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Trevor Noah: "Donald Trump Is The Perfect African President"

Trevor Noah compares Donald Trump to some of the most controversial African leaders in a brilliant segment on 'The Daily Show.'


Donald Trump would make the perfect African president, said Trevor Noah in the brilliant opening segment of Thursday's night Daily Show.

Over the course of seven minutes, the 31-year-old comedian offered a satirical breakdown of the Republican party presidential aspirant's similarities to some of the continent's most controversial leaders and dictators.

"For me, as an African, there's just something familiar about Trump that makes me feel at home," Noah said before playing a series of clips of Jacob Zuma. "That's light xenophobia, with just a dash of diplomacy," Noah said, comparing Zuma's comments on foreign nationals with Trump's remarks about immigrants.

Next, he compared Trump's claims that vaccines cause autism with Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's claims that he can cure AIDS.

"Donald Trump is presidential," Noah then stated. "He just happens to be running on the wrong continent. In fact, once you realize that Trump is basically the perfect African president, you start to notice the similarities everywhere," he said before comparing Trump and former Ugandan president Idi Amin's extraordinary level of bragging.

"Trump is so African presidential he's already at the level of Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe, whose brutality and oppressive tactics have kept him in power for 35 years," said Noah.

But Trump reminds The Daily Show host of one African leader in particular, the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

"I understand that Trump is a little scary– a little exotic, a little out of America's comfort zone for some. But this great country's capable of bold leaps. It took one in 2008 when it elected its first black president. Now in 2016 I say it's time to be bold once more and elect America's first African president."

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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