Comedy sensation, Emanuella Samuel popularly known as Emanuella has won the Nickelodeon Kid Choice Awards 2021 in the ‘Favorite African Social Media Star’ category.
She 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.
In her appreciation post on Instagram, she wrote:
Congratulations to me as I won the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021. 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.
Emanuella was just five years old and on a family holiday when she partook in her first comedy skit that would shoot her to stardom and win her four international awards.
In the skit titled, “My Real Face,” she deformed her face to avoid the wrath of the headmistress and her daughter after making fun of the headmistress’s steps in front of a student who turned out to be her daughter.
Her catchphrase “This Is Not My Real Face Oh” quickly became household slang and a source of fascination for the kid whose actions and words defied her age.
Emanuella’s daring yet hilarious actions evoked laughter and curiosity as to who the little girl was.
She has since then became a vital part of the Mark Angel comedy group.
The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs or Kids’ Choice, is an annual American children’s awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon.
The show honours the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers worldwide of Nickelodeon networks.