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Trevor Noah Has South Africans Beaming With His NAACP Nominations

The Daily Show has received four nominations and South Africans could not be prouder.

South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has South Africans beaming with pride following his show's four-time nomination at the prestigious NAACP Image Awards.


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organisation whose primary mission is to secure the political, social, educational and economic equality of people of color. This year, it hosts its 50th award ceremony with a spectacular list of nominees including Noah.

Noah took to social media to express his excitement over the nominations in addition to "thanking everyone who's been a part of the journey."

The four nominations are in the categories of Outstanding Talk Series, Outstanding Variety Show, Outstanding Host in a Talk Show/Series and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

Since his move to America in 2015 to take over as host of The Daily Show from Jon Stewart, Noah has been on a winning streak and South Africans are here for all his wins.

He wrote and published the bestseller Born a Crime which speaks to having been conceived by interracial parents during Apartheid. The book was even reviewed by Bill Gates himself. Noah went on to win his first Emmy last year for his YouTube comedy special The Daily Show: Between the Scenes. One of his latest comedy sets Son of Patricia is currently being featured on Netflix.

South Africans took to Twitter to congratulate him.




Photo courtesy of Kunjina

Spotlight: Ethiopian Brand Kunjina Is On a Fashion Metamorphosis

Founder and creative director Kunjina Tesfaye speaks on her namesake brand, and how her personal evolution manifests through the unique garments.

In our 'Spotlight' series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists, and more who are producing vibrant, original work.

In our latest piece, we spotlight Ethiopian fashion brand, Kunjina. The Addis Ababa based label focuses on ready-to-wear fashion and empowering woman through their garments and designs. Creator Kunjina Tesfaye established the brand in 2017 in her home country Ethiopia, and has since shared her distinctive designs with the world. Each garment acts as a physical embodiment of Kunjina's life experiences, and the stages we all go through to become closer to ourselves. "When the work comes from a personal place, it portrays a true feeling therefore the output becomes Authentic", the young designer says on the website. Each garment is carefully and intentionally created, as the company prides themselves on their choice to reduce unnecessary waste -- often times what happens with brands focused on trends.

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