Nigerian blogger Uche Pedro, Publisher of Bella Naija wins the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) on Saturday, 12 March at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Uche was nominated alongside fellow bloggers Silvia Kamau Njoki (“Style by Sylvia” – Kenya), Aisha Baker(“Baked the Blog” – South Africa)and Theodora Lee(“Theodora Lee” – South Africa)to take home a coveted KCA ‘blimp’ trophy.
On her blog – BellaNaija, Uche had this to say;
“Wow! This is such an amazing moment for me and the BellaNaijabrand.
Thank you to my husband Bode, our wonderful children and our families. BellaNaijarians and BellaNaija team – we made it! Thank you for all the votes and positive vibes.
Thanks Nickelodeon for the opportunity and to my fellow nominees, you are an inspiration! To everyone out there with a dream, this is a testimony to never give up, be a rebel with a purpose and vision.”
Prior to the creating of her website BellaNaija, Uche worked for Shell Canada, Cadbury Middle East & Africa Unit in the UK, and Cadbury in Nigeria. Uche is a Fellow of TEDAfrica and a Nigeria Leadership Initiative associate.
In July 2006, she founded BellaNaija and served as the managing director and Founding Editor before she went on to establish Bainstone Limited in 2009.
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Favourite TV Show
Favourite Family TV Show
Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally
Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show
Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover
Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show
Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado–Pritchett, Modern Family
Favourite Talent Competition Show
Favourite Cooking Show
Actors Benjamin Flores Jr., Cree Cicchino, Kel Mitchell, Madisyn Shipman and Thomas Kuc speak onstage during Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Favourite Movie Actor
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home
Favourite Movie Actress
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Favourite Animated Movie
Hotel Transylvania 2
Favourite Voice From an Animated Movie
Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out
Favourite Music Group
Favourite Male Singer
Favourite Female Singer
Favourite Song Of The Year
Hello – Adele
Favourite New Artist
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth