Seeing Trevor Noah shining on the red carpets of Hollywood will never get old for us. We just can’t help but beam with pride any time we get a glimpse of one of our own just casually hanging out with some of the biggest stars in the world. And seeing Trevor Noah on the Oscars stage this Sunday was definitely a moment for the “Trevor Noah History” book we keep under our bed.
But what made that moment even sweeter was when Trevor pulled a hilarious prank – one that only South Africans would get. While on stage at the event, Trevor was joking about the fact that people around the world seem to think that Wakanda is a real place in Africa and keep greeting him with Black Panther’s catch phrase “Wakanda Forever”.
Trevor Noah’s Xhosa Oscars Prank is AMAZING
Sharing his memories of ‘growing up in Wakanda’ (lol), Trevor told the audience that King T’Challa would often remind him of a Xhosa phrase, “abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka”. Translating the phrase, Trevor told the audience that it means “In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart”.
South Africans however, were quick to notice that Trevor was trolling the International audience in a big way. Because what “abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka” really means is “white people don’t know I’m lying”. And Mzansi loved it!
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