South African Rapper AKA Won the Nickelodean Kids' Choice Award
AKA is the first South African rapper to win the award.
AKA (or should we rather say King Forbes?) scooped up the Nickelodean Kids Choice Award on Sunday at the glamorous ceremony held in Los Angeles. He's since taken to social media to thank his fans, fellow rapper Kwesta and especially his daughter, Kairo, for their unwavering support.
The "Fela in Versace" star beat the likes of TV personalities Nomzamo Mbatha and Somizi, cricket superstar Kagiso Rabada and South African Springbok rugby captain, Siya Kolisi, for the coveted prize in the category of Favorite South African Star.
It gives me great pride to accept this @nickelodeon KIDS CHOICE AWARD 🔶🥇on behalf of my daughter and all of the Ⓜ️E… https://t.co/Jv0WaxNszR— AKA (@AKA)1553443237.0
In his acceptance speech, AKA said:
"I also want to dedicate this award to my brother Kwesta and his wife who got married this past weekend. I couldn't attend because I had to be here in LA. God bless the Vilakazis and cheers to many happy years of more life."
As per Nickelodean tradition, the rapper was slimed as he picked up his award.
AKA's nomination for the award was announced earlier this year and his daughter Kairo, was on a mission to ensure the rapper got as many votes as he possibly could.
Thank You @NickAfrica for nominating me for the #KCA’s 2019 🔶🔶🔶🔶 Please make sure you use the hashtag #VoteAKA &… https://t.co/FSFUemywQf— AKA (@AKA)1551276179.0
Although Kairo could not attend the ceremony because of visa issues, she sent her favorite doll in her place instead. Fans have been congratulating AKA on social media ever since he announced his win.
🏄Congrats bro. https://t.co/ItdXNJYxSp— Mpilo Shabangu (@Mpilo Shabangu)1553452187.0
AWARDS: Congrats to @akaworldwide The rapper won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice award for ‘Favorite South African Star… https://t.co/lAhJmfwWpC— Phil Mphela (@Phil Mphela)1553448946.0
Congratulations to @akaworldwide and @KairoForbes_ well deserved. We so proud of you guys. #megacyforlife… https://t.co/fpOxt2fwQo— HIM MEGACY (@HIM MEGACY)1553450142.0
Congratulations @akaworldwide & @KairoForbes_ Chosing positivity over everything brings more WINS🏆🎖 I Still feel… https://t.co/uQXeu64Ii2— My Mother's Name STELLA ♥ (@My Mother's Name STELLA ♥)1553450405.0
Congratulations to the molti talented, nomba 1 superstar from South Africa 👏👏👏@akaworldwide https://t.co/g9MOppRjS1— Lee Whyte 👭⚢🌈 (@Lee Whyte 👭⚢🌈)1553450517.0
AKA has been collecting a lot of Ws since this year started. It looks like it’s gonna be another great year for The Supamega— LawdOfTheDecks (@LawdOfTheDecks)1553449525.0