TEMS, ADAEZE ONUIGBO, FOCALISTIC, MAKHADZI, MAJOR LEAGUE DJS, UNCLE VINNY, OTHERS NOMINATED FOR THE NICKELODEON’S KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2022
AFRICAN SUPERSTARS LEAD WITH NOMINATIONS AT THE NICKELODEON KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS
MIRANDA COSGROVE AND ROB GRONKOWSKI TO CO-HOST NICKELODEON’S KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2022
African superstars from a variety of disciplines are set to be celebrated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2022, with an exciting list of nominees unveiled by Nickelodeon Africa. Nominees in the Favourite African Star category are Focalistic, Major League DJz, Makhadzi, Pitso Mosimane and Tems, while the Favourite African Kidfluencer category sees the spotlight placed on Adaeze Onuigbo, Masaka Kids Africana, Sassy Taylor Morrison, Sbahle Mzizi, Uncle Vinny, and Witney Ramabulana. Focalistic, also known as President of the Street, has a long history of lifting the African flag on a global scale, having been nominated for and winning a number of international awards and this time he’s gotten the attention of the kids. The Major League DJz were no surprise to see on the list considering how they have been vital in bringing “Amapiano to the World” to life, having recently signed a global record deal with Atlantic Records. Makhadzi has come a long way from street singing to being recognized for her achievements and as a kids favourite. Pitso Mosimane sets the bar for what a football coach can be and is a great example of how a career in sport can be extended well beyond years as a professional player. Tems is double-nominated this year – in addition to being nominated as an African Star, she’s representing Africa in the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award category for Global Music Star. “I’m ecstatic to have been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2022. It’s a dream come true to be recognized and appreciated all around the world. I’d like to congratulate and wish all of the African nominees the best of luck this year,” says Tems. Voting is live across both local categories as well as the Global Music Star category and African fans can head to http://kca.nickelodeon.tv/ to make their votes count The Favourite Africa Kidfluencer category boasts Adaeze Onuigbo, a talented and intelligent actress who is regarded as one of the fast rising young actress in Nollywood while Uncle Vinny, the South African MTV Base VJ and social media sensation will be a popular nominee. The dance moves of the Masaka Kids Africana have seen their posts go viral around the globe and those moves will no doubt keep them in hot contention as they continue on their mission to support
children in education and social well-being, through their talents. Lastly, we have Sassy Taylor Morrison and Sbahle Mzizi who may be amongst the youngest in the category but have both made waves (under the close eyes of their parents) on social media. News on the international front is that Actress Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski will take on the slimiest roles of their lives as co-hosts of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. For the first time ever, the show will feature 1,000 epic slimings and dozens of fun-filled pranks celebrating fan-favorite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more. This year’s show will also feature Nickelodeon’s signature blimp as it ventures into the metaverse with celebrity avatars. “We are especially proud of the incredible diversity of representation across the continent and congratulate all nominees who are positively representing Africa at this global event,”says Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Paramount in Africa. Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 will broadcast on NickToons (DStv Channel 308) on 13 April 2022 at 13:30 WAT / 14:30 CAT. The show will also air on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) on 13 April 2022 at 15:50 WAT / 16:50 CAT. Information about how fans in the African region can get involved and cast votes for their favourite will be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned to the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com for updates. Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 is sponsored by The LEGO® Group, the Kirby and the Forgotten Land™ game, Lunchables, and Olive Garden®. Share It: @Nickelodeon @KidsChoiceAwards #KCA Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 is produced by Nickelodeon Productions and overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series; Luke Wahl, Vice President, Unscripted Creative; and Jennifer Bryson, Vice President, Production, Tentpoles, Events & Music & Specials. Michael Dempsey serves as executive producer, with Magda Liolis, Andria Parides, Kathryn Rickey and Greg Sills serving as co-executive producers. The show is directed by Glenn Weiss. Miranda Cosgrove is an actress, singer and star of Nickelodeon’s original iCarly series. Recently, she can currently be seen hosting and executive producing CBS Saturday Morning’s Mission Unstoppable alongside Geena Davis, as well as starring in the feature films North Hollywood and 3022. She has lent her voice as Margo in the Despicable Mefranchise and has received rave reviews for her work ever since her first starring role in the film School of Rock. As a singer, Cosgrove’s first solo album, Sparks Fly, debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart, with her first single, “Kissin U,” quickly becoming officially certified RIAA gold. On social media, she has amassed over 29 million followers across all her platforms.
Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is an American football tight end for the National Football League (NFL) and four-time Super Bowl champion. Gronk is no stranger to Nickelodeon, having won coveted orange blimps at Kids’ Choice Sports and hosting Nickelodeon’s viral video series, Crashletes. For more bio information on Rob Gronkowski, click here. He is represented by UTA and managed by Henry Penzi at Pay It Forward Entertainment Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brand