WATCH: Trevor Noah 'wins #Oscars joke of year' with 'Wakanda' quip

Trevor Noah. Picture: Instagram

Trevor Noah. Picture: Instagram

Published Feb 25, 2019


Trevor Noah reminded the world why he is still one of the best comics as he touched on his 'childhood memories in Wakandaโ€™ while introducing the Best Picture nominee, "Black Panther," at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday. 

Noah said: "Growing up as a young boy in Wakanda, I would see T'Challa flying over our village, and he would remind me of a great Xhosa phrase, Abelungu abazi' uba ndiyaxoka'โ€”which means, In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart,".

While the guests cheered on, Black Twitter was left in stitches by Noah's tale because they were undoubtedly the only ones who understood the true meaning of the Xhosa phrase, which loosely translates to "White people don't know I'm lying."


Tweeps are rolling on the floor, see reactions below:

trevor noah pulled off the biggest inside joke ever told ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ #oscars

โ€” claire mawisa (@clairemawisa) February 25, 2019

Trevor Noah is shaya shaying Americans with his bogus isiXhosa ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” Mshengu (@Mshengu_1) February 25, 2019

Oh man, every time I see Trevor in these incredible spaces doing incredible things I remember why it had to be him. It just had to be him, no one else.

God's perfect favor. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

โ€” The Zoracle (@ZoPlaatjie) February 25, 2019

๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Trevor Noah has time to play bro ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” โ˜” (@__iGuy) February 25, 2019


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