Popular actress , Funke Akindele and singer Yemi Alade have been nominated for this year’s Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
The award celebrates kids’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture. The Nigerian entertainers have been nominated alongside Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niekerk 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 2:40PM on Wednesday 15 March.
Alade and Akindele join a long list of international nominees at this years KCAs including 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.
Stars will vie for the famous Nickelodeon “blimp” trophy across ten music categories, with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Twenty One Pilots topping the list with four nominations each. After ruling the Billboard and iTunes charts, The Chainsmokers make their Kids’ Choice Awards nominee debut with two nods for “Favourite Music Group” and “Favourite New Artist”.