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!
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.
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”
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.
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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