Zozibini Tunzi, Siya Kolisi and Thuso Mbedu nominated for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

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Zozibini Tunzi has won the hearts of South Africans and this time it's because of her voice, again.
Zozibini Tunzi has won the hearts of South Africans and this time it's because of her voice, again.
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  • Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2021 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv 308) Monday, 15 March 2021 at 17:30 CAT.
  • The six prominent African stars that have been nominated to represent Africa in the Favourite African Star category include Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi and actress Thuso Mbedu.
  • In the Favourite African Social Media Star category, social media sensation Elsa Majimbo is nominated alongside entrepreneur and media personality Bonang Matheba.

Actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live legend, Kenan Thompson will take kids on a wild and slimy ride as host of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2021.

Locally, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2021 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv 308) on Monday, 15 March 2021 at 17:30 CAT. The show will also repeat on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) on Wednesday, 17 March at 15:05 CAT.

With Kenan at the helm, kids and parents worldwide will literally be part of this year's show like never before for an epic celebration of fan-favourite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more. 

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The six prominent African stars that have been nominated to represent Africa in the Favourite African Star category are Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa), actress Thuso Mbedu (South Africa), two time nominee, philanthropist and Springbok Rugby Captain Siya Kolisi (South Africa), Liverpool Football Club soccer star Mo Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane, Liverpool midfielder (Senegal) and Sheebah Karungi, leading dancer and songstress (Uganda).  
Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards
Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards

In the Favourite African Social Media Star category, social media sensation Elsa Majimbo (Kenya) is nominated alongside entrepreneur and media personality Bonang Matheba (South Africa), social media comedy group Ikorodu Bois (Nigeria), comedian and script-writer Emmanuella (Nigeria), social media magician Wiam Van den Berg (South Africa) and sensational youth dance group, Ghetto Kids (Uganda).  

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Internationally acclaimed Jerusalema hitmaker MasterKG (South Africa) is nominated in the Global Music Star category, representing African music alongside fellow nominees: BTS (Asia), David Guetta (Europe), Savannah Clarke (Australia), Taylor Swift (North America) and Sebastian Yatra (Latin America). 

Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards
Nickelodeons Kids Choice Awards

For the first time ever, Nickelodeon's Orange Blimp will leave the KCA venue and take fans on a wild ride around the world and beyond. Filled with slime and messy stunts, viewers will travel to outer space, Bikini Bottom and right into celebrities' homes using XR technology. This year's show will also feature live and interactive fan walls that bring celebrities and families at home to the main stage; second screen live voting all night long where fans stay in control; and a KCA award presented by one lucky family chosen during the show. 

Fans can cast votes on the official Kids' Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com, and on the Screens Up app supported by iPad, iPhone and Android devices. In the US International fans can cast votes through the Nick Play app in regions where it is available. Fans will also be able to cast their votes through social media on Twitter.

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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