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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah On Boko Haram In the Media: "Africa Is The Vegas of Islamic Terror: What Happens In Africa Stays In Africa”

South African comedian Trevor Noah reports on Boko Haram and Baga in the media in a brilliant segment on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.'


In December South African comedian Trevor Noah made his brilliant debut as Senior International Correspondent on The Daily Show with a hilarious “Spot The Africa" segment. Last night Noah joined Jon Stewart for the second time to report on how no one in the media is talking about Boko Haram and the recent tragedy in Baga. Not a single head of state went to Nigeria after the January attacks, he pointed out. "In France, 1.6 million people marched for twelve cartoonists. But by that math, the whole world should have been marching in Nigeria," Noah said. "Sometimes it just feels like Africa is the Vegas of Islamic terror. What happens in Africa, stays in Africa." He also called out Paul Simon for stealing South Africa's music (#bringbackourmusic). Watch Noah's latest segment on The Daily Show in full below.

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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