Nigerian social media sensation, Ikorodu Bois have been nominated for the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
The Ikorodu Bois is a group of online comedians that recreates and mimics multi-million dollar music videos, Hollywood movie trailers, and epic pictures.
Last year, they drew the attention of the producers of the Hollywood movie Extraction 2, the Russo Brothers, following the remake of the movie trailer which features Chris Hemsworth.
In a tweet by the Russo Brothers, they expressed excitement at the remake and invited the Ikorodu Bois to the world premiere of their Netflix action film sequel.
Reacting to their nomination, the Ikorodu Bois trio took to their verified Twitter handle to share the good news with their followers, they said, “Good news!!! We have been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.”
Good news! 🕺🏼 we have just been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.￼ plssss guys vote for us🙏🏽
Here’s how you can vote:
￼ On Twitter, using the hashtags #VoteIkoroduBois & #KCA
￼ Or visit https://t.co/gCYjFz0fn3 to vote#KCA | @NickAfrica
Love you all❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/HmzasiV7pN
— ikorodu bois (@IkoroduB) February 6, 2021
As the Ikorodu Bois continued to gain the attention of the creative world including CNN and Netflix, Nigerian-born international filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan decided to have the creatives under his wings as they fly to the zenith of their careers last year.
Afolayan said he decided to reward the Ikorodu Bois hard work, passion, and undaunted creativity, by nurturing and encouraging them.
To this end, Afolayan awarded the Ikorodu Bois a full scholarship into KAP Film & Television Academy as well as an exclusive mentorship program.