Sensational Nigerian child comedienne Emmanuella of the popular Mark Angel Comedy Series has received yet another major international recognition having just recently been nominated in the Favourite African Star category of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Emmanuella, whose recent comedy skits hit close to a million views within the first week of their release, has notably appeared in ad campaigns for Nickelodeon and Wikipedia and became the youngest recipient of the Afro-Australian Music & Movie Awards (AAMMA) where the 7 year old bagged two awards at the event held in Sydney, Australia.
In case it’s not obvious just how major her Kids’ Choice Awards nomination is just yet, Emmanuella – who will soon feature in a Disney movie – is nominated in the Favourite African Star category alongside Nigerian Afropop sensation and DMW boss, Davido, the only other nominated Nigerian in the category.
Other nominees in the star-studded and keenly contested category are South African sprinter Caster Semanya and rapper Cassper Nyovest, Tanzanian Bongo Flava singer Diamond Platnumz, and Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo.
The Nickelodeon 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards will have WWE Superstar John Cena returning as the host and will air on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) on the 24th of March.
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) Alex Okosi has this to say about the nominations:
“The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards offer a platform for African stars to be recognised for their excellence in their various talents including, music, sport and television by kids all over the globe.
“We are delighted to feature the continent’s highly talented nominees in the Favourite African Stars category where Black Coffee is nominated for the Favourite Global Music Star category alongside international counterparts.”
Other nominees for this year’s awards include Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Kendrick Lamar, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Chris Hemsworth, and a host of others.
Fans are allowed to vote for their winner on the Nickelodeon website.