Boyfriend – Itsnews

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  • Selema Masekela’s half-brother seems on ‘Survivor’.
  • Selema Masekela is concerned in lots of social initiatives.
  • Selema Masekela has a musical background and he probably inherited it from his jazz musician father.

Lupita Nyong’o and boyfriend Selema Masekela went Instagram official on Dec. 23, and we couldn’t be extra thrilled for them. The Black Panther star, 39, made the announcement that she’s relationship the TV host and sports activities commentator, 51, by sharing an lovable video of themselves sporting varied outfits and grooving to music collectively on Friday morning. “We simply click on,” she wrote within the Instagram caption, and it was sufficient to muster up a ton of pleasure amongst her followers and followers. Well, that and the plain hashtag #Thisismylove. So who precisely is Selema? Here’s all the things you want to know.

1. Selema Masekela’s brother was a contestant on ‘Survivor’.

Selema was born in Los Angeles, and he’s the son of a Haitian mom and South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. He’s additionally older half-brother of Survivor: Cook Islands contestant Nathan Gonzalez. He was raised in Staten Island, however his upbringing finally introduced him again to Southern California, based on his biography.

2. Selema Masekela loves music.

Selema travelled the world with his jazz musician dad when he was youthful. Selema’s personal band, Alekesam, shares the identify of his first movie, which chronicles his relationship along with his father and their connection by means of music, which premiered on the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. Interestingly, Selema’s music has been featured on Entourage and House of Lies, with their latest single, “All Is Forgiven”, featured on the season 4 premiere of the Showtime hit.

3. Selema Masekela began his profession as an intern, and it led to fairly just a few internet hosting gigs and superb experiences.

Selema began his profession as an intern at Transworld Publications in 1992. He additionally served as an NBA sideline reporter for ESPN in the course of the 2003-2004 season, and a co-host of The Daily 10, a countdown of the day’s “high 10” leisure tales, on E! till it was cancelled on Sept 27, 2010. He was additionally host of each the X Games and Winter X Games on ESPN for 13 years. Following his work with ESPN, he appeared because the host and government producer of VICELAND’s docu-series, VICE World of Sports.

Lupita Nyong’o and Selema Masekela (Mirrorpix / MEGA / Bei/Shutterstock)

4. Selema Masekela is concerned in lots of social initiatives.

Not solely is he the co-founder of Stoked Mentoring, a company devoted to mentoring in danger youth by means of motion sports activities, however he additionally serves on the advisory boards of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit group which supplies a every day meal to college students of township faculties in Soweto of South Africa, and The Skatepark Project, a company devoted to financing and constructing high-quality, authorized skateboarding parks for youths. He’s additionally a passionate supporter of the Surfrider Foundation and Life Rolls On.

5. Selema Masekela can be an actor.

He’s appeared in 2015’s Point Break, 2018’s Uncle Drew, a 2020 episode of Sneakerheads and more.

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