Nickelodeon Africa has joined forces with the family
restaurant, Wimpy, to bring South African families the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA).
The awards will be held on 23 March 2019 in Los Angeles.
The five stars from South Africa are Nomzamo Mbatha, AKA, Siya Kolisi, Kagiso Rabada and Somizi in the Favourite
South African Star category and Adesua Etomi-Wellington, IK Osakioduwa (Nigeria), Sauti Sol (Kenya) and Stone Bwoy (Ghana) in the Favourite African Star category.
Globally, acclaimed musician Davido from Nigeria is the Africa nominee in the Favourite Global Music Star award and is featured amongst David Guetta and Taylor Swift.
Internationally recognised actress and activist, Nomzamo Mbatha says: “To be seen and voted for as one of the top 5 by the kids of South Africa, just melts my heart as it’s a validation of what I do. The Nickelodeon KCA is all about fun and celebration, the biggest kids’ party in the world. It’s ‘un-adult-erated’ fun, while honouring kids’ opinions, and taps into the kid in all of us.”
AKA, who is hoping to go to the awards with his daughter says: “Everyone who knows me will tell you, I am a BIG kid at heart. So to get a nod from the kids is super special. It says the kids are listening and paying attention and that for me, as a Dad, is a huge deal and an honour.”
Music mogul DJ Khaled is set to hostthe 2019 Nickelodeon’s KCAs, which are the biggest, slimiest party of the year for kids.
Leading the pack with the most nominations are: Avengers: Infinity War, with 10 nominations; Black Panther, with five nominations; and Cardi B and Hotel Transylvania 3:
Summer Vacation, with four nominations each. First-time nominees include: Jason Momoa, Emilia Clarke, James Corden, Noah Centineo, Bebe Rexha, Tyra
Banks and Riverdale. This year also introduces five new categories for voting: Favourite TV Host, Favourite TV Judges, Favourite Superhero and Favourite Gamer. And, for the first time, kids will get to decide how they want to help the world in a new category called How Do You
Want to Help?
Fans can cast votes on the official Kids’ Choice Awards
website, KCA2019.com. They will also be able to cast their vote through social media on Twitter using #artistname #KCA, and for the first time ever, Nickelodeon will be enabling voting on
specific posts on Instagram.
The partnership between Wimpy and Nickeledeon will see one South African family of four heading to Los
Angeles to get the full Nickelodeon KCA experience on 23 March 2019.
This includes attending the fun event in March together with a full day pass to Universal Studios Hollywood,
and the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in LA. All the competition details are available on the Nickelodeon Africa website.