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SOUTH AFRICAN FUNNYMAN TAKES HOME THE TROPHY AT THE 2017 NICKELODEON

Johannesburg, 12 March 2017:  South African funnyman, late night TV host, author and global comedy phenomenon Trevor Noah has won big at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, taking home the trophy for Favourite African Star.

Tune in to see Trevor collecting his award during the African TV premiere on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and NickToons (DStv channel 308) at 15:40 CAT on Wednesday 15 March.

Daily Show host Trevor beat fellow South Africans Pearl Thusi and Wayde Van Niekerk, Nigerians Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele Bello and Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o to take home the coveted orange ‘blimp’ after kids across Africa voted for the “Born a Crime” star.

The news follows hot on the heels of Noah’s latest triumph when he was chosen as one of 10 “Next Generation Leaders” by Time Magazine, who praised him as “the master of the eloquent Trump-takedown”.Receiving his award at the set of The Daily Show, Noah quipped, “Nickelodeon! And the kids! Thank you so much for this amazing award, I am so honoured to be your Favourite African Star.  Thank you so much for giving me this Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.” Peering inside his award, Noah continued, “Did you know that it’s a kaleidoscope? I didn’t know that, you can see things – oh look at that! I can see Africa. Oh-oh-oh… I wanna go home (fake sad facial expression). Thanks again everybody.”

Commented Chris Torline, Senior Marketing and Digital Director Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “It’s amazing to see the support for Trevor by Nickelodeon viewers, and witness the broad appeal that he enjoys among comedy fans of all ages.”

Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday 11 March at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and featured performances from Little Mix, Machine Gun Kelly And Camila Cabello and appearances by Nikki & Brie Bella, The Chainsmokers, Nick Cannon, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Chris Pratt, Rico Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, JoJo Siwa, Zendaya and many more.

For more information on the Nickelodeon 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com

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