Rege-Jean Page Becomes The First Zimbabwean To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

UK based Bridgerton breakout actor Regé-Jean Page will make history as the first Zimbabwean to host "Saturday Night Live" tonight Saturday, February 20 on NBC. This will be the show's fourth episode in a row with a first-time host. 

As the star of Netflix’s global hit series "Bridgerton," Page is currently nominated for a SAG Award and NAACP Image Award.  

"Hi, I'm Regé-Jean Page, and I'm hosting SNL with Bad Bunny," he said about the singer whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.

This led Melissa to reply, "I think I'm going to go by Bad Melissa now." And Regé-Jean himself added, "Cool, I'm going to go by Regé-Jean Bunny."

He then turned to Bad Bunny to ask, "What about you?" At that, the "Mia" performer responded, "Bad Bunny's already cool, so I'm gonna keep it." The host quickly acknowledged, "Yeah, that's fair."

Prominent Zimbabweans in the diaspora like Makho Ndlovu took to Twitter to spread the news and also rally Zimbabweans to make sure Regé-Jean Page becomes a trending topic

Saturday Night Live (also known simply as SNL) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered October 11, 1975 on National Broadcasting Company, the oldest major broadcast network in the United States.

Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.

Mungwadzi Godwin

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