DJ Black Coffee. Picture: Instagram

Black Coffee gets a nod in the Favourite Global Music Star category alongside Taylor Swift, The Vamps and Zara Larson, while Cassper Nyovest and Caster Semenya go head to head with Davido, Emmanuella and Eddy Kenzo for the Favourite African Star category at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

“The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards offer a platform for African stars to be recognised for their excellence in their various talents including, music, sport and television by kids all over the globe. 

"We are delighted to feature the continent’s highly talented nominees in the Favourite African Stars category where Black Coffee is nominated for the Favourite Global Music Star category alongside international counterparts,” comments Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Alex Okosi.

Other nominees include Dwayne Johnson, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran among others.

John Cena will return to host the Nickelodeon 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday 24 March which will premiere on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) on Sunday, March 25 .   

Starting today, Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. Kids can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick App on iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Android devices by using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their favourite nominee. In addition, kids will have the chance to influence the show in real time with all-new live votes.
 
The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards are:
 
FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin today, Feb. 26th)
 
Favourite Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman
 
Favourite Movie Actor

Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2)
 
Favourite Movie Actress

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)
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
 
Favourite Animated Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Coco
Despicable Me 3
Ferdinand
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie
 
MUSIC: (Voting for the music categories begin Monday, March 5)

Favourite Music Group
Coldplay
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots
 
Favourite Male Artist

Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi
Kendrick Lamar
Shawn Mendes
 
Favourite Female Artist

Beyoncé
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Pink
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
 
Favourite Song

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, Lil Wayne
It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez & Kygo
Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
 
Favourite Breakout Artist

Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Khalid
Noah Cyrus
 
Favourite Global Music Star

Black Coffee (Africa)
BTS (Asia)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
Taylor Swift (North America)
The Vamps (UK)
Zara Larsson (Europe)
 
TELEVISION: (Voting for the television categories begin Monday, March 12th)

 
Favourite TV Show
Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Thundermans
 
Favourite Cartoon
Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons
 
Favourite TV Actor

Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Steel)

OTHER CATEGORIES: (Voting begins Monday, March 19th)
 
Favourite African star

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Emmanuella (Nigeria)
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

* Catch the Nickelodeon 2018 Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) at 5:05pm CAT on Sunday 25 March 25.
  

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