Nickelodeon today announced the nominees for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed.
Celebrating kids’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, this year’s all-star list of nominations include Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele Bello, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niekerk – all nominated in the “Favourite African Star” category.
Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards takes place on Saturday 11 March at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and premieres simultaneously on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and NickToons (DStv channel 308) at 15:40 CAT on Wednesday 15 March.
African stars will be in good company alongside fellow nominees Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more.
Highly regarded as an unpredictable, celebrity-filled mess-fest, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards this year features nine new categories guaranteed to be unique to this awards season, like “Favourite Frenemies”, “Most Wanted Pet” and “#Squad”.
African nominee hashtags:
Yemi Alade – #YemiAlade
Funke Akindele Bello – #FunkeAkindeleBello
Trevor Noah – #TrevorNoah
Lupita Nyong’o – #LupitaNyongo
Pearl Thusi – #PearlThusi
Wade van Niekerk – #WaydevanNiekerk
To vote for your “Favourite African Star” please use the hashtag #KCAAfricanStar and the hashtag for your chosen nominee on Twitter @NickAfrica, or post the hashtag on Facebook especially on www.Facebook.Com/NickelodeonAfrica tagging your favourite nominee.