Friday, May 22, 2020

Sho Madjozi and Prev Reddy Win Big in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020

SHO MADJOZI AND PREV REDDY SCOOPS THE NICKELODEON’S KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2020

VICTORIA JUSTICE TO HOST NICKELODEON’S KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2020: CELEBRATE TOGETHER ON FRIDAY, MAY 08 AT 16:10 P.M. (CAT)

Stars, Surprises and Slime All Come Together Virtually to Celebrate Kids and the Best of Everything Kids Love

NBA Champion and All-Star MVP LeBron James Honoured with 2020 Generation Change Award

Nickelodeon to Donate $1 Million to No Kid Hungry National Non-profit Campaign in Support of Families Impacted by Covid-19


Johannesburg, 05 May 2020: African culture proud, multiple award winning rapper and singer Sho Madjozi and actor, comedian and social media sensation Prev Reddy scooped the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favourite African Star and Favourite African Social Media Star respectively. The channel is set to premiere the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, on Friday, May 08 at 16:10 p.m. (CAT) on NickToons (DSTV Channel 308). The show will be hosted by Victoria Justice (Victorious) and will be jam-packed with stars, surprises and slime. Kids around the world cast millions of votes for their favourite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year’s virtually produced show will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.

Celebrities scheduled to appear on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together include: Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Holland, David Dobrik, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, and more.


Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager commented: “This incredible win comes at a crucial time for us as the continent observes and celebrates Africa Month. Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars. We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjodzi and Prev Reddy for flying the African Flag high at this global event. Millions of viewers can expect lots of fun, surprises and laughter from the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards”.

Sho Madjozi was nominated alongside Shekhinah, Teni and Patricia Kihoro in the Favourite African Star category. Prev Reddy was nominated in the Favourite African Social Media Star category with Anne Kansiime, DJ Cuppy and Chané Grobler.


With appearances from cast members of The Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner), and a sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from Imagine Entertainment, Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together will also feature segments unlike any other awards show including: JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home; a performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day”; and an exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage.

The ecstatic Sho Madjozi said “Our job is to work, move forward and never reverse, Nickelodeon thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted. I am so excited”, she added “World we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you.”


Commented Prev Reddy, “Yes we did it, thank you so much to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for nominating me in this category most importantly thank you to the kids that voted and to my fans who’ve become like my family and for making one of my biggest dreams come true, I am sending all the love and positivity during this difficult time.”

During this year’s show, NBA champion and global icon LeBron James received the 2020 Generation Change Award, honouring his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education. The LeBron James Family Foundation’s ground-breaking I PROMISE School serves his hometown’s most at-risk students and their entire families with the support, programming and wide-ranging resources they need to succeed in the classroom and at home, creating a new model for urban, public education.

As part of its longstanding connection and dedication to kids, Nickelodeon will support the mission of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and present within the show a $1 million donation in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day that schools are closed, kids in need miss nearly 34 million school meals. No Kid Hungry is working to ensure every kid gets three meals a day during this time of crisis and all year long.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Jay Schmalholz serves as Executive Producer. Production of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

The following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together winners:

FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR
Sho Madjozi

FAVOURITE AFRICAN SOCIAL MEDIA STAR
Prev Reddy

TELEVISION:

FAVOURITE KIDS TV SHOW
Henry Danger

FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW
Stranger Things

FAVOURITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Got Talent

FAVOURITE TV HOST
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED SERIES
SpongeBob SquarePants

FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)

FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR
Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger,Henry Danger)

FILM:

FAVOURITE MOVIE
Avengers: Endgame

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3)

FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR
Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level)

FAVOURITE SUPERHERO
Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)

FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Frozen 2

FAVOURITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King)

FAVOURITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2)

MUSIC:

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
Ariana Grande

FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST
Shawn Mendes

FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP
BTS

FAVOURITE SONG
“bad guy”- Billie Eilish

FAVOURITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“Señorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

FAVOURITE BREAKOUT NEW ARTIST
Lil Nas X

FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
Taylor Swift (North America)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVOURITE MALE SOCIAL STAR
David Dobrik

FAVOURITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR
Annie LeBlanc

FAVOURITE GAMER
SSSniperWolf

FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
Minecraft

FAVOURITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
JoJo Siwa

FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
Alex Morgan

FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR
LeBron James

Highlights from Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together include:

  • A $1 Million donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, in support of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • NBA champion and global icon LeBron James receiving Nickelodeon’s 2020 Generation Change Award, in honor of his commitment to creating real and lasting change through education, with his charity The LeBron James Family Foundation’s groundbreaking I PROMISE School, which provides his hometown’s most at-risk students and their families with educational resources and support;
  • A special appearance from the cast members of Avengers: Endgame (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner);
  • A sneak peek of Nick’s new live-action series The Astronauts, from ImagineKids+Family;
  • JoJo Siwa discovering slime secretly placed in every area of her home and ultimately getting slimed herself;
  • David Dobrik doused in slime;
  • A performance by recording artist and actor Asher Angel of his chart-topping single “All Day;”
  • An exclusive look at Nick’s Slime in Space voyage;
  • And celebrity appearances from Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, SSSniperWolf, cast members of Stranger Things (Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink), the cast ofHenry Danger (Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox, Cooper Barnes, Ella Anderson, Michael D. Cohen) and more.
  • Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together is sponsored by Barbie®, Goldfish® Flavor Blasted® crackers, Kellogg’s® Froot Loops®, milk it!, and Olive Garden®.

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Update (2/5) - Nickelodeon Africa is set to premiere Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, a show packed with stars, surprises and slime – hosted by Victoria Justice (Victorious, Zoey 101, Fun Size) – 8th May at 15:10 WAT 16:10 CAT 17:10 EAT on Nicktoons Africa. With kids having cast millions of votes for their favorite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year’s virtually produced show will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.

Teni, DJ Cuppy, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Lil Nas X and more bag Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice nominations


Nigerian music superstars Teni and DJ Cuppy have been nominated for the Favourite African Star and Social Media Star respectively in Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020. The event, which will be hosted by American Rapper Chance The Rapper, will take place at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), simulcasting live on Nickelodeon in the U.S. and YTV in Canada, as well as stream across Nickelodeon's YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handles and channels. Within hours of the live show, KCA 2020 will roll-out on Nickelodeon channels internationally, providing kids around the world in more than 170 countries and territories a front row seat to all the stunts, surprises and slime! In Africa, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 will broadcast on Nick Toons (DStv Channel 308) on Monday, 23 March 2020 at 17:30 CAT, 24 hours after the event in the USA. The show will also be repeated on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 18:00 CAT.

Also nominated are international superstars Will Smith, Beyonce, Kelvin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Lil Nas X, Ed Sheeran, Angelina Jolie and many more. Leading the pack with the most nominations are Avengers: Endgame, with 11 nominations; Taylor Swift, with five nominations; and Frozen 2, Henry Danger and Lil Nas X, with four nominations each. First-time nominees include Teni, DJ Cuppy, John Cena, DaBaby, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Brie Larson, Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion. With his nomination in the Favourite Movie Star category, Will Smith becomes the most nominated celebrity in Kids’ Choice Awards history, with the nomination this year bringing him to a total of 29 nominations.

Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager commented: “Nickelodeon is a booming success around the continent and kids all over the globe are super excited about this year’s KCA’s. Twala 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.”

Last year, Nigerian music star Davido was nominated in the Favourite Global Music Star category, while Adesua Etomi-Wellington and IK Osakioduwa were nominated in the Favourite African Star category.

Viewers everywhere will be able to experience the show on all Nickelodeon screens and platforms, as Nick offers a front-row seat to slime, stunts and celebrities and fans can also able to cast their votes on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, https://kca.nickelodeonafrica.com/ and through social media on Twitter.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 nominees are:

EXCLUSIVE TO AFRICA NOMINEES:

FAVORITE AFRICAN STAR
Patricia Kihoro
Shekhinah
Sho Madjozi
Teni

FAVORITE AFRICAN SOCIAL STAR
Anne Kansiime
Chanè Grobler
DJ Cuppy
Prev Reddy (Aunty Shamilla)

TELEVISION:

FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW
A Series of Unfortunate Events
All That
BUNK’D
Henry Danger
Power Rangers Beast Morphers
Raven’s Home

FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW
Fuller House
Modern Family
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
Young Sheldon

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
America’s Funniest Home Videos
MasterChef Junior
The Masked Singer
The Voice

FAVORITE TV HOST
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
John Cena (Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader)
Nick Cannon (The Masked Singer)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Terry Crews (America’s Got Talent)
Tiffany Haddish (Kids Say the Darndest Things)

FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Loud House
The Simpsons

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR
Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
Ella Anderson (Piper Hart, Henry Danger)
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Peyton List (Emma Ross, BUNK’D)
Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
Riele Downs (Charlotte Page, Henry Danger)

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR
Abraham Rodriguez (Nate Silva / Gold Ranger, Power Rangers Beast Morphers)
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)
Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D)

FILM:

FAVORITE MOVIE
Aladdin
Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Jumanji: The Next Level
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil)
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel; Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame)
Dove Cameron (Mal, Descendants 3)
Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Avengers: Endgame)
Taylor Swift (Bombalurina, Cats)
Zendaya (MJ, Spider-Man: Far From Home)

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America, Avengers: Endgame)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Endgame; Agent H, Men In Black: International)
Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw; Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: The Next Level)
Kevin Hart (Franklin ‘Mouse’ Finbar, Jumanji: The Next Level)
Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home)
Will Smith (Genie, Aladdin)

FAVORITE SUPERHERO
Brie Larson (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel; Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame)
Chris Evans (Captain America, Avengers: Endgame)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Endgame)
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Avengers: Endgame)
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Avengers: Endgame)
Tom Holland (Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home; Spider-Man, Avengers: Endgame)

FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE
Frozen 2
The Angry Birds Movie 2
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
The Lion King
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Toy Story 4

FAVORITE FEMALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Beyoncé (Nala, The Lion King)
Idina Menzel (Elsa, Frozen 2)
Kristen Bell (Anna, Frozen 2)
Tiffany Haddish (Daisy, The Secret Life of Pets 2; Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part)

FAVORITE MALE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE
Chris Pratt (Emmet Brickowski / Rex Dangervest, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part)
Josh Gad (Olaf, Frozen 2)
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets 2)
Tom Hanks (Woody, Toy Story 4)

MUSIC:

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Billie Eilish
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Lil Nas X
Marshmello
Post Malone
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MUSIC GROUP
BTS
Fall Out Boy
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SONG
“7 rings”- Ariana Grande
“bad guy”- Billie Eilish
“Memories”- Maroon 5
“Old Town Road”- Lil Nas X
“Sucker”- Jonas Brothers
“You Need To Calm Down”- Taylor Swift

FAVORITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
“10,000 Hours”- Justin Bieber & Dan + Shay
“I Don’t Care”- Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
“ME!”- Taylor Swift, featuring Brendon Urie
“Old Town Road (Remix)”- Lil Nas X, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Señorita”- Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
“Sunflower”- Post Malone & Swae Lee

FAVORITE BREAKOUT NEW ARTIST
City Girls
DaBaby
Lewis Capaldi
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion

FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
BTS (Asia)
Dua Lipa (UK)
J Balvin (Latin America)
Rosalía (Europe)
Sho Madjozi (Africa)
Taylor Swift (North America)
Tones and I (Australia)

OTHER CATEGORIES:

FAVORITE MALE SOCIAL STAR
Coyote Peterson
David Dobrik
Dolan Twins
Dude Perfect
MrBeast
Ryan’s World

FAVORITE FEMALE SOCIAL STAR
Annie LeBlanc
Emma Chamberlain
Lilly Singh
Liza Koshy
Miranda Sings
Merrell Twins

FAVORITE GAMER
DanTDM
GamerGirl
Ninja
PrestonPlayz
SSSniperWolf

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Fortnite
Mario Kart Tour
Minecraft
Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate

FAVORITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
Asher Angel
Blanco Brown
Johnny Orlando
JoJo Siwa
Mackenzie Ziegler
Max and Harvey

FAVORITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR
Alex Morgan
Lindsey Vonn
Megan Rapinoe
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

FAVORITE MALE SPORTS STAR
Cristiano Ronaldo
LeBron James
Patrick Mahomes
Shaun White
Stephen Curry
Tom Brady

Reddy, who was ecstatic over the nomination shared the news on Friday on his social media stream:

"I cannot believe that this is real life and I am posting this. I’ve been watching the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards ever since I can remember and now I’ve just been nominated for my very own Kid’s Choice Award in the African Social Star category!

I’m officially the first South African-Indian to be nominated for a Kid’s Choice Award and I know we’re just getting started! I want to thank all of you for all the love and support that has make this opportunity materialize, and for making my dreams come true over and over again!"

947 Breakfast Club and Nickelodeon are looking for the ultimate ‘Nickelodeon Superfam’. If your family eats, sleeps and breathes Nickelodeon, then you stand a chance to win a trip to the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards. Give them your details on 702.co.za, then listen to 947 Breakfast Club and they could be calling you for a chance to win! Families taking part include the Dove family.



Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Michael Dempsey & Jay Schmalholz serve as Executive Producers. Production of Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 as well as request media credentials, by visiting nickkcapress.com.

Update (20/2) - From omny.fm:

#KCA: The Gouws family came through and conquered. We will see them on Friday!


From FabWoman:

DJ Cuppy Stays Winning As She Gets Nomination At The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2020

DJ Cuppy has earned a nomination at the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

Making the announcement via her Instagram page, she said: OMG! OMG! OMG! I’ve been nominated for a Nickodeon #KidsChoiceAwards 😮✨ Cupcakes, LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN- VOTE! @Nickelodeon_Africa #KCA


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From https://omny.fm:

#Nickelodeon: The Gouws family has won a trip to LA to go watch the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards live!


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From https://947.co.za:

The Gouws family wins a trip to LA for the Nickeoldeon Kids' Choice Awards


This week on 947, the 947 Breakfast Club was looking for the ultimate ‘Nickelodeon Superfam’ - a family that eats, sleeps and breathes Nickelodeon. They wanted to send one lucky Joburg family to the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California!

Each day from Monday to Thursday, two families went up against each other, hoping to make it to the ig finale - which took place on Friday 21 February 2020.

The four families that completed were as follows:

The Dove family
The Sishuba family
The Gouws family
The Ruiters family

[...]

ON Friday, the 947 Breakfast Club got to play a game of Charadio, which is a play on the game Charades.

Here's what happened on the glorious morning! [- https://947.co.za/articles/2020/02/21/the-gouws-family-wins-a-trip-to-los-angeles-for-the-nickeoldeon-kids-choice-awards]

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From IOL:

'Aunty Shamilla' nominated in Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award

Durban - INTERNET sensation Preven Reddy has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award, in the African Social Star category.
Having merged stand-up comedy with his experience in filmmaking, Reddy has garnered thousands of followers on social media.

His most popular alter-ego is his portrayal of his mother as “Aunty Shamilla”.

“I knew that the internet was where entertainment was going and I wanted to find a way to make a career out of it.”

The online antics led to Reddy, of Queensburgh, performing at several sold-out shows in South Africa.

“Aunty Shamilla was never supposed to happen. In the first video I did of her, she did not have a name or a back story. I just had an idea to create a video about what happened between my mom and I earlier that day and, before I knew it, so many people related to that situation. They also liked the way I portrayed my mother.”

After reading the positive comments, he decided to hone down on the character.

“And I eventually turned that character into Aunty Shamilla.”

A day before Valentine’s Day, Reddy received a call from the Nickelodeon team. He was told he was nominated for a Kids Choice Award.

Nickelodeon is an American pay television network, launched in 1977 as the first cable channel for children.

“I still cannot believe it’s real. I got to do some stuff at the Nickelodeon pop-ups at Comic Con last year and it was really fun. But I did not expect this. I cried for a solid 10 minutes.”

He said, while in primary and high school, he used to watch the awards with his grandmother.

Reddy added that, at the start of every year, he made a vision board - where he set goals and visualised where he wanted to be by the end of the year.

“This year, I stuck a logo of Nickelodeon on the vision board. I knew I wanted to work with them or be a part of that fun world. And a month later - here we are.”

Reddy added that African categories were fairly new and that a friend went through previous nominees, as well as winners, only to find there were no Indian South Africans.

His message to his fans: “Thank you to everyone who have supported and been a part of this journey with me. This feels like the beginning and I would love to bring this award home to South Africa.”

The other nominees in the category are: Anne Kansiime, Chanè Grobler and DJ Cuppy.

The nominees in the Favourite African Star category are: Patricia Kihoro, Shekhinah, Sho Madjozi and Teni.

To vote for Reddy, log on to kca.nickelodeonafrica.com

Reddy’s nomination picture can be shared on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #KCA #VotePrevReddy to promote his nomination and voting.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 will be broadcast on Nick Toons (DStv Channel 308) on Monday, March 23, at 5.30pm - 24hours after the event in the US.

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From IOL:

‘Aunty Shamilla’ shines with nomination for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

DURBAN comedian Prev Reddy said he was so happy that he cried at being nominated for the prestigious Nickelodeon 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Durban - Aunty Shamilla, Durban actor and comedian Prev Reddy’s alter ego, will be shaking things up with some of Africa’s top stars as she vies for a top Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
Reddy has been nominated in the Favourite Social Star (Africa) category and was taken by surprise when he heard about the nomination.

“I screamed and cried,” he said when he got the news.

The Kids’ Choice Awards is one of the most popular awards on the awards calendar and belongs to international pay television network Nickelodeon.

This year’s awards, to be held on March22, will be its 33rd edition.

For Reddy, being nominated was a huge achievement. He is the only KwaZulu-Natal representative among the SA Nickelodeon nominees.

Also flying the national flag are musicians Shekhinah, Sho Madjozi and vlogger Chané Grobler in the Favourite African Star and Favourite Social Media Star (Africa) categories respectively.

Reddy will be competing with Grobler, Ugandan entertainer Anne Kansiime and Nigerian disc jockey DJCuppy for the Favourite Social Media Star (Africa) category.

“I used to watch the Kids’ Choice Awards with my gran as a child,” Reddy recalled. The 24-year-old said it had been his goal for the year that he would do something that involved Nickelodeon. His family were also in shock and happy about the nomination, Reddy said.

He was thrilled about the nomination because it also meant that his work was being recognised abroad.

Reddy’s videos on social media have been viewed thousands of times. He said the nomination validated his work, but this did not mean he would be resting on his laurels: “I can push and take it to the next level.”

Winners this year will be partly determined by the number of votes they receive. Reddy urged people to go to the Nickelodeon website (https://kca.nickelodeonafrica.com/vote/) and vote for him.

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 Kids’ Choice Awards. We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees who are representing Africa at this global event. Viewers can expect lots of fun, smiles and laughter.”

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From East Coast Breakfast:

Prev Reddy talks his Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards nomination

The KZN entertainer and actor has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award in the African Social Star category.

Officially, Prev Reddy is the first South African-Indian to be nominated for a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award! Sharing his excitement with Darren, Keri, and Sky, he says he is truly honoured to be nominated.

His alter ego, Aunty Shamila, constantly leaves social media in stitches. Throw in sold-out shows in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, and Prev is quickly becoming a household name.

Prev has been nominated alongside other favourite African stars Patricia Kihoro, Shekhinah, Sho Madjozi, and Teni.

Grateful for all the support he's received from friends and family across the country, he took to social media to announce his nomination:

"I cannot believe that this is real life and I am posting this. I’ve been watching the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards ever since I can remember and now I’ve just been nominated for my very own Kid’s Choice Award in the African Social Star category! I’m officially the first South African-Indian to be nominated for a Kid’s Choice Award and I know we’re just getting started! I want to thank all of you for all the love and support that has made this opportunity materialize, and for making my dreams come true over and over again! now is the part where I start begging you guys to vote! Be prepared, it’s coming."

Listen to his chat with the Breakfast team here:



Help Prev bring home the award by voting for him HERE.

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From GhGossip:

Teni Nominated For Nickelodeon Africa Awards

Popular Nigerian female musician, Teniola Apata who is widely known as Teni has been nominated for the Nickelodeon Africa awards.

She took to her Instagram handle to make this announcement to her fans and other social media users.

Making the post, she indicated that she is proud of her nomination because she grew up watching the popular animation channel.

Sharing a photo of the nomination, she wrote;

“I grew up watching Nickelodeon @nickelodeon_africa !!!! See who has been nominated at the Nickelodeon #kidschoiceawards2020”

Congratulations, Teni!!!

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From Nairobi New:

Patricia Kihoro nominated for Nickelodeon award

Kenyan entertainer Patricia Kihoro has been nominated for this year’s 2020 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.

Ms Kihoro is nominated for ‘Favorite African Star’ category. The annual American children’s awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon.

Usually held on a Saturday night in late March or early April, the show honours the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers worldwide of Nickelodeon networks.

Ms Kohoro took to social media and requested her fans to vote for her.

She wrote: “I really didn’t see this coming. Thank you to everyone who’s been asking how to vote, sharing and being so encouraging. I honestly didn’t think it was real. It was announced just under a month ago but I don’t know, kinda trippy seeing my name in the same sentence as all those folks. Ha. A whole Beyonce even. When. I figured it might be a mistake.”

Patricia is nominated alongside African stars like Sho Madjozi and Shekhinah, Anne Kansiime, DJ Cuppy, Teni, Chane Grobler and Prev Reddy.

Global stars on the award show, which will be hosted by Chance The Rapper, include Beyonce, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Selena Gomez.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2020 will be broadcast on Nick Toons (DStv Channel 308) on Monday, March 23, at 5.30pm – 24hours after the event in the US.

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From IOL:

Durban's 'Aunty Shamilla' wins Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award

Durban - Durban comedian Preven Reddy has won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award, in the African Social Star category.

Reddy, who goes by the alter ego of Aunty Shamilla, received a phone call in February, where he was informed he had been nominated for the award.

He posted on Facebook earlier today: "I have been crying happy tears all morning. We actually did it. Thank you so much to every single person who voted for me continuously. I am genuinely at a loss for words, this is so so surreal. Thank you for believing in me South Africa."

On his nomination Reddy told POST that while in primary and high school, he used to watch the awards with his grandmother and knew he wanted to work with them someday.

“I got to do some stuff at the Nickelodeon pop-ups at Comic Con last year and it was really fun. But I did not expect this. I cried for a solid 10 minutes," Reddy told POST.

Nickelodeon is an American pay television network, launched in 1977 as the first cable channel for children.

Reddy has almost 50 000 followers on social media.

Instagram well-wishers had this to say:

nickelodeon_africa: We love you Prev!

sureshnierider: OMG! dollllla !! You and Aunty Shamilla have changed sooo much in this landscape of entertainment and social media! we are sooo proud of you.

jolene_jaggessar: Congratulations. So well deserved.You are an amazing artist, even in person here in Dubai you were so great.

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From okayafrica:

Sho Madjozi Wins 'Favorite African Star' at 2020 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

On the heels of her 'Best New International Act' BET award, Sho Madjozi continues to collect international honors one after the other.

South African rapper Sho Madjozi was recently named "Favourite African Star" at this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the event took place virtually and was hosted by actress and singer Victoria Justice. This is Sho Madjozi's second international award following her "Best New International Act" BET award last year in June. Additionally, South African actor and comedian Prev Reddy was awarded "Favourite African Social Media Star".

The "John Cena" superstar took to social media to express her gratitude at having received the award saying, "Our job is to work, move forward and never reverse; Nickelodeon, thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted." She went on to add, "World, we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you."

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented on Sho Madjozi's win saying: "This incredible win comes at a crucial time for us as the continent observes and celebrates Africa Month. Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars." Twala added that, "We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjozi and Prev Reddy for flying the African Flag high at this global event. Millions of viewers can expect lots of fun, surprises and laughter from the 2020 Kids' Choice Awards".

Past South African winners of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards include Bonang Matheba and AKA.

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Update (12/3) - In response to the COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) outbreak, Nickelodeon has regretfully decided to postpone Kids' Choice Awards 2020 until a later date. The latest information can be found here.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020 International Nominees and Airdates!

Originally published: Monday, February 17, 2020.

Sources: Encomium, Daily Trust, Indian Spice (II).

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