Davido Up For Nickelodeon’s 2019 “Global Music Star” Award

Davido is repping Africa on a Global scale.

Just as the Nigerian populace ushers in a second electoral term with President Muhammadu Buhari, another one of the nation’s leading voices is staging a tour de force of its own. Afrobeats superstar Davido, second only WizKid in popularity throughout the continent, is up for numerous awards, including the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for “Global Music Star,” akin to winning a World titled that is voted on by adoring children.

This marks the second year in a row Davido slots in as Africa’s selection for Nickelodeon’s intercontinental award. This year he faces stiff competition from BlackPink of Asia, Troye Sivan representing Australia/New Zealand, Europe’s David Guetta, Taylor Swift out of North America, J Balvin from South America and HRVY from the UK, which for some reason is entitled to a nomination separate from the Euro-criterion.

Other nominees include Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, and Juice WRLD, for a gala event slated for on Sunday, March 23, 2019. DJ Khaled will handle the hosting duties – announcing his appointment by insisting he’d once again “secured the bag.” Below are the other 2019 nominees.

Favorite Music Group

The Chainsmokers
Fall Out Boy
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Male Artist

Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Justin Timberlake
Luke Bryan
Shawn Mendes

Favorite Female Artist

Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favorite Song

Delicate (Taylor Swift)
In My Blood (Shawn Mendes)
In My Feelings (Drake)
Natural (Imagine Dragons)
thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)

Favorite Breakout Artist

Billie Eilish
Cardi B
Dan Shay
Juice WRLD
Kane Brown
Post Malone

Favorite Collaboration

Girls Like You (Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B)
Happier (Marshmello, featuring Bastille)
I Like It (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
Meant to Be (Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line)
No Brainer (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
SICKO MODE (Travis Scott, featuring Drake)

Favorite Social Music Star

Baby Ariel
Chloe x Halle
Jack & Jack
JoJo Siwa
Max & Harvey
Why Don’t We

Favorite Global Music Star

Africa: Davido
Australia/New Zealand: Troye Sivan
Europe: David Guetta
North America: Taylor Swift
Latin America: J Balvin
United Kingdom: HRVY

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