Trevor Noah, a South African comedian, has provoked the ire of Nigerians on Twitter following a joke he made on Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture.
The minister had last week when he appeared before the senate committee on agriculture in Abuja, said some Nigerians usually order for pizza from London, UK.
“Do you know, sir, that there are Nigerians who use their cellphones to import pizza from London; they buy in London and bring it on British Airways in the morning to pick up at the airport. It is a very annoying situation and we have to move a lot faster in cutting down some of these things,” Ogbeh had said.
In his jocular nature, the stand-up comedian and host of ‘The Daily Show’ jumped on the comment in a video he shared on his show and made fun of it which actually got everyone laughing.
In the now-trending video, Noah questioned the rationale of Nigerians ordering pizza from London, brandishing it a waste of time and money.
He further mimicked a Nigerian accent to embellish his joke and this did not go down well with fans and critics on Twitter Nigeria.
While a segment of users registered their annoyance, others applauded his creativity and sense of humour in picking out issues of dependence on imported foods in Africa’s most populous nation.
“Trevor Noah really needs to stop trying the ‘Nigerian accent’. It’s awful. There’s also no such thing.” a Twitter user said.
“This is funny, you guys should not attack Trevor Noah, you should deal with the internal problem.” said another user.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Trevor Noah really needs to stop trying the “Nigerian accent”. It’s awful. There’s also no such thing.
— Cerè (@Cerebrone) April 5, 2019
Trevor Noah deserving of all the hype.
— A.Y. (@thefootiemag) April 5, 2019
Trevor Noah is just the wrong person to drag, even oga Trump knows that😂
But sincerely, when our comedians here make jokes targeted at pple, we applaud them, now someone just started the obvious truth that we all help trend and hypocrisy takes over..tsk tsk
— Joy Ojeabulu (@Euphoria_Sticks) April 5, 2019
So now Trevor Noah decided to ride on the popularity of Nigeria to crack more influencial jokes about Nigeria?
— Chijioke Kelvin Klint 🇳🇬 (@cjmokas) April 5, 2019
This is Funny😂😂, You guys should not attack Trevor Noah , You should deal with the internal Problem https://t.co/flgyQatnQY
— Hawy_Photography (@hawyor) April 5, 2019
I don’t blame Trevor Noah for the accent. Americans seem to think all Africans sound alike.
— Yvonné 🦋 (@JustYvonne_) April 5, 2019
Some Nigerians don't have sense, they are butt hurt over Trevor Noah's Joke meanwhile forgetting their minister is the clown.
— VIDEO CREATOR ✂️🎬 (@jneffylee) April 5, 2019
Trevor Noah is a wack comedian this dude jokes are shit, i wonder how you turn a celebrity, if it were to be in 9ja you would never smell the cel stature talkless of brity idiot!!
— Xhingyyanya (@xhingyyanya) April 5, 2019
Lol apparently you have to be smart to understand Trevor Noah jokes? If understanding his jokes are what qualifies as smart to you people, the levels of stupidity most of you are operating at is unfathomable
— ayo (@Sonanlaw) April 5, 2019
Unpopular opinion: Trevor Noah isn't funny, he's just an attention seeker😒😒😪
— Touri_wura (@VictoriaApata2) April 5, 2019
Attacking Trevor Noah on top what an uneducated, unenlightened misinformed senator said about nigerians ordering pizza from london is the reason why nigeria won't progress!!! keep covering those dumb leaders and they will keep using us as football.
The shame being a nigerian eh. pic.twitter.com/rtTcNdZpna
— Bensira chukwuemeka (@BENZ109) April 5, 2019
Trevor Noah it is a free world, let me freely order my pizza from anywhere I like in the world.
— Ohwovoriole Omega (@OhwovorioleOme1) April 5, 2019
"Trevor Noah" If you don't find @Trevornoah funny, just blame it on your education, especially your english and Qualitative/Quantitative analysis teacher.
— JustSlim🔴 (@Chinyamasiani) April 5, 2019
People who don't find kelvin hart trevor noah and other instagram skit comedians funny be feeling Woke & matured, they don't know that their sense of humour is under a spell & enchantment of sadness and it needs "power must change hand" for it release 😒😒
— Baba 4d girls (@MisterOlawale) April 5, 2019
Ya'll taking Trevor Noah's joke personal. Err, it's not that deep. It's a freaking joke. Nigeria is a very fertile ground for jokes like that so introspect and stop wanking over a very obvious joke.
— Legal Tycoon (@Counsel_TAO) April 5, 2019
For those people trying to push an agenda that Trevor Noah hates Nigerians pic.twitter.com/knVCIrHlOl
— Nuatin (@AreYourOrLah) April 5, 2019
If Trevor Noah is your problem then you need to have a rethink about life,this man is pro Africa,pro black,pro love.he loves and respects Nigeria,when you call for mockery,you simply get it,like Nigerians didn't make fun of the pizza issue too,misplaced priorities always.😌 pic.twitter.com/RlBZYtSocq
— omogbolahan🗣 (@Joyfultalks1) April 5, 2019
Honestly Trevor Noah disses everyone and quite frankly, his jokes aren’t for everyone. But let’s be fair, it’ll be very easy for anyone to seem funny when they talk about Nigeria. They don’t even need to create the content. The entire country is a joke.
— A babe. (@ebelee_) April 5, 2019
I don't care what some of y'all think but I just watched that Trevor Noah joke about us and DAMN! That shIt was funny as hell, argue with ur village grandpas!!
P.S: I did feel a lil sad he was mocking Nigerians tho, but that just made me laugh harder 😂
— Adesanmi Oluwatobi (@tobexi) April 5, 2019
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