South African musician Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Ghanaian reggae dancehall artiste Stonebwoy won coveted orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019in partnership with Wimpy in South Africa on Sunday, 24 March 2019. Hosted by music mogul DJ Khaled, the unpredictable and always messy awards show premiered on NickToons (DStv channel 308) fresh from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, where kids celebrated their favorites in pop culture, television, music, social media and movies.
The Fela in Versace,AKA, who travelled independently to the awards, walked the orange carpet at the Los Angeles event and chatted with international press including South African social media influencer Nadia Jaftha – who also in Los Angeles for the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019.
Said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for VIMN Africa and BET International: “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 unites children across the globe by providing them with a powerful platform to vote for and celebrate their favourite personalities. Congratulations to AKA and Stonebwoy for their respective wins and for representing Africa.”
Commented AKA: “I would like to thank Nickelodeon Africa and Nickelodeon International for honouring me with this award. Thank you to the fans who voted and of course thank you to the kids. The kids are the most important thing we have right now in the planet because the kids are the future, the kids keep me relevant and the kids keep me on top of my game. Thank you very much and I am very happy to bring this award back to South Africa”
This year’s party kicked off with DJ Khaled making his way to the Kids’ Choice Awards in style, with an assist from friends Kylie Jenner and the Jonas Brothers. His next-level arrival began with a ride in a Rolls Royce Phantom, followed by a cruise on a luxury yacht, and a trip on board the “Kids’ Force One” helicopter before landing at the Nickelodeon’sKids’ Choice Awards 2019.
There was no shortage of slime and epic moments from this year’s show: Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott from Disney’s Aladdin arrived on a magic carpet and made the audience’s slime-filled wishes come true, dousing Smith and kids in green goo; DJ Khaled had to don a JoJo bow after losing a dance battle to JoJo Siwa in a live vote; Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez and Michael Peña, from Dora and the Lost City of Gold,world premiered the trailer for the upcoming Paramount Players live-action movie; DJ Khaled then surprised the audience by unboxing social media sensation Ryan of RyanToysReview; social media star David Dobrik, Chris Pratt, Josh Peck and Adam Sandlerwere soaked from head to toe; and the show culminated with DJ Khaled turning up the volume one last time with the biggest sliming of the night, blanketing the first-time host and the crowd.
The awards which were broadcast in partnership with Wimpy also saw some winners including Chris Pratt, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Robert Downey Jr., Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Noah Centineo, Selena Gomez, Joey King, Jace Norman, JoJo Siwa, David Dobrik, Avengers: Infinity War, Riverdale and DJ Khaled.
“A big Wimpy congratulations to the winners of this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019. Thank you for entertaining the children and making their childhood fun and enjoyable,” added Jacques Cronje, Marketing Executive at Wimpy.
Said Stonebwoy: “I feel so good and grateful for winning the Favourite Africa Star category of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2019. Guess what? I couldn’t have done it without your votes, so thank you very much for voting for me and I hope you guys enjoy the rest of the slime at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019.”
Multi-platinum hip-hop trio Migos performed their hits “Walk It Talk It” and “Stir Fry,” along with rising single “Pure Water,” accompanied by DJ Durel. Members of the original Broadway cast of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical—Allan Washington (“Plankton”), Brian Ray (“Mr. Krabs”), Christina Sajous (“Sandy”), Danny Skinner (“Patrick”), Ethan Slater (“SpongeBob”) and Gavin Lee (“Squidward”)–also made their KCA debut with a medley of “Best Day Ever” and the animated show’s iconic theme song.
Additional celebrities in attendance include: Paris Berelc, Ally Brooke, Lana Condor, Joel Courtney, Jennifer Hudson, Jack & Jack, Liza Koshy, Caleb McLaughlin, Janelle Monáe, Shameik Moore, Bebe Rexha, Kiernan Shipka, Lilly Singh, SSSniperWolf and Jason Sudeikis; cast members of Shazam! (Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi) and Fuller House (Andrea Barber, Soni Nicole Bringas, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Jodie Sweetin and Scott Weinger); plus Nickelodeon stars from Henry Danger, Cousins For Life and Knight Squad.
Following are Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019winners:
Favourite South African Star
Favourite African Star
Favourite Music Group
Favourite Male Artist
Favourite Female Artist
thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
Favourite Breakout Artist
“No Brainer” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
Favourite Social Music Star
Favourite Global Music Star
North America: Taylor Swift
Favourite Funny TV Show
Favourite TV Drama
Favourite Reality Show
America’s Got Talent
Favourite TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
Favourite TV Judges
Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)
Favourite Male TV Star
Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
Favourite Female TV Star
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)
Avengers: Infinity War
Favourite Movie Actor
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
Favourite Movie Actress
Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
Favourite Animated Movie
Favourite Male Voice from an Animated Movie
Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favourite Female Voice from an Animated Movie
Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
Favourite Video Game
Just Dance 2019
Favourite Social Star
How Do You Want to Help?
Help Animals (rescue, wildlife and more)
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 are broadcast in partnership with Wimpy in South Africa.
Watch theNickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) as they repeat on both channels this coming week.