Ugandan Star Defeats Davido And Emmanuella To Win Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

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Emmanuella and Davido
Nigerian entertainers – Emmanuella and Davido – failed to win the favourite African star category of the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. They were defeated by Eddy Kenzo, an Ugandan musician who eventually won the award.
Nigerians had expected either Emmanuella or Davido to win the award owing to their popularity, but many were shocked as Kenzo took the award home.
The Ugandan star took to his Facebook page to share the news of his triumph.
Real name, Edrisa Musuuza, Kenzo is best known for his 2014 song ‘Sitya Loss’. In 2017, he released ‘Sembera Eno’ and ‘Jubilation’, two songs which were big hits in Uganda.
Kenzo
The award ceremony took place in Inglewood, California, US, on Sunday. The winner was determined by voter preferences and other considerations.
Other African stars nominated for the award are Casper Nyovest (South Africa), Caster Somonya (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), and Eddy Konzo (Uganda).
Below is the full list of winners:
Music
Favourite African Star
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Emmanuella (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Favourite Global Music Star
BTS (Asia)
Black Coffee (Africa)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
Taylor Swift (North America)
The Vamps (UK)
Zara Larsson (Europe)
Favourite Music Group
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots
Coldplay
Favourite Male Artist
Shawn Mendes
Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi
Kendrick Lamar
Favourite Female Artist
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Pink
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Beyoncé
Favourite Song
‘Shape Of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Despacito’ (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
‘HUMBLE.’ – Kendrick Lamar
‘I’m The One’ – DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne
‘It Ain’t Me’ – Selena Gomez & Kygo
‘Look What You Made Me Do’ – Taylor Swift
‘That’s What I Like’ – Bruno Mars
‘Thunder’ – Imagine Dragons
Favourite Breakout Artist
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Khalid
Noah Cyrus
Alessia Cara
Film
Favourite Movie
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman
Favourite Movie Actor
Dwayne Johnson (Dr Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2)
Favourite Movie Actress
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)
Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
Gal Gadot (Diana/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Favourite Animated Movie
Coco
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie
Television
Favourite TV Show
Stranger Things
Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Power Rangers Ninja Steel
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Thundermans
Favourite Cartoon
SpongeBob SquarePants
Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons
Favourite TV Actor
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Steel)
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