Trevor Noah shares inside joke for South Africans at Oscars 2019

Trevor Noah shares inside joke for South Africans at Oscars 2019

Trevor Noah is a true South African. The comedian sneaked in a Xhosa joke at the Oscars ceremony that flew way over the audience members’ heads. But we caught it Trev and LOL!

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Viewers were left amused when he took to the stage to present the Best Picture of the Year nominee Black Panther. He cracked a few universal jokes about growing up in the fictional Wakanda.

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He then went on to drop a treat for fellow South Africans by saying that the movie taught him a certain message:

“Abelungu abayazi uba ndiyaxoka”

He went on to claim that the Xhosa expression meant:

“In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together, than when he fight apart”

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His statement was met with applause at the inspiration words, but anyone who knows Xhosa was probably in stitches from laughter.

The actual meaning of the expression is:

“White people have no idea that I’m just joking”

LOL! Good one Trev.

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Trevor Noah still gives his home country a shout out even after making it in Hollywood. Briefly.co.za learnt that his rise to success was no easy job, as the South African grew up in poverty in a township.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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