Trevor Noah, South Africa’s most famous funnyman, has notched up yet another award a few days after he bagged two NAACP Image Awards for his autobiography, Born a Crime: at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, the comedian scooped the Kids’ Choice Award for Favourite African Star!
The news follows Noah’s latest triumph when he was chosen as one of 10 Next Generation Leaders by Time Magazine‚ who praised him as “the master of the eloquent Trump-takedown”.
The Daily Show host beat fellow South Africans Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niekerk, Nigerian sensations Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele Bello, as well as Academy Award-winning Kenyan treasure Lupita Nyong’o.
Noah received the coveted blimp trophy thanks to kids throughout Africa who voted for their favourites.
Unable to make it to the live event on Saturday 11th March 2017, he sent a video acceptance speech, shot on the set of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
“Nickelodeon! And the kids! Thank you so much for this amazing award. I am so honoured to be your Favourite African Star. [Thanks] for giving me this Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.”
Peering inside of his award, Noah quipped: “Did you know that it’s a kaleidoscope? I didn’t know that, you can see things – oh look at that! I can see Africa. Oh-oh-oh … I wanna go home. Thanks again, everybody.”
Chris Torline‚ senior marketing and digital director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa‚ said: “It’s amazing to see the broad appeal Trevor enjoys among comedy fans of all ages.”
Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards were hosted by wrestling superstar John Cena and featured performances by Little Mix, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello.
Additional celebrities who appeared at the show include: Chris Pratt; Nikki Bella; Dove Cameron; Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly); Noah Cyrus; Ellen DeGeneres; the Fuller House cast; Gal Gadot; Heidi Klum; Isabela Moner; Chris Pine; Zoe Saldana; John Stamos; Gwen Stefani; Nat Wolff (Naked Brothers Band); Maddie Ziegler; and Zendaya, plus stars from Nick’s hit series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Mace Coronel, Lizzy Greene, Casey Simpson); Game Shakers (Cree Cicchino, Thomas Kuc, Madisyn Shipman); and School of Rock (Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde).
Tune into the African premiere of Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 3.40pm, only on Nickelodeon Africa (DStv channel 305) and Nicktoons Africa (DStv channel 308)!
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Original sources: Channel24, SundayWorld.
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