A pal of Dawodu's tells the site the the duo were introduced through mutual friends in fashion. The Oscar winner and Dawodu, who has a young daughter, clearly seem to be of the same sartorial ilk. On June 12, he shared an Instagram of the couple (aka making them Insta official) wearing coordinated denim and orange ensembles -- and slaying us all.
Dawodu's friend also told Us that the editor has told his circle that he's dating the actress. "He's discreetly told people they are dating," said the pal.
Want to know more about this father and fashion plate who stole Nyong'o's heart? Of course you do!
1) Before he was a style editor for GQ, Dawodu was a world-traveling style editor for music mag, Fader, for over a decade.
In an interview with GQ, the trend-setting editor discussed his previous job, saying, "I used to work at Fader. We did a lot of traveling abroad. I probably went to 25-30 countries with them, just me and a photographer. We used to take a bunch of clothes and cast people all around the world. I was style editor at large. Very at large. I did that for 11 years, because I was free. I'm still free -- now I'm just putting a bit more emphasis on the clothes."
2) Another fun fact: the GQ man also has some interesting style inspo.
When GQ asked who was his "personal style god?" -- the tastemaker gave an unusual response when he said, "Michael Jackson. People don't give MJ enough credit. People always want to diss Mike, but his influence is everywhere." He also added, "I will also say I always go back to Miles Davis. Because Miles Davis's style, like his music, evolved with the time. And that's why he takes the cake."
3) Dawodu likes to get personal about his personal style game.
When asked about personal style in 2016, the dapper gentleman had this to say to GQ: "Personal style always means the same thing, whether it's 2016 or any other year. On one level, it's about understanding what fits you well and feeling comfortable in your skin." He added, "You want to feel comfortable going out. But most importantly, it's about having an opinion. Personal style is all about having an opinion about the clothes that you wear."
4) He's ALL about turtlenecks this winter.
Dawodu told GQ: "I'm looking forward to turtlenecks. I'm the turtleneck god. I only wear turtlenecks in the winter -- you'll see."
5) Despite switching jobs, Dawodu also still appears to be an international man of fashion mystery ...
Judging from his Instagram, Dawodu has been to Italy, Uganda, and even his lady love's home country, Kenya, in the past two months for his job.
We can see why the "12 Years a Slave" actress has fallen for the world-traveling editor -- he seems rad!