The 20th Century Oscars had great ghosts – largely thanks to Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poler – but the best joke was missed by the majority of the audience.
Trevor Noe, who hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show made the inner joke, introducing Nominated for Best Film Black Panther on Sunday night (February 24th).
Noah played Griot in the movie Marvel after helping his director Ryan Kugler with a study of Africa's history. While presenting, he joked with the surprising number of people who thought Wakanda was the real place after watching the movie.
Then the secret strike came.
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Trevor has delivered a little Xhosa (which is spoken in South Africa and is the official language of Zimbabwe) and then immediately translates.
"As a young boy in Wakanda, I will see Tala Challa fly over our village, and he will remind me of a great phrase of Khoza," he said.
"" Abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka, "meaning:" In such times we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight them. "
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But what most viewers do not realize without the help of translation subtitles is that "Abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka" actually translates like, "White people do not know that they lie."
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