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Trevor Noah Maintains His Cool During His First Interview Of A Former US President

The first ever African media personality to host and interview a former American president on his own show did it quite flawlessly on Thursday night. Yes, South African comedian turned The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah sat down with Bill Clinton on Thursday to discuss his current activities (i.e. The Clinton Foundation), the Hillary Clinton […]

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RetRAW Saturdays: Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens – Kazet

The past is full some really timeless gems as far as African music is concerned. Mahlatini & Mahotella Queens’ “Kazet” is such a number. It has that authentic Afro-jazz sound that will make you visualise the beauty of the African continent even from thousand of miles away and also feel like pounding the floor and […]

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Trevor Noah Spotted On Exclusive Dating App Raya – Dubbed ‘Tinder For Celebrities’ – But Insists It’s Research For The Daily Show

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has an active online dating profile… but before you get excited, ladies, it’s for research purposes. The South African comedian was spotted on Raya recently – an extremely exclusive dating app dubbed ‘Tinder for celebrities’. Noah’s profile popped up as a prospective match for a member of the network […]

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Rapper Mos Def Ordered To Leave South Africa In Passport Row

The American rapper best known as Mos Def has been ordered to leave South Africa within 14 days after being arrested for breaking immigration laws. Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, was held at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday after trying to leave the country with unrecognised papers. The Department of Home Affairs […]

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The Black African Women Rock Awards 2015 Totally Rocked

It’s not very often when you hear Swahili, Yoruba, Ghichewa, Shona, Ndebele, Zulu and other African languages being spoken under one roof in London. Don’t get us wrong, London is a very multi-cultural city, if not a melting pot, and several African cultures are a part of the mix, but to bring these people together […]

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Trevor Noah has emergency surgery

Trevor Noah, who took over as host of The Daily Show in September, has undergone emergency surgery to remove his appendix. Comedy Central cancelled Wednesday’s live show and aired a repeat, but said “the procedure went well” and Noah was “currently recuperating from surgery”. “We expect he and the show will be back with an […]

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Trevor Noah Makes ‘Daily Show’ Debut – Continues the War on Bulls**t

Poking fun at the pope’s visit to the USA, at US House of Congress Speaker John Boehner‘s resignation  and declaring that the war against bulllsh**t continues were some of the highlights from Trevor Noah’s debut at the hot seat of the biggest American satirical news show, ‘The Daily Show’. The South African brought the crowd […]

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Count Down To Trevor Noah’s Take Over Of The Daily Show – No Major Changes Expected

Press reports coming out from several sources indicate that there are not going to be radical changes in terms of target audience and content at the US Television show The Daily Show. Apparently, its newly appointed host Trevor Noah is not expecting to make big changes when he assumes Jon Stewart’s hosting role at Comedy […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Donald & Diamond Platnumz – Wangu

South Africa’s Donald and Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz have teamed up to put out a really soulful number. The song “Wangu” done by the two artists, will definitely give lovers something to live and love for. Although soulful, the song has some Afropop elements to it and we here at diaspoRAw.net would like to define it […]

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Trevor Noah Describes His Accidental Route Into Stand Up Comedy On Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’

The future host of ‘The Daily Show’, Trevor Noah, met with the host of ‘The Tonight Show’, Jimmy Fallon, some days ago to have some banter on the latter’s show. Trevor opened up about his recent move to New York, the changes he is experiencing and also narrated how he was accidentally wheeled into stand-up […]

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Here Are The Winners And Reviews From The 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards

The 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) took place in Durban, South Africa last night. They were ironically hosted by American actor and comedian Anthony Anderson and as if to top up to the irony, American acts Ne-yo and Jhene Aiko got the most stage time with their performances. Performing more than one song each, as African […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Brenda Fassie – Vulindlela

Brenda Fassie is one iconic African woman even tho she has been dead for over 10 years now. Her music remains as a staple of every African party that one may attend the world over. She was controversial in some ways, but songs such as “Vulindlela” made her unavoidable and unforgettable. A party and particularly […]

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