Trevor Noah is in South Africa to work with his Foundation and to attend the Global Citizen Festival so he popped in at Gogo’s house to ask some big questions
Trevor Noah’s Gogo is 91 years old and 9 months. She has seen a lifetime of repression during the apartheid years, witnessed Madiba’s rise and the birth of democracy in South Africa.
Trevor paid her a visit to ask some big questions about her life and his as a child.
The video is a sweet one as the pair delves into some big topics including what it was like when Trevor was a young boy. According to his Gogo, and apparently news to him as well, children used to run away from him as he looked like a white boy and they feared what would happen if they played with him.
Trevor didn’t know this and was surprised when his Gogo shared the story. They laughed together at the realisation that Trevor was once considered white. The belly laughs shared between them is infectious and it is so lovely to see the transfer of historical family tales from an elder to a younger family member.
Gogo even shared that Trevor was a naughty baby and when he got out of hand, a good few smacks on the buttocks sorted him right out.
Trevor also asked if she has ever watched his show and she says no but blames it on loadshedding.
She is sharp and just as funny as her comedian grandson, we can see now where he got it from. Trevor then said he would get her a generator so she could watch his show and she gave him a list of things he could also do along with that.
We love this video because it reminds us to cherish our grandparents. To sit down and ask them as many questions as possible before it is too late. They hold tales that we may never know if we don’t ask.
Watch it below: