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Trevor Noah beats Funke Akindele, Yemi Alade, Lupita, others to win favourite African Star at Nickelodeon’s 2017 KCAs

Model Heidi Klum (L) and DJ Khaled speak onstage

… As Ellen DeGeneres, Zendaya, Chris Hemsworth, Kevin Hart, Others Win Big at Awards. 

Lagos| Nigeria: South African comedian and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah came out victorious last weekend, winning the award, “Favourite African Star” at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Trevor beat fellow African nominees, Funke Akindele, Yemi Alade, Lupita Nyong’O, Pearl Thusi and Wayde Van Niekerk to win the coveted orange blimp as Africa’s Favourite star.

Recorded in front of a live audience on Saturday 11 March in Los Angeles, the 2017 KCAs were hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena; the unpredictable celebrity mess-fest premieres on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 2:40 PM on Wednesday 15 March.

During the show, musical performers Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello took the KCA stage to perform their platinum-selling number-one single, “Bad Things” against the backdrop of a lighting and projection spectacle. International music sensation Little Mix performed a medley of their hit singles, “Touch” and “Shout Out to My Ex”, right before taking home the blimp for Favourite Global Music Star.

The 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime fest: from Demi Lovato being slime-soaked by a Smurfy set piece; to Chris Pratt getting a surprise sliming in the Kids’ Choice control room; to Kevin Hart getting doused with the coveted green goo after his triple win for Favourite Villain, Most Wanted Pet and BFFs; to the Power Rangers (Becky G., Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery) sliming the audience; and Cena receiving the ultimate green surprise while elevated above the stage at the end of the show.

This year’s show put the power of choice in the hands of kids at home with an interactive digital experience like never before.  Kids had the opportunity to choose what happens live during the show by casting votes to determine the outcome of multiple stunts including: Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin competing in the “chubby bunny” challenge; Big Sean and Bethany Mota tossing T-shirts into the audience; DJ Khaled putting the cast of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Mace Coronel, Lizzy Greene, Casey Simpson) against Cena in an epically messy arm wrestle; and Cena and Nick Cannon competing in a hip-hop dance battle.

Other celebrities at the awards include: Nikki Bella; Dove Cameron; Miranda Cosgrove; Noah Cyrus; Ellen DeGeneres; the Fuller House cast; Gal Gadot; Heidi Klum; Isabela Moner; Chris Pine; Zoe Saldana; John Stamos; Gwen Stefani; Nat Wolff; Maddie Ziegler; and Zendaya, plus stars from Nick’s hit series Game Shakers (Cree Cicchino, Thomas Kuc, Madisyn Shipman); and School of Rock (Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde).

For more information on the Nickelodeon 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #KCA.

Following are Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards winners:



Favourite African Star

Trevor Noah


Favourite TV Show – Kids’ Show

Henry Danger


Favourite TV Show – Family Show

Fuller House


Favourite Reality Show

America’s Got Talent


Favourite Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants


Favourite Male TV Star

Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)


Favourite Female TV Star

Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)




Favourite Movie



Favourite Movie Actor

Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)


Favourite Movie Actress

Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)


Favourite Animated Movie

Finding Dory


Favourite Voice From An Animated Movie

Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)


Favourite Villain

Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)


Favourite Butt-Kicker

Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)


BFFs (Best Friends Forever)

Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)


Favourite Frenemies

Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)


Most Wanted Pet*

Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)



Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy




Favourite Music Group

Fifth Harmony


Favourite Male Singer

Shawn Mendes


Favourite Female Singer

Selena Gomez


Favourite Song

Work from Home – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign


Favourite New Artist

Twenty One Pilots


Favourite Music Video*

Juju on That Beat – Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall


Favourite DJ/EDM Artist*

Calvin Harris


Favourite Soundtrack*

Suicide Squad


Favourite Viral Music Artist*

JoJo Siwa


Favourite Global Music Star*

Little Mix




Favourite Video Game

Just Dance 2017


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