We may not be aware, but quite a lot of celebrities were born in Africa. Some of them moved to Europe or the US with their families while some of them still reside in their home country.
Nevertheless, all of them had significant impacts on the society both with their brilliant works and their volunteering activities that raised awareness among millions.
Trevor Noah was born in 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa to a Swiss-German father and a Xhosan mother. Interracial marriages were forbidden under the apartheid regime, so his mother had to face charges. He was raised in the township of Soweto until 2002.
His early work began in 2002 when he started hosting a radio show called Noah’s Ark on Gauteng’s YFM. He then started focusing on comedy and performed on stage with many local and international comedians while also hosting various other TV programs on SABC 1 and SABC 2.
He moved to the United States in 2011 and appeared on the Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman as the first South African stand-up comedian.
He also continued his on-stage performance with one-man comedies such as Trevor Noah: The Racist. Since 2015, he has been hosting the Daily Show as the successor of Jon Stewart. His debut was so successful that the Comedy Central extended his contract until 2022.
Besides his TV career, he also wrote an autobiography about his childhood years and the apartheid regime. The book “Born a Crime” was published in 2016.
Happy Birthday Trevor Noah