Nigerian celebrities Davido and Emmanuella have been defeated at the favourite African star category of the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The loss came as a shock to many viewers as everyone expected either of the Nigerian entertainers, particularly Emmanuella, to take home the awards owing to their popularity across the world, but a Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo beat them to emerge winner. This was gathered when The Ugandan star took to his Facebook page to share the news of his triumph.
Recall that Kenai whose real name is Edrisa Musuuza, is best known for his 2014 song ‘Sitya Loss’. In 2017, he released ‘Sembera Eno’ and ‘Jubilation’, two songs which were big hits in Uganda. The 31st edition of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award ceremony took place in Inglewood, California, US, on Sunday.
The winner was determined by voter preferences and other considerations. Other African stars nominated for the award are Casper Nyovest (South Africa), Caster Somonya (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), and Eddy Konzo (Uganda). Below is the full list of winners: Music Favourite African Star Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) – WINNER Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) Caster Semenya (South Africa) Davido (Nigeria) Emmanuella (Nigeria) Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Favourite Global Music Star BTS (Asia) Black Coffee (Africa) Lorde (Australia/New Zealand) Maluma (South America) Taylor Swift (North America) The Vamps (UK) Zara Larsson (Europe) Favourite Music Group Fifth Harmony – WINNER Imagine Dragons Maroon 5 The Chainsmokers Twenty One Pilots Coldplay Favourite Male Artist Shawn Mendes – WINNER Bruno Mars DJ Khaled Ed Sheeran Luis Fonsi Kendrick Lamar Favourite Female Artist Demi Lovato – WINNER Katy Perry Pink Selena Gomez Taylor Swift Beyoncé Favourite Song ‘Shape Of You’ – Ed Sheeran – WINNER ‘Despacito’ (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber ‘HUMBLE.’ – Kendrick Lamar ‘I’m The One’ – DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne ‘It Ain’t Me’ – Selena Gomez & Kygo ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ – Taylor Swift ‘That’s What I Like’ – Bruno Mars ‘Thunder’ – Imagine Dragons Favourite Breakout Artist Camila Cabello – WINNER Cardi B Harry Styles Khalid Noah Cyrus Alessia Cara Film Favourite Movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – WINNER Beauty and the Beast Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Pitch Perfect 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Greatest Showman Wonder Woman Favourite Movie Actor Dwayne Johnson (Dr Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) – WINNER Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League) Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok) Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2) Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2) Favorite Movie Actress Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3) Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast) Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League) Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming) – WINNER Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2) Favourite Animated Movie Coco – WINNER Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Cars 3 Despicable Me 3 Ferdinand Smurfs: The Lost Village The Emoji Movie The Lego Batman Movie Television Favourite TV Show Stranger Things Fuller House Henry Danger K.C. Undercover Power Rangers Ninja Steel The Big Bang Theory The Flash The Thundermans Favourite Cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants – WINNER Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks Teen Titans Go! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Loud House The Simpsons Favourite TV Actor Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger) – WINNER Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead) Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash) Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans) Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory) William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Steel) Favorite TV Actress Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House) Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory) Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans) Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things) – WINNER Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover) OTHER CATEGORIES Favorite Video Game Just Dance 2018 – WINNER Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Minecraft: Java Edition Star Wars Battlefront II Super Mario Odyssey Favorite Funny YouTube Creator Alex Wassabi DanTDM Dude Perfect Liza Koshy – WINNER Markiplier Miranda Sings Favorite Musical YouTube Creator Ayo & Teo Jack & Jack Jacob Sartorius Johnny Orlando JoJo Siwa – WINNER