You can tune in to see Noah collecting his award during the African TV premiere on Nickelodeon, channel 305 on DStv, and NickToons, channel 308 on DStv at 15:40 on Wednesday, 15 March.

The Daily Show host beat fellow South Africans Pearl Thusi and Wayde Van Niekerk, Nigerians Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele Bello and Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o to take home the coveted orange ‘blimp’ after kids across Africa voted for him.

The news follows hot on the heels of Noah’s latest triumph when he was chosen as one of 10 ‘Next Generation Leaders’ by Time Magazine, who praised him as “the master of the eloquent Trump-takedown”.

Receiving his award at the set of The Daily Show, Noah says, “Nickelodeon. And the kids. Thank you so much for this amazing award, I am so honoured to be your Favourite African Star. Thank you so much for giving me this Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.” Peering inside his award, Noah continued, “Did you know that it’s a kaleidoscope? I didn’t know that, you can see things – oh look at that. I can see Africa. Oh-oh-oh… I wanna go home (fake sad facial expression). Thanks again everybody.”

Chris Torline, senior marketing and digital director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, says, “It’s amazing to see the support for Trevor by Nickelodeon viewers, and witness the broad appeal that he enjoys among comedy fans of all ages.”

Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday, 11 March at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and featured performances from Little Mix and Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello, and appearances by Nikki & Brie Bella, The Chainsmokers, Nick Cannon, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, Chris Pratt, Rico Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, JoJo Siwa, Zendaya and more.

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