Award-winning Kenyan fashion blogger and reality TV star Silvia Njoki joins the long list of international A-list celebrities like Drake, Adele, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift who have been nominated for this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
This year, the number-one entertainment brand for kids has included the African Bloggers category, in their prestigious award ceremony set to take place on Wednesday March 16 in the US. And Kenya’s Silvia Njoki becomes the first ever East African to be nominated for the award.
Other nominees include celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt, John Boyega, One Direction, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris Hemsworth and more.
Voting is now open for all categories on NICKELODEON’S digital platforms including KCA.NICKELODEONAFRICA.COM, and fans will also be able to vote on Nickelodeon’s Twitter feed @NICKELODEONAFRICA using #VOTE #KCA followed by the hashtag of their favourite nominee.
The music categories, which span an eclectic mix of genres, finds vocal powerhouse Adele against Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for “Favourite Song of the Year”, and new kids on the block, Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara competing for “Favourite New Artist”.
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are all tied with three nominations each, while artists Drake, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar follow closely behind with two.
In the movie categories, Jennifer Lawrence will face off against Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Scarlett Johansson for “Favourite Movie Actress”, while Jurassic World, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens compete for the title of “Favourite Movie”.