Nigeria: Emmanuella, Davido Loses Nickelodeon Award to Ugandan Star

Photo: Eddy Kenzo
Eddy Kenzo
27 March 2018

Nigerian celebrities Davido and Emmanuella have been defeated at the favourite African star category of the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

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 a Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo beat them to emerge winner.

This was gathered when The Ugandan star took to his Facebook page to share the news of his triumph.

Recall that Kenai whose real name is Edrisa Musuuza, 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 31st edition of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice 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:


Favourite African Star

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) - WINNER

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 - WINNER

Imagine Dragons

Maroon 5

The Chainsmokers

Twenty One Pilots


Favourite Male Artist

Shawn Mendes - WINNER

Bruno Mars

DJ Khaled

Ed Sheeran

Luis Fonsi

Kendrick Lamar

Favourite Female Artist

Demi Lovato - WINNER

Katy Perry


Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift


Favourite 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

Favourite Breakout Artist

Camila Cabello - WINNER

Cardi B

Harry Styles


Noah Cyrus

Alessia Cara


Favourite 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

Favourite 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

Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)

Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)

Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)

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

Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)

Favourite Animated Movie


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

Despicable Me 3


Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Emoji Movie

The Lego Batman Movie


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 - WINNER

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) - 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)

Favorite TV Actress

Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)

Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)

Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans)

Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)

Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things) - WINNER

Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)


Favorite Video Game

Just Dance 2018 - WINNER

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Minecraft: Java Edition

Star Wars Battlefront II

Super Mario Odyssey

Favorite Funny YouTube Creator

Alex Wassabi


Dude Perfect

Liza Koshy - WINNER


Miranda Sings

Favorite Musical YouTube Creator

Ayo & Teo

Jack & Jack

Jacob Sartorius

Johnny Orlando

JoJo Siwa - WINNER

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