Ikorodu Bois, a Nigerian e-comedy group that mimics music videos and trailers, and Emmanuella, a 10-year-old comedienne, have been nominated for the 2021 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.


Also called the KCAs, the annual US children awards produced by Nickelodeon, an American television channel, recognises the year’s biggest TV, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers of Nickelodeon networks worldwide.

On Thursday, the award’s organisers released the full list of global entertainers nominated for its 2021 event, which has been billed for broadcast on March 15.

Up for the ‘Favourite African Social Media Star’ category are Elsa Majimbo, Kenyan social media figure; Bonang Matheba (South Africa), Ikorodu Bois; Emmanuella; and Wiam Van den Berg, South Africa social media magician.


MasterKG, South Africa’s ‘Jerusalema’ hitmaker, is in the ‘Global Music Star’ category alongside BTS (Asia), David Guetta (Europe), Savannah Clarke (Australia), Taylor Swift (North America) and Sebastian Yatra (Latin America).

Leading the pack with the most nods is Justin Bieber with five alongside ‘Stranger Things’ with four nominations.

The likes of Ariana Grande, ‘The Croods: A New Age’, Henry Danger, ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’, Soul, ‘Trolls World Tour’, and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, all tied with three nominations each.


See the full list of nominees below:

Favourite African Star  

  • Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)
  • Thuso Mbedu (South Africa)
  • Siya Kolisi (South Africa)
  • Mo Salah (Egypt)
  • Sadio Mane (Senegal)
  • Sheebah Karungi (Uganda)

Favourite African Social Media Star  

  • Elsa Majimbo (Kenya)
  • Bonang Matheba (South Africa)
  • Ikorodu Bois (Nigeria)
  • Emmanuella (Nigeria)
  • Wiam Van den Berg (South Africa)
  • Ghetto Kids (Uganda)

Favourite Global Music Star – Music  

  • BTS (Asia)
  • Savannah Clarke (Australia)
  • David Guetta (Europe)
  • Master KG (Africa)
  • Taylor Swift (North America)
  • Sebastián Yatra (Latin America)


Favourite Kids Tv Show 

  • Alexa & Katie
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Danger Force
  • Henry Danger
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
  • Raven’s Home

Favourite Family Tv Show 

  • black-ish
  • Cobra Kai
  • Fuller House
  • The Mandalorian
  • Stranger Things
  • Young Sheldon

Favourite Reality Show 

  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Idol
  • American Ninja Warrior Junior
  • LEGO Masters
  • The Masked Singer
  • The Voice

Favourite Animated Series 

  • Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business
  • LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar
  • The Loud House
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Teen Titans Go!

Favourite Female Tv Star 

  • Ella Anderson (Piper Hart, Henry Danger)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
  • Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
  • Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge, Riverdale)
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
  • Sofia Wylie (Gina, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)

Favourite Male TV Star  

  • Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper, Young Sheldon)
  • Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical Series)
  • Dylan Gilmer (Young Dylan, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan)
  • Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)
  • Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger and Danger Force)
  • Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler, Stranger Things)



Favourite Movie 

  • Dolittle
  • Hamilton
  • Hubie Halloween
  • Mulan
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Wonder Woman 1984

Favourite Movie Actress 

  • Millie Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes, Enola Holmes)
  • Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984)
  • Anne Hathaway (Grand High Witch, The Witches)
  • Vanessa Hudgens (Princesses, The Princess Switch: Switched Again)
  • Yifei Liu (Mulan, Mulan)
  • Melissa McCarthy (Carol Peters, Superintelligence)

Favourite Movie Actor 

  • Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Dr. John Dolittle, Dolittle)
  • Will Ferrell (Lars Erickssong, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton)
  • Chris Pine (Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman 1984)
  • Adam Sandler (Hubie Dubois, Hubie Halloween)

Favourite Animated Movie 

  • Onward
  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
  • Trolls World Tour
  • Scoob!
  • Soul

Favourite Voice From An Animated Movie 

  • Tina Fey (22, Soul)
  • Jamie Foxx (Joe Gardner, Soul)
  • Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls World Tour)
  • Chris Pratt (Barley Lightfoot, Onward)
  • Ryan Reynolds (Guy, The Croods: A New Age)
  • Emma Stone (Eep, The Croods: A New Age)
  • Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls World Tour)


  • Favourite Female Artist
  • Beyoncé
  • Billie Eilish
  • Selena Gomez
  • Ariana Grande
  • Katy Perry
  • Taylor Swift

Favourite Male Artist 

  • Justin Bieber
  • Drake
  • Post Malone
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Harry Styles
  • The Weeknd

Favourite Music Group 

  • Black Eyed Peas
  • BTS
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5
  • OneRepublic

Favourite Music Collaboration 

  • “Be Kind” – Marshmello & Halsey
  • “Holy” – Justin Bieber ft. Chance the Rapper
  • “Ice Cream” – BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez
  • “Lonely” – Justin Bieber & benny blanco
  • “Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
  • “Stuck with U” – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber

Favourite Song 

  • “Blinding Lights” The Weeknd
  • “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift
  • “Dynamite” by BTS
  • “Toosie Slide” by Drake
  • “Wonder” by Shawn Mendes
  • “Yummy” by Justin Bieber

Favourite Global Music Star 

  • BTS (Asia)
  • Savannah Clarke (Australia)
  • David Guetta (Europe)
  • Master KG (Africa)
  • Taylor Swift (North America)
  • Sebastián Yatra (Latin America)


Favourite Female Social Star 

  • Emma Chamberlain
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • GamerGirl
  • Addison Rae
  • JoJo Siwa
  • Maddie Ziegler

Favourite Male Social Star 

  • James Charles
  • Jason Derulo
  • David Dobrik
  • MrBeast
  • Ninja
  • Ryan’s World

Favourite Female Sports Star 

  • Simone Biles
  • Alex Morgan
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Candace Parker
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Serena Williams

Favourite Male Sports Star 

  • Tom Brady
  • Stephen Curry
  • LeBron James
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Lionel Messi
  • Russell Wilson

Favourite Video Game 

  • Among Us
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Fortnite
  • Minecraft
  • Pokémon GO
  • Roblox

Fans can now cast votes on the KCA website and on the Screens Up app on supported iPad, iPhone and Android devices in the US. International fans can vote through the Nick Play app in regions where it’s available and Twitter.

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