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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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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Fireboy DML, Juls, Adekunle Gold and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases 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.

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