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South African Comedian Trevor Noah Joins The Cast Of 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to join the cast of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to join the cast of Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as the show's newest contributor. The current GQ South Africa cover star was born in Soweto to a South African mother and a Swiss father, and he draws on his biracial upbringing in pre- and post-apartheid South Africa for much of his comedic material. A celebratory tweet from Noah the day after the surprise announcement confirmed his casting:

Noah is one of the most sought after media personalities in South Africa and has hosted numerous events in his home country, including the South African Film & Television Awards,the South African Music Awards and the South African Comedy Festival. The 3o-year old funnyman has also helmed two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight With Trevor Noah, and and was named as one of the Thirteen African Celebrities To Watch in 2013 by Forbes. After building international buzz with a sold out run of his one-man show, The Racist, at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Noah continued his trailblazing comedic trajectory with North American television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and Totally Biased With Kamau Bell.

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

Hosted by Jon Stewart since 1999, The Daily Show has launched the film and television careers of former and current correspondents alike, including Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Kristen Schaal, Larry Wilmore and John Oliver. Noah is currently touring through Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, but is scheduled to join the cast of the late night news show come December 2014. Until then, keep up with the rising comedian on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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