Last Tuesday Tsonga rapper Sho Madjozi was announced the winner of Favourite African Star at the 33rd Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
The John Cena hit-maker has won her second international award in less than a year. In the category she beat fellow South African artist Shekhinah, Kenyan musician Patricia Kihoro and Nigerian Teni.
In June last year Madjozi won the Best New International Act at the BET Awards in Los Angeles, US.
Madjozi said: “Our job is to move forward and never reverse; Nickelodeon, thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted. World, we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you.”
This year Madjozi was nominated twice; Favourite African Star and Favourite Global Music Star.
The awards were virtually-produced and hosted by actress and singer Victoria Justice.
Beyonce won the Favorite Female Voice award from an Animated Movie, Dwayne Johnson got the Favourite Movie Actor and Ariana Grande won the Favourite Female Artist award.
Other winners included Ellen DeGeneres, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and Shawn Mendes.
ViacomCBS Networks Africa vice-president Monde Twala said: “Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars. We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjodzi and Prev Reddy for flying the African flag high at this global event.”
Actor and comedian Prev Reddy won the Favourite African Social Media Star, after being nominated against Anne Kansiime, DJ Cuppy and Chané Grobler.