Nigerian celebrities Davido and Emmanuella were both defeated at the favourite African star category of the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
They lost to popular Ugandan start, 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:
Favourite African Star
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Favourite Global Music Star
Black Coffee (Africa)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
Taylor Swift (North America)
The Vamps (UK)
Zara Larsson (Europe)
Favourite Music Group
Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Male Artist
Favourite Female Artist
‘Shape Of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘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
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Pitch Perfect 3
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Favourite Movie Actor
Dwayne Johnson (Dr Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
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)
Favourite Movie Actress
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
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)
Favourite Animated Movie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Despicable Me 3
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie
Favourite TV Show
Power Rangers Ninja Steel
The Big Bang Theory
Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
Favourite TV Actor
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
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)