Proudly South African: Trevor Noah named one of the most influential people in the world

Proudly South African: Trevor Noah named one of the most influential people in the world

- Two prominent Africans have made TIME Magazine's list of 100 most influencial people in the world

- Our very own Trevor Noah made the list, while Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa also made the list

- The list is split into four sections; namely pioneers, artists, leaders, and icons

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The sky is the limit for one of South Africa's most successful entertainment exports. Trevor Noah, SA's most loved comedian, was named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2018.

On Thursday, TIME magazine revealed who made the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list is split into four; pioneers, artists, leaders, and icons.

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Lupita Nyong'o, a Kenyan-Mexican actress, who wrote a guest column on Noah, said:

"A fantastic storyteller, he has always been a defier of rules, which he broke simply by being born in his native country. At The Daily Show, which he has truly globalised, Trevor seeks out comedians of colour in every possible venue, no matter how small."

Briefly.co.za learned that the Black Panther actress will play Noah's mother in the film adaption of his 2016 best-seller, Born a Crime.

Noah's latest accolade comes after the same magazine named our local funny man as one of its Next Generation Leaders in 2017.

Noah was praised for his impressive rise to fame and his work as host of The Daily Show, News24 reported.

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Meanwhile, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the new president of Zimbabwe, was also listed in the leaders category.

His write-up was done by Zimbabwean activist, Evan Mawarire:

"The elation that greeted the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign naturally enough transformed into hopes for his successor."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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