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Trevor Noah is the First African to Sell Out New York's Madison Square Garden

The South African comedian, who's currently on his 'Loud and Clear' tour, continues to make major moves.

This past weekend, South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, put on a show at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his "Loud and Clear" tour. Noah's show was completely sold out, the first time an African has ever achieved this. He now joins the exclusive list of Hollywood A-list comedians such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Kevin Hart, who have all previously sold out their own shows at Madison Square Garden.


Related: Watch 2019 Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

Over the past two weeks, South Africans have had a lot to celebrate. From the Springboks winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Sho Madjozi and John Cena hanging out on the Kelly Clarkson Show to Noah's recent history-making, these achievements have been important to the many people living in a country plagued by gender-based violence, corruption, rising poverty and unemployment as well as widening inequality.

Taking to social media, Noah thanked his fans for coming out and told them he hadn't wanted the memorable night to end.

The "son of the soil", as he is affectionately known, has been making major career moves since taking over from previous host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart. Noah's memoir Born a Crime became an international bestseller, has been awarded countless awards including several NAACP Image Awards, an Emmy nomination and according to Forbes, is now the fourth highest paid comedian in the world. And of course, who can forget his unforgettable Xhosa speech at the Oscars earlier this year?

Noah has come a long way and it's unsurprising that South African are thrilled by his achievements. Take a look at how some of them have reacted on social media.





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The Year Is 2020 & the Future of Nigeria Is the Youth

We discuss the strength in resolve of Nigeria's youth, their use of social media to speak up, and the young digital platforms circumventing the legacy media propaganda machine. We also get first-hand accounts from young creatives on being extorted by SARS and why they believe the protests are so important.

In the midst of a pandemic-rife 2020, the voices of African youth have gotten louder in demand for a better present and future. From structural reforms, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and derelict states of public service, the youths have amplified their voices via the internet and social media, to cohesively express grievances that would hitherto have been quelled at a whisper.

Nigerian youth have used the internet and social media to create and sustain a loud voice for themselves. The expression of frustration and the calls for change may have started online, but it's having a profound effect on the lives of every Nigerian with each passing day. What started as the twitter hashtag #EndSARS has grown into a nationwide youth revolution led by the people.

Even after the government supposedly disbanded the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit on the 10th of October, young Nigerians have not relented in their demands for better policing. The lack of trust for government promises has kept the youth protesting on the streets and online.

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