SA’s Trevor Noah to host the 63rd Grammy Awards
Nombuso Asanda Dlamini
Comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Grammy Awards on January 31 2021 in the USA.
Born and bred in Johannesburg, the South African comedian, writer, political commentator, television host and actor got his first big break in the USA in December 2014, when he became a recurring contributor on The Daily Show. On 30 March 2015, Comedy Central announced that Noah would succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show; his tenure began on 28 September 2015.
Since then, he has won a Primetime Emmy Award from nine nominations and was named one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The announcement that he would be hosting the Grammys was made on the Grammys Twitter page hours before the 2021 Grammys nominations live stream.
“We’re thrilled to welcome @TheDailyShow host, @Trevor Noah as the host of the 63rd #GRAMMYS! We can’t think of a better person”.
The comedian has been trending since the announcement was made, with South Africans congratulating him.
“Tell your little boy and little girl that @ Trevor Noah is hosting the Grammys. Tell them they can dream as big as they want, no limits,” said Kabomo, a Twitter user.
“In a year that most human beings would love to forget, there has been one constant force that has brought us together- Music. I’m truly honoured to be hosting the #GRAMMYS, a night celebrating all our favourite artists who’ve helped keep us sane while we’re stuck indoors!” Trevor said in a post on his Twitter account.
Noah’s accomplishments seem to inspire a lot of people.
“If you’ve read Trevor Noah’s autobiography or had a mere glimpse of where he comes from and what he has been through, you would understand why we make a big deal out of every win he accomplishes. It gives us hope that our wildest dreams are not as wild as we think,” said Guguletu Keshwa.