Noah wins fave African star at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

The comedian went up against fellow South Africans Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niekerk, as well as Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o.

Trevor Noah. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN – It’s been one achievement after another for South African comedian and talk-show host Trevor Noah who walked away with the trophy for favourite African star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles this weekend.

The comedian went up against other South Africans, including actress Pearl Thusi and athlete Wayde van Niekerk, as well as Kenyan Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, among others.

Noah shared his excitement at winning the trophy on Twitter.

Earlier this month, the comedian was named a TIME magazine next generation leader.

The magazine has praised Noah for his work as The Daily Show host while calling him “the master of the eloquent Trump-takedown”.