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Eddy Kenzo Wins ‘Favorite African Star’ At Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards || See Full Winners’ List

Davido & Emmanuella lost out to Ugandan star, Eddy Kenzo at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award


Nigerian celebrities, Davido and Emmanuella were both defeated at the favorite African star category of the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. They lost to popular Ugandan start by Eddy Kenzo.

The loss came as a shock to many viewers as everyone expected either of the Nigerian entertainers, particularly Emmanuella, to take home the awards owing to their popularity across the world, but the Ugandan singer carried the day.


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.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award 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:


Favorite African Star

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) – Winner

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Caster Semenya (South Africa)

Davido (Nigeria)

Emmanuella (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Favorite Global Music Star

BTS (Asia) – Winner

Black Coffee (Africa)

Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)

Maluma (South America)

Taylor Swift (North America)

The Vamps (UK)

Zara Larsson (Europe)

Favorite Music Group

Fifth Harmony – Winner

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

The Chainsmokers

Twenty One Pilots


Favorite Male Artist

Shawn Mendes – Winner

Bruno Mars

DJ Khaled

Ed Sheeran

Luis Fonsi

Kendrick Lamar

Favorite Female Artist

Demi Lovato – Winner

Katy Perry


Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift


Favorite Song

‘Shape Of You’ – Ed Sheeran – Winner

‘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

Favorite Breakout Artist

Camila Cabello – Winner

Cardi B

Harry Styles


Noah Cyrus

Alessia Cara


Favorite Movie

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Winner

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

Favorite Movie Actor

Dwayne Johnson (Dr Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) – Winner

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)

Favorite Movie Actress

Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming) – Winner

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)

Favorite Animated Movie

Coco – Winner

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

Despicable Me 3


Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Emoji Movie

The Lego Batman Movie


Favorite TV Show

Stranger Things – Winner

Fuller House

Henry Danger

K.C. Undercover

Power Rangers Ninja Steel

The Big Bang Theory

The Flash

The Thundermans

Favorite Cartoon

SpongeBob SquarePants – Winner

Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks

Teen Titans Go!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Loud House

The Simpsons

Favorite TV Actor

Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger) – Winner

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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