Comedy star, Emanuella Samuel, known as Emanuella has by public voting emerged as the winner of “Favourite African Social Media Star” category at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021.
The award ceremony hosted by Kenan Thompson (Kenan, Saturday Night Live) on Monday featured show-stopping performances by Grammy Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber, celebrity appearances, exciting surprises and more.
Emanuella was nominated alongside Nigerian comedy group – Ikorodu bois, South African Magician – Wian Van Den Berg, Ugandan Youth Dance Group – Ghetto Kids, Kenyan social media sensation – Elsa Majimbo and South African media personality – Bonang Matheba.
Ikorodu Bois, made up of three brothers (Babatunde Sanni, 23, Muiz Sanni,16, Malik Sanni, 10; and their cousin, Fawas Aina, 13), are also popular for remaking popular movie trailers and music videos, earning global attention from international brands such as Hollywood and music celebrities.
Emmanuella is Nigeria’s biggest child YouTuber and comedian, starring in Mark Angel’s comedy skits with over six million subscribers watching.
From starring in a viral comedy skit “This is not my real face o” on Mark Angel YouTube Channel – brimming with over six million subscribers, Emanuella has gone on to win several awards on big stages.
At this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021, she now gets to add a well-deserved orange blimp to her growing collection of internationally recognised awards.
Expressing her delight at receiving the Award, Emanuella said;
I am so happy to be a winner, thank you! To all my fans out there, [I say] thank you. To all those who voted for me, I love you so much, this win would not have been possible without you.
The young star also took the opportunity to urge viewers not to “forget to stay safe”, adding;
Always stay at home and remember to clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitisers. We love you so much.