Nigerian child comedian Emanuella Samuel was named Favourite African Social Media Star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards earlier this week.
The awards recognise the biggest and most entertaining stars across the world of film, television, music, sports, video games and social media.
Samuel, who was first nominated for a Kids Choice Award in 2018, won the award by getting the most votes.
The popular 10-year-old comedian from YouTube channel MarkAngelComedy has featured in several comedy skits and has won many awards.
She also appeared on CNN in November 2016 and in 2015, she won the G-Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.
Other nominees in Samuel’s category included Nigerian comedy group Ikorodu Bois, South African magician Wian Van Den Berg, Ugandan dance troupe Ghetto Kids, Kenyan social media star Elsa Majimbo and South African TV personality Bonang Matheba.
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