BellaNaija Founder and CEO, Uche Pedro Nominated for Best Blogger, African category

Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) has
revealed the nominations for the 2016
Kids’ Choice Awards, the ultimate fan
celebration of the best of everything
kids love in pop culture. The nominees
reflect the entertainment that audiences
see, play, listen to and read in droves,
from movies like Star Wars: The Force
Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch
Perfect 2, to a host of television shows,
music, gaming, books and more.
With the introduction of a new African
voting category for best African
bloggers, Bellanaija founder, Uche Pedro
has been nominated alongside Sylvia
Kamau (Kenya), Aisha Baker (South
Africa), and Theodora Lee (South
Other nominees include Adele, Justin
Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift,
Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt,
The Weeknd, John Boyega, One Direction,
Sofia Vergara, Daisy Ridley, Chris
Hemsworth, Nickelodeon’s very own Kira
Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Jace Norman and
many more.
Multiple new categories have been
added to this year’s show, including
“Best Blogger” (Africa), “Favourite
Collaboration” and “Favourite Cooking
Stiff competition ignites the television
categories as last year’s Favourite
Modern Family finds itself neck-and-
neck with The Big Bang Theory,
garnering four nominations each.
Modern Family grabbed its nods for
“Favourite Family TV Show”, Rico
Rodriguez for “Favourite Male TV Star –
Family Show”, while Sofia Vergara and
Sarah Hyland battle it out for “Favourite
Female TV Star – Family Show.” The Big
Bang Theory is in contention with
nominations for “Favourite Family TV
Show,” Kaley Cuoco for “Favourite
Female TV Star – Family Show” and Jim
Parsons and Johnny Galecki rivaling in
the “Favourite Male TV Star – Family
Show” title. Meanwhile, the new
“Favourite Cooking Show” category
heats up, pitting the popular MasterChef
Junior and Chopped Junior against
Hell’s Kitchen, Cake Boss, Cake
Wars and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
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”.
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice
Awards premieres across Africa on
Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and
Nicktoons (DStv channel 308) at 5:30PM
on Wednesday 16 March 2016. The
presenting sponsor for the 2016
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the
brand new comedy blockbuster “KUNG
“The nominees are out now and I can’t
wait to see who wins. We’ve got
categories for everybody – TV, movies,
video games, actors, singers, everything
you can think of. It’s all in there. Make
sure you get out there and vote, and
we’ll see you at the show.” – Blake
Shelton, Country music superstar and
coach panelist on NBC’s The Voice.
Voting is now open for all categories on
Nickelodeon’s digital platforms ;
fans will also be able to vote on
Nickelodeon’s Twitter
feed@NickelodeonAfrica using #Vote
#KCA followed by the hashtag of their
favourite nominee.
To win an all-expenses paid trip to
attend the KCAs please go
The nominees and categories for the
2016 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice
Awards are:
Favourite Blogger (Africa)*
Sylvia Kamau (Kenya) – “Style by Silvia”
– //
Aisha Baker (South Africa) – “Baked the
Blog” – //
Uche Pedro (Nigeria) – “Bella Naija” –
Theodora Lee (South Africa) – “Theodora
Lee” – //
and/or //
Favourite TV Show
Austin & Ally
Girl Meets World
Henry Danger
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
The Thundermans
Favourite Family TV Show
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Modern Family
Once Upon a Time
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Muppets
Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show
Aidan Gallagher – Nicky Harper, Nicky,
Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Casey Simpson – Ricky Harper, Nicky,
Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Jace Norman – Henry Hart, Henry
Jack Griffo – Max Thunderman, The
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally
Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley,
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show
Anthony Anderson – Andre ‘Dre’
Johnson, Black-ish
Ben McKenzie – James Gordon, Gotham
Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big
Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter,
The Big Bang Theory
Rico Rodriguez – Manny Delgado,
Modern Family
Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show
Debby Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie
Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney, Liv and
Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The
Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin &
Lizzy Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky,
Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover
Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show
Chloe Bennet – Daisy “Skye” Johnson,
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jennifer Morrison – Emma Swan, Once
Upon a Time
Kaley Cuoco – Penny Hofstadter, The Big
Bang Theory
Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May, Marvel’s
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy, Modern
Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett,
Modern Family
Favourite Talent Competition Show
America’s Got Talent
American Idol
Dance Moms
Dancing with the Stars
The Voice
Favourite Cooking Show*
Cake Boss
Cake Wars
Chopped Junior
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Hell’s Kitchen
MasterChef Junior
Favourite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
Gravity Falls
Phineas & Ferb
SpongeBob SquarePants
Steven Universe
Teen Titans Go!
The Amazing World of Gumball
Favourite Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Daddy’s Home
Jurassic World
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Favourite Movie Actor
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain
America, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age
of Ultron
Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World
John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The
Force Awakens
Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron
Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s
Favourite Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick – Beca, Pitch Perfect 2
Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The Force
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen,
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Lily James – Cinderella, Cinderella
Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2
Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/
Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Favourite Animated Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road
Hotel Transylvania 2
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Favourite Voice From an Animated
Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out
Jennifer Lopez – Lucy, Home
Jim Parsons – Oh, Home
Justin Long – Alvin, Alvin and the
Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Sandra Bullock – Scarlet Overkill,
Selena Gomez- Mavis, Hotel
Transylvania 2
Favourite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction
Favourite Male Singer
Blake Shelton
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
The Weeknd
Favourite Female Singer
Ariana Grande
Meghan Trainor
Nicki Minaj
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Favourite Song Of The Year
Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar) –
Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Hello – Adele
Hotline Bling – Drake
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Favourite New Artist
Alessia Cara
Shawn Mendes
Favourite Collaboration*
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick
Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee
and Grandmaster Caz
Good For You – Selena Gomez feat. A
$AP Rocky
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan
Trainor feat. John Legend
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat.
Charlie Puth
Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex, Justin
Bieber & Diplo
Favourite Book
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Harry Potter series
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You
Need To Know
The Hunger Games series
The Maze Runner series
Favourite Video Game
Disney Infinity 3.0
Just Dance 2016
Minecraft: Story Mode
Skylander SuperChargers
SpongeBob HeroPants
Super Mario Maker

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