Watch | Trevor Noah fools the Oscars with a fake Xhosa translation


Watch | Trevor Noah fools the Oscars with a fake Xhosa translation

 

South Africa’s finest comedic export (and hero in his own right) Trevor Noah has made the news again –  this time for what has to be, the finest troll of 2019.

While introducing Black Panther at the annual Oscars this week, Noah joked about people always greeting him with ‘Wakanda Forever’ and that some believe it’s a real place. He went on to poke fun at those believers, teasing that while growing up in Wakanda and seeing T’Challa flying over his village he was reminded of a Xhosa phrase ‘abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka’ – which Noah translated to “In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart.” But that’s not exactly true. South African twitter caught on fast and those who speak the language revealed to the world that ‘abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka’ actually means, ‘White people don’t know I’m lying’.

Watch Trevor Noah troll the Oscars with a straight face below. Read more on Trevor Noah right here.


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