White people don’t know that I’m lying – Trevor Noah

Photo: Trevor Noah Credit Getty images

Trevor Noah used Sunday’s Oscars ceremony as a chance to poke fun at people who think Wakanda, the fictional African homeland of Black Panther, is a real.

While presenting the film’s nomination for Best Picture, the South African comedian said solemnly:

“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 ubu ndiyaxoka’, which means: ‘In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart.”

According to BBC, that’s not what that phrase actually means.

BBC’s Pumza Fihlani says the true translation into English is: “White people don’t know that I’m lying”.

Black Panther won three awards at last night’s ceremony – Best original score, Best production design, and Best costume design.

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