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Sho Madjozi Wins 'Favourite African Star' at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Sho Madjozi Wins 'Favorite African Star' at 2020 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

On the heels of her 'Best New International Act' BET award, Sho Madjozi continues to collect international honors one after the other.

South African rapper Sho Madjozi was recently named "Favourite African Star" at this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the event took place virtually and was hosted by actress and singer Victoria Justice. This is Sho Madjozi's second international award following her "Best New International Act" BET award last year in June. Additionally, South African actor and comedian Prev Reddy was awarded "Favourite African Social Media Star".


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The "John Cena" superstar took to social media to express her gratitude at having received the award saying, "Our job is to work, move forward and never reverse; Nickelodeon, thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted." She went on to add, "World, we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you."

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented on Sho Madjozi's win saying: "This incredible win comes at a crucial time for us as the continent observes and celebrates Africa Month. Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars." Twala added that, "We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjozi and Prev Reddy for flying the African Flag high at this global event. Millions of viewers can expect lots of fun, surprises and laughter from the 2020 Kids' Choice Awards".

Past South African winners of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards include Bonang Matheba and AKA.

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