Monday, August 26, 2019

Nickelodeon Arabia Announces 'Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019' Nominees, Stars

Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced all categories and nominees for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 - the first-ever version of Nickelodeon's globally renowned event to be staged in the Middle East!


The categories celebrate kids’ favourites across the worlds of movies, television, music, sport, gaming, digital platforms and more.

Beginning today, Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new voting mechanism, leading up to the big show on Friday 20th September 2019, when Nickelodeon will reveal who'll be taking home a coveted orange blimp award at a star-studded ceremony featuring musical and entertainment performances from international and regional performers, as well as bucketloads of Nickelodeon’s trademark green slime. Following the live show, Nickelodeon Arabia will broadcast a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 special on Tuesday 24th September 2019, allowing fans at home to catch all the slimy action!

For the first time in the market, kids have the power to choose their favourites to win in each category by casting their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital site https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/, on Instagram using the hashtag of their favourite nominee or via the Nickelodeon Play app. Kids can vote from 64 nominees across 16 categories, featuring local and international talent.

The Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of a wider programme of activations organised by DCT Abu Dhabi in partnership with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), which will bring a series of activities for kids and families to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates over the next five years, including the brand new World of Nickelodeon, a three-day Nickelodeon activation which will include two musical performances from local artists.


At The World of Nickelodeon, families will be able to interact with all their favourite Nickelodeon characters and experience the real world of Nickelodeon from Thursday 19th September until Saturday 21st September 2019. Both Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi and The World of Nickelodeon will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Tickets to attend Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 can be purchased online at https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/.

Update (18/8) - The World of Nickelodeon, taking place at Adnec from Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21, will feature a variety of play areas such as the Paw Patrol skills circuit, a slime zone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles virtual reality (VR) experience and pizzeria, SpongeBob museum and more. There will also be live entertainment and music performances from two local artists (who are yet to be revealed). Tickets start at Dh25.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 will be the first of five annual Kids’ Choice Awards events that will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, with versions of the event having previously also been staged in Los Angeles, Berlin, London and Mexico City.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 nominees are:

Favorite International Artist (أفضل نجم عالمي)
Billie Eilish (بيلي آيليش)
Shawn Mendes (شون مانديز)
Camila Cabello (خالد)
Khalid (كاميلا كابلو)

Favorite Music Video (أفضل فيديو كليب)
Adham Nabulsi - Howeh El Hob (ادهم نابلسي هو الحب)
Nassif Zeytoun - Kel Yom Bhebik (ناصيف زيتون - كل يوم بحبك)
Maya Diab ft French Montana - Ya Nour El Ein (مايا دياب وفرنش مونتانا - يا نور العين)
Nora Fatehi & Fnaire - Dilbar (نورة فتحي و فناير - ديلبير)

Favorite Radio Station (أفضل محطة إذاعية)
Energy Lebanon (انرجي لبنان)
Virgin Radio Dudai 104.4 (راديو فيرجن دبي 104.4)
Pearl FM (بيرل إف إم)
Al Arabiya 99 (العربية 99)

Favorite Sports Star (أفضل نجم رياضي)
Ramy Nachar (رامي النشار)
Raha Moharrak (راحة محرق)
Rashid Al Dhaheri (راشد الظاهري)
Zahra Lari (زهرة لاري)

Favorite Gamer (أفضل لاعب فيديو قيمز)
NeroGamer55 (نيروقايمر55)
Ahmed Al Nasheet (أحمد النشيط)
Iiklay (كلاي)
Fir4sGamer (فيرفورزغايمر)

Favorite Cartoon (أفضل برنامج رسوم متحركة)
SpongeBob SquarePants (سبونج بوب سكويربانتس)
Gumball (غامبول)
Majid (ماجد)
Tom & Jerry (توم وجيري)

Favorite Influencer (أفضل إنفلوينسر)
Ibrahim Basha (إبراهيم باشا)
Bin Baz (بن باز)
Mina El Sheikhly (مينا الشيخلي)
Taim Al Falasi (تيم الفلاسي)

Favorite TV Personality (أفضل شخصية تلفزيونية)
Raya Abi Rachid (ريا أبي راشد)
Qusai (DON LEGEND) (قسيّ (دون ليجند))
Assalah Kamel (أصالة كامل)
Wissam Breidy (وسام بريدي)

Favorite Male Newcomer (أفضل فنان صاعد)
AlWalid Hellani (الوليد الحلاني)
D3ylr (دايلر)
Adil Echbiy (عادل إشبي)
Mohamed El Sharnouby (محمد الشرنوبي)

Favorite Female Newcomer (أفضل فنانة صاعدة)
Cynthia Samuel (سنثيا صاموئيل)
Sandra Sahi (ساندرا ساهي)
Salma Abu-Deif (سلمى أبو ضيف)
Zeina Makki (زينة مكي)

Favorite Vlogger (أفضل فلوقر)
Thunayan Khalid (ثنيان خالد)
Lowi Sahi (لؤي ساهي)
Feyhan Family (فيحان فاميلي)
Rozzah (روزا)

Favorite Group (أفضل فرقة أو ثنائي غناء)
Omar & Rajaa Belmir (عمر ورجاء بلمير)
Flipperarchi & Daffy (فليبرارشي ودافي)
BoyBand (بوي باند)
Sharmoofers (شارموفرز)

Favorite Female Artist (أفضل فنانة)
Carmen Soliman (كارمن سليمان)
Hala Al Turk (هلا الترك)
Manal (منال)
Shamma Hamdan (شمه حمدان)

Favorite Male Artist (أفضل فنان)
Adham Nabulsi (ادهم نابلسي)
Essa Al Marzoug (عيسى المرزوق)
Mohammed Hamaki (محمد حماقي)
Saad Ramadan (سعد رمضان)

Favorite Actress (أفضل ممثلة)
Daniella Rahme (دانيلا رحمه)
Aseel Omran (أسيل عمران)
Donia Samir Ghanem (دنيا سمير غانم)
Cyrine Abdel nour (سيرين عبد النور)

Favorite Actor (أفضل ممثل)
Asad Al Zahrani (اسعد الزهراني)
Amr Youssef (عمرو يوسف)
Mohammed Ramadan (محمد رمضان)
Moatasem el Nahar (معتصم النهار)


Update (8/26) - Star acts for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi

Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have announced the first set of international stars who will perform at the inaugural Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019.

For the first time in Middle East, Abu Dhabi will host the slime-and-surprise-filled event that is loved by kids around the world, featuring performances, “slime” moments and a fun-packed entertainment show.

Aminux, Nora Fatehi and Maritta and Al-Waleed Hallani are the first big names confirmed for the award ceremony, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on Sept. 20. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks in the run up to the show.

“The stature of the lineup of talent we are announcing today underscores the desire of the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi and its partners to establish the UAE capital as a global leader for family-friendly events and as a destination that delivers the best in entertainment and activities to visitors and residents alike,” said Saeed Rashed Al-Saeed, destination marketing director at DCT Abu Dhabi.

“And with even more star names yet to be revealed, the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to be held in the Middle East is guaranteed to be an unmissable event, which will no doubt help boost visitor numbers to our emirate.”

Tracey Grant, vice president content and channels for Viacom International Media Networks Middle East, said: “Nickelodeon is dedicated to putting kids first and the Kids Choice Awards Abu Dhabi are a perfect example of how we deliver on that commitment. We are thrilled to confirm that beloved stars from around the region will be performing at the KCA Abu Dhabi.”

Moroccan singer Aminux is one of the biggest stars on his country’s urban pop scene.

Fatehi, a Canadian-Moroccan dancer, model, actress and singer will perform her hit songs at the awards.

Two members of the Lebanese Hallani family musical dynasty will make a special appearance at the awards, with Maritta and Al-Waleed taking to the stage.

For the first time in the region, children can vote for their favorite artist in each category by casting their ballot on Nickelodeon’s digital site, on Instagram using the hashtag of their favorite nominee, or via the Nickelodeon Play app.

The Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of a wider program of activations organized by DCT Abu Dhabi, which will bring a series of activities for kids and families to the city. This will include The World of Nickelodeon from Sept. 19-21 at ADNEC, where visitors can interact with all their favorite Nickelodeon characters. With features such as the Paw Patrol Area, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Experience and Pizzeria, and the SpongeBob SquarePants Museum and Arcade, plus the chance to meet the likes of Dora, SpongeBob, and Marshall and Chase at live entertainment shows and musical performances, it promises to be an unmissable event.

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For the latest news and information Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019, make sure to like Nickelodeon on Facebook, follow Nickelodeon on Instagram and follow along using the hashtags #KCAAD2019 and #KidsChoiceAwardsAbuDhabi2019.

About The World of Nickelodeon:


The World of Nickelodeon will guarantee you a family day full of fun! Bring your kids to enjoy a variety of playing areas like Paw Patrol play area, Paw Patrol skills circuit, slime zone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR experience and pizzeria, SpongeBob museum, SpongeBob mini golf, SpongeBob arcades and Shimmer and Shine. Children can also interact with all their favorite Nickelodeon characters like Dora, TMNT, Chase & Marshall and SpongeBob to experience the real world of Nickelodeon. It doesn’t end here, you will also enjoy a variety of live entertainment shows and music performances with 2 celebrities which will be announced soon so stay tuned!

The World of Nickelodeon will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Hall 3 from September 19th to 21st, 2019.

Originally published: Thursday, August 8, 2019.

Original source: WAM via Emirates News Agency; Additional sources: Google Translate, Google, The National.
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