South African comedian and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, has emerged winner of the Favourite African Star award at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Trevor beat fellow African nominees, Funke Akindele, Yemi Alade, Lupita Nyong’O, Pearl Thusi and Wayde Van Niekerk to win the coveted orange blimp as Africa’s Favourite star.
Recorded in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, the 2017 KCAs hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, premiered on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 2:40 PM on Wednesday 15 March.
During the show, musical performers 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 and Shout Out to My Ex, right before taking home the blimp 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.
This year’s show put the power of choice in the hands of kids at home with an interactive digital experience like never before. 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.