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Trevor Noah's Reaction to Lupita Nyong'o Playing His Mother In 'Born a Crime' Is Pretty Relatable

Apparently, Lupita's impressive "ass-whooping" skills reminded him a lot of his mom's.

South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon recently, to promote his upcoming film "Born a Crime," based on his best-selling autobiographical novel by the same name.

Back in February it was announced that none other than Kenyan superstar Lupita Nyong'o would play the role of Noah's mom, Patricia in the upcoming adaptation. He revealed that Nyong'o was filming Black Panther when she called Noah, out of no where, to tell him she wanted to play his mother in the film. "She called me and was like 'hello Trevor, I want to be your mom'," he told Fallon. Though he was slightly confused at first, of course, he agreed.



According to Noah, Nyong'o's "ass kicking" abilities, as seen in Black Panther made her uniquely qualified for the role."When I saw Lupita in Black Panther and saw how she kicked everyone's asses, I was like 'oh, yeah! That reminds me of how my mom used to whoop my ass," Noah quipped. "I grew up in Wakanda with a women like Lupita whooping my ass."

The Daily Show host also shared details about his upcoming 28-city arena tour, and his adventures traveling throughout America versus elsewhere in the world as well as his upcoming Netflix special "Son of Patricia," which is due out November 20. He tells the funny story of how he came up with the title for the special, which basically came about because of him not being able to "throw tantrums [as a child] because I wasn't white"—story of our lives, right?

Check out the clip below to see Noah's full appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

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Yemi Alade Enlists Djimon Hounsou for New Music Video 'Remind You'

The veteran Beninese actor stars in the sultry music for Yemi Alade's latest single.

Yemi Alade shares her latest music video for her single "Remind You," and it stars none other than celebrated Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou.

"Remind You" is a sultry R&B track from the singer's latest album, 2019's Woman of Steel. The vibrant music video, directed by Ovie Etseyatse, sees the singer gallivanting in an empty mansion in various elegant gowns. Honsou graces the screen throughout the video as well, but the two don't meet until the very end, when things take a funny and unexpected turn.

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Interview: Afro Nation Festival's Smade On Unifying Africans Across the Continent & Diaspora

As the festival prepares to make its Puerto Rico debut this spring, we sat down with Afro Nation co-founder Adesegun Adeosun aka Smade to talk about how it all started and what the future holds.

Within minutes of speaking with Adesegun Adeosun, it's apparent that Afro Nation is much more than an urban music festival.

The Afro Nation co-founder, better known as Smade, talks passionately about connecting Africans across the globe. In less than a year since its debut edition, Afro Nation has successfully done this and gone on to establish itself as the largest festival celebrating African culture on the continent and in the diaspora.

This year, Afro Nation will touch down in Puerto Rico for the first time over spring break—from the 18th to the 21st of March—on the beach of Balneario de Carolina. Headliners will include Burna Boy, Chronixx, Davido, 2Baba, Naira Marley and many more.

As the festival prepares to make its Puerto Rico debut this spring, we sat down with Smade to talk about Afro Nation, how it all started and what the future holds.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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The 13 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Makwa x Maraza x AKA, Joeboy, Zlatan, Nadia Nakia, TOBi x The Game, Yilian Canizares, Aewon Wolf and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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