- Trevor Noah has achieved another life goal by being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey
- Trevor spoke to Oprah about his mother and how she protested the apartheid government
- He said while most people would wave signs in protest of the government his mother had him to show her opposition
Trevor Noah has achieved yet another life goal. South Africa’s favourite comedian was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
In the interview, Trevor speaks about his mom, how she stood up against the apartheid government and the massive influence she ended up having on his life.
Oprah commented on how ‘badass’ his mom was for having him at a time when it was illegal for black and white people to have children together.
Briefly.co.za discovered that Trevor told Oprah that his mom decided to have him as a way of protesting the apartheid system.
“Most people would have a sign to protest government oppression, my mother had me,” he said. Trevor added that while telling the story in his book ‘Born A Crime’ he realised that he was his mother’s punk-ass sidekick.
He said when he started writing the book he didn’t intentionally focus on his mom, but in telling the story it became apparent that she would feature heavily.
Trevor said his mom had the courage to live her life the way she wanted to, regardless of what the government at the time wanted her to do.
"It's funny how when you sit down and you come to realise the people who have shaped you and play a big role in who you are. And I can't deny that my mother was that person for me, who stood up in a time when many people were afraid to stand up, when a country was being punished for standing up."
Trevor said his mom was gangster because of the way she had lived and shaped his life.
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