Sauti Sol has accomplished more than most Kenyan musicians could ever imagine. The band has already won numerous awards like the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act and the BET Awards 2015, for best African pop group.
Recent tidings seem to suggest that they have a chance to win another award. The group announced that they are up for contention for the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs).
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been nominated for the NICKELODEON KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2019 as the FAVOURITE AFRICAN STARS. To vote, use the hashtag #KCA + #VoteSautiSol.”
Other notable African nominees include Davido, who was nominated in the Favourite Global Music Star category to compete against BLACKPINK (Asia), Troye Sivan (Australia/New Zealand), David Guetta (Europe), Taylor Swift (North America), J Balvin (Latin America) and HRVY (UK).
The “Sura Yako” hitmakers will be competing against Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Nigeria’s radio personality IK Osakioduwa and actress Adesua Etomi in the Favourite African Star category.
The awards ceremony will be held on March 23, 2019, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California. DJ Khaled will host the awards that feature categories in music, TV, movies and social media.
The group will be competing against in the Favourite African Star category is below:
-Adesua Etomi (Nigeria)
-IK Osakioduwa (Nigeria)
-Sauti Sol (Kenya)
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual American children’s awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon.
Usually held on a Saturday night in late March or early April, the show honors the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers worldwide of Nickelodeon networks.
While some might not see the value of the awards shows, you only have to look at the stars of today for some context. Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have all passed through it.
The show has a huge reach to many teens and tweens that helps the stars featured boost their popularity and reach.