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Wizkid, Trevor Noah, Olianna and Olivia, others nominated for Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2023.

  • Nigerian kid stars Olianna and Olivia nominated as African Kidfluencers for Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2023 

Nickelodeon has released the official list of nominees for the highly anticipated 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs). Set to premier on Wednesday, 8 March at 15:10 on NickToons (Channel 308 on DStv and channel 69 GOtv), the slime sludging award ceremony celebrates some of the biggest local and international media personalities and artists, as voted for by the fans. 

Leading Afrobeats musician, Wizkid; famous South African comedian and former The Daily Show anchor, Trevor Noah; young prodigy DJ, DJ Arch JNR and unidentical twin fashion kid-influencers, Olianna and Olivia, have been named nominees for the slimiest awards of the year, the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2023. 

Wizkid was nominated under the Favourite Global Music Star category and Trevor Noah under the Favourite African Star category, while DJ Arch JNR and Olianna and Olivia were nominated under the Favourite African Kidfluencers category.  

This year’s nominee list also featured South African dancer and social media influencer, Rethabile Mokgatla; two-year-old genius from Soweto, Lethukuthula Bhengu; Kenyan actress and leading lady, Lupita Nyong’o; sensational kid model, Siba Bogopa; exceptional seven-year-old YouTuber, Alakhe Mdoda; South African national female football team, Banyana Banyana; and Ampiano music duo, Scorpion Kings.  

These African stars were nominated across the categories of Favourite African Kidfluencer, Favourite African Star, Favourite Global Music Star and Favourite Movie Actress.  

“The evolution of the African creative industry is being felt across all spheres of global entertainment,” remarked Dillon Khan, Vice President of Paramount Africa for Comedy Central Africa, Nickelodeon & Creative Services. “These nominations resonate with all of Africa, and we’re glad to see so much African talent being recognised for all the hard work they put into the global entertainment industry. This is just the start.” 

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The awards show will air on NickToons (Channel 308 on DStv and channel 69 GOtv), Sunday 8, March at 15:10 WAT from the Microsoft Theater. The awards will celebrate fans’ favorites from various fields, including film, television, music, sports, and more.  

Face of Nickelodeon Africa, Lerai Rakoditsoe will be heading out to Los Angeles to host the official 2023 KCA Nickelodeon Africa Special. She will be bringing all the home-grown action celebrating children’s top choices in entertainment media. Co-hosts of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 will be CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson and digital star Charli D’Amelio.  

“Lerai has been making waves since she became the first African host on NickMusic, it is incredible to see her soaring to even greater  heights as the host of the Africa leg of the  Kid’s Choice Awards on NickToons. As a platform partner to NickToons, MultiChoice is proud to be associated with a brand that nurtures and recognizes talent, especially that of young artists on the African continent.” said Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head Content Strategy at Multichoice.  

Burleson said, “Hosting NFL Slimetime is always a blast and I can’t wait to bring that energy to the Kids’ Choice Awards as co-host. I grew up on Nickelodeon and my kids still watch it, so we’re all ready for the stunts, surprises, and superstars.”  

D’Amelio said, “I got slimed at the KCA’s in 2021, saw my sister get slimed last year, and now, no one is safe with me as co-host! Nate and I will make sure this year’s show is even slimier with epic dances and silly tricks. “Today’s news also included this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards nominees.   

First-time nominees include Jenna Ortega, Jack Harlow, GAYLE, Joji, Nicky Youre and Letitia Wright, among others. Stranger Things leads the pack with six nominations, followed by That Girl Lay Lay, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder with four nominations each.   

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Musical performances at the awards show will be announced at a later date. 

KCA will continue to put the fans in control as they enter a magical surreal world. This year’s show will also feature extreme logic-defying stunts; wild celebrity collaborations and games; magical illusions and tricks; interactive moments within the Nickverse; and epic slimings.  

Beginning today, fans across the globe can cast their votes across 31 categories on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com, with an additional 32 international categories available in regions around the world. 

Share it: @Nickelodeon @KidsChoiceAwards #KCA 

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 nominees are: 

FAVOURITE AFRICAN KIDFLUENCERS 

Alakhe Mdoda 

Lethukuthula Bhengu 

Rethabile Mokgatla 

Olianna and Olivia 

Siba Bogopa 

DJ Arch JNR 

FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR

Trevor Noah

Banyana Banyana

Msaki

Scorpion Kings

FAVORITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR 

Bad Bunny (Latin America) 

BLACKPINK (Asia) 

Harry Styles (UK) 

Rosalía (Europe) 

Taylor Swift (North America) 

Tones and I (Australia) 

Wizkid (Africa) 

TELEVISION: 

FAVORITE KIDS TV SHOW 

Are You Afraid of the Dark? 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series 

Ms. Marvel 

Raven’s Home 

That Girl Lay Lay 

The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder 

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers 

The Really Loud House 

FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW 

Cobra Kai 

iCarly 

Obi-Wan Kenobi 

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law 

Stranger Things 

Wednesday 

Young Rock 

Young Sheldon 

FAVORITE REALITY SHOW 

America’s Funniest Home Videos 

America’s Got Talent 

American Ninja Warrior 

Floor Is Lava 

MasterChef Junior 

The Masked Singer 

FAVORITE ANIMATED SHOW 

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous 

Rugrats 

SpongeBob SquarePants 

Teen Titans Go! 

The Loud House 

The Smurfs 

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR (KIDS) 

Audrey Grace Marshall (Vivian Turner, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder) 

Imogen Cohen (Zina, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder) 

Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) 

Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home) 

Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

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That Girl Lay Lay (Lay Lay, That Girl Lay Lay

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR (KIDS) 

Brady Noon (Evan Morrow, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers) 

Israel Johnson (Noah Lambert, Bunk’d

Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Tyler Wladis (Roy, The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder) 

Wolfgang Schaeffer (Lincoln Loud, The Really Loud House) 

Young Dylan (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan

FAVORITE FEMALE TV STAR (FAMILY) 

Hilary Duff (Sophie, How I Met Your Father

Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams, Wednesday) 

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things

Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay, iCarly) 

Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield, Stranger Things

Tracee Ellis Ross (Bow Johnson, Black-ish

FAVORITE MALE TV STAR (FAMILY) 

Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things) 

Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan-Kenobi

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things

Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson, Stranger Things

Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay, iCarly) 

Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso, Cobra Kai

FILM: 

FAVORITE MOVIE 

Avatar: The Way of Water 

Black Adam 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

Hocus Pocus 2 

Jurassic World Dominion 

Monster High The Movie 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 

Top Gun: Maverick 

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR 

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Love and Thunder

Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Dominion

Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam/Teth-Adam, Black Adam

Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Ryan Reynolds (Big Adam, The Adam Project

Tom Cruise (Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, Top Gun: Maverick) 

FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS 

Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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