Awww this video takes me back to my childhood and the good ole’ Sesame street days on NTA!
With the rise of light skin versus dark skin in Nigeria and the black community in general, Lupita Nyong’o and Elmo join forces to teach kids about loving their skin.
Yesterday, Sept. 16, the Oscar winner stopped by Sesame Street where she taught Elmo all about the skin and how it functions. At some point in the super adorable video, Elmo touches her hand and says, “Elmo sees that Ms. Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color,” telling kids that black is beautiful too.
It’s not just kids that need to love their skin…adults too! Whether you’re the darkest dark, mixed race light or even bleached yellow, we need to love ourselves.
Watch the cute video after the jump