Five Of SA’s Most Fun Personalities Nominated For The Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019

Nigeria’s Davido Is Africa’s Nominee In The Favourite Global Music Star Category
Music Mogul Dj Khaled To Host The Ultimate Kids’ Party, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019

Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at a media press conference announced the host and nominees for the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) along with a first-time Nickelodeon KCA nomination livestream event across Nickelodeon’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handles and channels. The Nickelodeon 2019 Kids Choice Awards will air on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) at 17h05 CAT on Sunday 24 March 2019.

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) commented, “The Nickelodeon brand in Africa is all about empowering children on the continent and Nickelodeon KCA provides a platform for them to celebrate their favourite stars. Congratulations to all the nominees that are representing our continent at this global event which unites children with fun, slime and laughter.”

The five effervescent stars that make up the South African nominees for the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed include: 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 featured amongst David Guetta and Taylor Swift.

Internationally recognised actress and activist, Nomzamo Mbatha, who attended the media announcement in Johannesburg commented, “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.”

Prominent Hip Hop artist and musician, AKA, who was at the press conference with his daughter said, “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 host the 2019 Nickelodeon’s KCAs, the biggest, slimiest party of the year for kids. DJ Khaled will bring his music, signature catch phrases and larger-than-life personality to the Kids’ Choice Awards stage. Kids across the globe will have a front-row seat to the next big things in kid culture from the hottest upcoming movies, music, gaming and rising talent, while continuing to celebrate their favourites from the past year. Kids everywhere will be able to experience the show across all Nickelodeon screens and platforms, as Nick brings the slime and surprises they love. DJ Khaled is also nominated in three categories at the Awards.

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?

Beginning today, fans can cast votes on the official Kids’ Choice Awardswebsite, Fans 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.

In an industry first in market, Nickelodeon Africa has joined forces with the iconic family restaurant, Wimpy, to bring South African families the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA). The partnership 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 Studiosin LA. All the competition details are available on the Nickelodeon Africa website.

“The Nickelodeon KCA has become an epic and fun-packed awards event that children across the globe look forward to on an annual basis. We are thrilled to join forces with Nickelodeon Africa to give the winning family an opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime fun and festivity filled experience first-hand,” says Jacques Cronje, Marketing Executive at Wimpy.

The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards campaign with Wimpy creates the opportunity to enter into the heart of South African households with wholesome fun and entertainment.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 nominees are (*new categories):


  • Nomzamo Mbatha
  • AKA
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Somizi


  • Adesua Etomi-Wellington
  • IK Osakioduwa
  • Sauti Sol
  • Stone Bwoy


Favourite Funny TV Show

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • BUNK’D
  • Fuller House
  • Henry Danger
  • Modern Family
  • Raven’s Home

Favourite TV Drama

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • The Flash
  • Riverdale
  • Stranger Things
  • The Walking Dead

Favourite Reality Show

  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Idol
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
  • Double Dare
  • The Voice

Favourite TV Host*

  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
  • Kevin Hart (TKO: Total Knock Out)
  • Liza Koshy & Marc Summers (Double Dare)
  • Nick Cannon & JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties)
  • Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
  • Tyra Banks (America’s Got Talent)

Favourite TV Judges*

  • Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)
  • Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie (American Idol)
  • Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor (THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM)
  • Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton (The Voice)
  • Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO (World of Dance)

Favourite Cartoon

  • ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business
  • The Loud House
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Teen Titans Go!

Favourite Male TV Star

  • Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)
  • Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
  • Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
  • Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
  • Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf, A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Favourite Female TV Star

  • Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
  • Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack, Andi Mack)
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
  • Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)


Favourite Movie

  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • The Kissing Booth
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Favourite Movie Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)
  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)
  • Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)
  • Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Favourite Movie Actress

  • Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns)
  • Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther)
  • Rihanna (Nine Ball, Ocean’s 8)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favourite Superhero*

  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)
  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favourite Butt-Kicker

  • Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
  • Danai Gurira (Okoye, Black Panther)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)
  • Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson, Creed II)
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favourite Animated Movie

  • The Grinch
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Incredibles 2
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Favourite Male Voice from an Animated Movie

  • Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Andy Samberg (Johnny, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Grinch, The Grinch)
  • Channing Tatum (Migo, Smallfoot)
  • James Corden (Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit)
  • Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Favourite Female Voice from an Animated Movie

  • Gal Gadot (Shank, Ralph Breaks the Internet)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Kristen Bell (Jade Wilson, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies)
  • Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Yara Shahidi (Brenda, Smallfoot)
  • Zendaya (Meechee, Smallfoot)


Favourite Music Group

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos
  • twenty one pilots

Favourite Male Artist

  • Bruno Mars
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Luke Bryan
  • Shawn Mendes

Favourite Female Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Beyoncé
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Selena Gomez
  • Taylor Swift

Favourite Song

  • Delicate (Taylor Swift)
  • In My Blood (Shawn Mendes)
  • In My Feelings (Drake)
  • Natural (Imagine Dragons)
  • thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
  • Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)

Favourite Breakout Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Cardi B
  • Dan + Shay
  • Juice WRLD
  • Kane Brown
  • Post Malone

Favourite Collaboration

  • Girls Like You (Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B)
  • Happier (Marshmello, featuring Bastille)
  • I Like It (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
  • Meant to Be (Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line)
  • No Brainer (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
  • SICKO MODE (Travis Scott, featuring Drake)

Favourite Social Music Star

  • Baby Ariel
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Jack & Jack
  • JoJo Siwa
  • Max & Harvey
  • Why Don’t We

Favourite Global Music Star

  • Africa: Davido
  • Australia/New Zealand: Troye Sivan
  • Europe: David Guetta
  • North America: Taylor Swift
  • Latin America: J Balvin
  • United Kingdom: HRVY


Favourite Video Game

  • Just Dance 2019
  • LEGO® The Incredibles
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
  • Super Mario Party™

Favourite Social Star

  • David Dobrik
  • Emma Chamberlain
  • Guava Juice
  • Lilly Singh
  • Miranda Sings
  • Ryan ToysReview

Favourite Gamer*

  • DanTDM
  • Jacksepticeye
  • Markiplier
  • Ninja
  • PopularMMOs
  • SSSniperWolf

How Do You Want to Help? *
Help People in Need (homes, food, care and more)
Help Schools (supplies, after-school activities, arts, gym, STEM and more)
Help the Environment (disaster relief, clean water, recycling and more)
Help Animals (pet rescue, wildlife preservation, service animals and more)
Help Prevent Bullying (positivity, emotional support, respect and more)
Catch the Nickelodeon 2019 Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons DStv channel 308) at 17h05 CAT on Sunday 24 March 2019.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: