Entertainment of Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, last weekend, emerged the Favourite African Star at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
The South African comedian defeated fellow African nominees; Funke Akindele, Yemi Alade, Lupita Nyong’O, Pearl Thusi and Wayde Van Niekerk in that category.
Recorded in front of a live audience on Saturday, March 11, the 2017 KCA was hosted by WWE star, John Cena.
During the show, musical duo Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello took the KCA stage to perform their platinum-selling number-one single, Bad Things against the backdrop of a lighting and projection spectacle.
International music sensation Little Mix performed a medley of their hit singles, Touch andShout Out to My Ex, right before taking home the award for Favourite Global Music Star.
The 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards proved to be a mega slime fest: from Demi Lovato being slime-soaked by a smurfy set piece; to Chris Pratt getting a surprise sliming in the Kids’ Choice control room; to Kevin Hart getting doused with the coveted green goo after his triple win for Favourite Villain, Most Wanted Pet and BFFs; to the Power Rangers (Becky G., Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery) sliming the audience; and Cena receiving the ultimate green surprise while elevated above the stage at the end of the show.
For this year’s show, kids had the opportunity to choose what happens live, during the show by casting votes to determine the outcome of multiple stunts including: Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin competing in the “chubby bunny” challenge; Big Sean and Bethany Mota tossing T-shirts into the audience; DJ Khaled putting the cast of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Mace Coronel, Lizzy Greene, Casey Simpson) against Cena in an epically messy arm wrestle; and Cena and Nick Cannon competing in a hip-hop dance battle.
Other celebrities at the awards include: Nikki Bella; Dove Cameron; Miranda Cosgrove; Noah Cyrus; Ellen DeGeneres; the Fuller House cast; Gal Gadot; Heidi Klum; Isabela Moner; Chris Pine; Zoe Saldana; John Stamos; Gwen Stefani; Nat Wolff; Maddie Ziegler; and Zendaya, plus stars from Nick’s hit series Game Shakers (Cree Cicchino, Thomas Kuc, Madisyn Shipman); and School of Rock (Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde).