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Trevor Noah and kidfluencer prodigy Lethukuthula ‘Lethu’ Bhengu win at 2023 Kids’ Choice Awards

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The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 was filled with extreme logic-defying stunts, illusions and tricks. Hosted live from the Microsoft Theatre by Nate Burleson and Charli D’Amelio, our very own Lerai Rakoditsoe joined the fun, hosting the KCA Africa Special. Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 featured: a show-stopping opening performance by Bebe Rexha; special honours given to Adam Sandler and Transformers’ Optimus Prime; exclusive teaser clips from highly anticipated feature films; appearances from today’s top stars; and exciting surprises revealing fans’ favourite TV shows, movies, music and more. 

 

Comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host Trevor Noah won the KCA African Star Award category, while internet sensation and young prodigy Lethukuthula ‘Lethu’ Bhengu took home the Favourite African Kidfluencer Award. 

 

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Highlights from Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 include:   

  • Opening dance medley featuring Burleson, D’Amelio and content creators Michael Le and Markell Washington, as they recreated some of the biggest dance trends of the year, culminating with a performance from Bebe Rexha of her chart-topping hit single, “I’m Good (Blue);”
  • Special King of Comedy Silver Blimp given to Adam Sandler for his prolific career in comedy as an actor, writer, producer, comedian and musician over the past 30 years, accepted from a giant, opulent throne on the KCA stage before getting decimated in Nickelodeon’s iconic Slime;
  • A performance of “California Breeze,” by Lil Baby, from his chart-topping third studio album, It’s Only Me, joined by his kids;
  • Melissa McCarthy slimed by her The Little Mermaid co-stars Awkwafina and Halle Bailey, in a dunk tank filled with over 1,500 gallons of Slime;
  • Lifetime Achievement Award given to Transformers’ heroic leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, presented by Pete Davidson, Dominique Fishback and Anthony Ramos, cast members from the upcoming sci-fi action film, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts;
  • A drum-off with Lil Uzi Vert and 8-year-old drumming prodigy, Justin Wilson II, until Slime jets activated for a messy surprise;
  • Tug of war showdown with WWE superstars Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair and The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods aka Austin Creed and Big E); 
  • Exclusive teaser clips from action-adventure fantasy feature film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, presented by cast members Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez; and the CG-animated superhero theatrical, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, presented by Seth Rogen and the voice cast Micah Abbey (Donatello), Shamon Brown Jr. (Michelangelo), Nicolas Cantu (Leonardo), and Brady Noon (Raphael), both concluding with ultimate slimings; 
  • A first look of Monster High 2, a sequel to the live-action movie musical based on the iconic Mattel franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures;
  • Nate Burleson and Charli D’Amelio, joined by their families on stage, for a grand finale sliming; 
  • Celebrity appearances from Landon Barker, Bella Poarch, Dove Cameron, Miranda Cosgrove, Dixie D’Amelio, Dwayne Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key, Peyton List, Jenna Ortega, MrBeast, Olivia Rodrigo, Kelly Rowland, Lilly Singh, SeanDoesMagic, and more; 
  • And appearances by Nickelodeon talent: That Girl Lay Lay (That Girl Lay Lay); Miia Harris, Nayah Damasen, Ceci Balagot and Case Walker (Monster High The Movie); Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans); and Young Dylan (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan), who performed his brand-new single, “I Just Wanna,” produced by Jermaine Dupri.

“We’re really proud of all the nominees and winners in the African categories. Congratulations to Lethukuthula Bhengu and Trevor Noah for bringing home the blimps — It’s such an honour to be voted for by your fans around the world. These awards are a showcase of the power of local talent, and the categories are a commitment to showcasing Africa’s potential on a global scale,” said Dillon Khan, Vice President of Paramount Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Studios & Creative Services for Africa

  

The following are Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 winners: 

 

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AFRICAN CATEGORIES:

  • FAVOURITE AFRICAN KIDFLUENCER
    Lethukuthula ‘Lethu’ Bhengu 

     

  • FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR
    Trevor Noah 

TELEVISION: 

  • FAVOURITE KIDS’ TV SHOW
    The Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder 

     
  • FAVOURITE FAMILY TV SHOW

    Wednesday 

  • FAVOURITE REALITY SHOW
    MasterChef Junior 

  • FAVOURITE ANIMATED SHOW

    SpongeBob SquarePants 

     
  • FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR (KIDS)
    Olivia Rodrigo (Nini, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

     
  • FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR (KIDS)
    Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • FAVOURITE FEMALE TV STAR (FAMILY)
    Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams, Wednesday) 
     
  • FAVOURITE MALE TV STAR (FAMILY)

    Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things

FILM: 

  • FAVOURITE MOVIE
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 

  • FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTRESS
    Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes 2)
  • FAVOURITE MOVIE ACTOR
    Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam/Teth-Adam) 
     
  • FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE
    Minions: The Rise of Gru 

  • FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE (MALE)

    Dwayne Johnson (Krypto, DC League of Super-Pets

  • FAVOURITE VOICE FROM AN ANIMATED MOVIE (FEMALE)
    Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania) 

MUSIC: 

  • FAVOURITE ALBUM
    “Midnights (3am Edition)”- Taylor Swift 

     

  • FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST
    Taylor Swift 
  • FAVOURITE MALE ARTIST

    Harry Styles 

  • FAVOURITE MUSIC GROUP
    BTS 

  • FAVOURITE SONG

    “As It Was”- Harry Styles 
     

  • FAVOURITE MUSIC COLLABORATION
    “Sweetest Pie”- Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa 
  • FAVOURITE BREAKOUT ARTIST
    Dove Cameron 
  • FAVOURITE SOCIAL MUSIC STAR
    Bella Poarch 
  • FAVOURITE GLOBAL MUSIC STAR
    Harry Styles (UK) 

OTHER CATEGORIES: 

  • FAVOURITE FEMALE CREATOR

    Charli D’Amelio 

  • FAVOURITE MALE CREATOR
    MrBeast 

     
  • FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA FAMILY
    Ninja Kidz TV 

     
  • FAVOURITE FEMALE SPORTS STAR

    Serena Williams 

  • FAVOURITE MALE SPORTS STAR
    LeBron James 

     
  • FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
    Minecraft 
     
  • FAVOURITE CELEBRITY PET

    Olivia Benson Swift 

     
  • FAVOURITE BOOK
    Harry Potter Book Series 

Catch the Face of Nickelodeon Africa, Lerai Rakoditsoe hosting the official 2023 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Africa Special, from LA bringing a distinct home-grown flavour to the KCAs from the infamous KCAs orange carpet, engaging with fan-favourites, actors, singers, content creators and sports stars amongst other celebrities. 

 

Catch the awards show on Wednesday, 8 March at 15:10 WAT on NickToons, DStv Channel 308. 

 

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Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2023 is sponsored by LUNCHABLES with 100% Juice®, Nintendo Switch, and Olive Garden®. 

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