African music acts bag nominations for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
A selection of African music stars have been nominated for the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020, billed to take place in Inglewood, California on 22 March.
Kenyan singer and songwriter Patricia Kihoro.
The nominations are for awards from Nickelodeon’s international network. Nominations in the Favourite African Star category are Teni (Nigeria), Patricia Kihoro (Kenya), Sho Madjozi (South Africa) and Shekinnah (South Africa). Meanwhile, DJ Cuppy (Nigeria), Anne Kansiime (Uganda), Chané Grobler (South Africa) and Prev Reddy (South Africa) are nominated in the Favourite African Social Media Star category.
The event, which will be streamed on social media and on Nickelodeon television channels, is to be hosted by US rapper, Chance The Rapper.
Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa senior vice president and general manager, said: “Nickelodeon is a booming success around the continent and kids all over the globe are super excited about this year’s KCA’s.” He continued, “We would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees who are representing Africa at this global event. Viewers can expect lots of fun, slime and laughter from 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards.”
Nominated alongside the African stars at the 33rd edition of the award ceremony are Beyoncé, Will Smith, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Kelvin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Angelina Jolie, Lil Nas X and others.
Nigerian music star Davido was nominated alongside David Guetta and other artists in the Favourite Global Music Star category in the 2019 edition of the KCAs, while Adesua Etomi-Wellington and IK Osakioduwa bagged nominations in the Favourite African Star category.
Nickelodeon primarily airs programming aimed at children, pre-teens and young teenagers, including animated series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Casagrandes, The Loud House, It’s Pony and several others. The cable channel was first aired on 1 December 1977 and it is one of the major global entertainment brands for young audiences.