LAGOS | NIGERIA: Cool FM OAP Mannie has been named Favourite On-Air Personality Nigeria at the 28th Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, which held last night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.
The host of the popular ‘Mannie and the Angels’ radio show won the award ahead of fellow nominees, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Tosyn Bucknor and Big Tyme after winning the most votes from Nigerian kids. Voting for the 2015 KCAs took place at 19 localised voting sites across six continents in addition to twitter hashtag voting.
The international awards had a host of superstar nominees across different award categories such as Troy Sivan (Favourite Internet Sensation), Iggy Azalea (Favourite Australia/New Zealand Music Act), Alexis Sanchez, Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa, Raheem Sterling (Favourite UK Football Player) and Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Jessie J and One Direction (Favourite UK Music Act).
Mannie joins last year's winner, Freeze as the second Nigerian OAP to be recognized at the Kids Choice Awards since inception.
"I cannot believe I won Best OAP in Nigeria at the KCAs 2015... i'm too excited! I am so grateful to everyone that voted for me and i know that this is just the beginning of greater things to come."
In addition to the awards and several thrilling stunts, the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards also featured 5-star performances from 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea among many other performers.