Trevor Noah is on a win­ning streak

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South Africa’s most fa­mous fun­ny­man has notched up yet an­other award a few days af­ter he bagged two NAACP Image Awards for his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Born a Crime.

Last night in the US he scooped the Kids’ Choice Award for Favourite African Star. The Daily Show host beat fel­low South Africans Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niek­erk, Nige­rian sen­sa­tions Yemi Alade and Funke Akindele Bello, as well as Acad­emy Award-win­ning Kenyan trea­sure Lupita Ny­ong’o. Noah re­ceived the cov­eted blimp tro­phy thanks to kids through­out Africa who voted for their favourites.

Un­able to make it, he sent a video ac­cep­tance speech, shot on the set of The Daily Show. “Nick­elodeon! And the kids! Thank you so much for this amaz­ing award. I am so hon­oured to be your Favourite African Star. [Thanks] for giv­ing me this Nick­elodeon Kids’ Choice Award.”

Ex­am­in­ing the in­side of his award, Noah quipped: “Did you know that it’s a kalei­do­scope? I didn’t know that, you can see things – oh look at that! I can see Africa. Oh-ohoh … I wanna go home. Thanks again, ev­ery­body.”

The awards were hosted by wrestling su­per­star John Cena and fea­tured per­for­mances by Lit­tle Mix, Ma­chine Gun Kelly and Camila Ca­bello. There were ap­pear­ances by Nikki and Brie Bella, The Chainsmok­ers, Nick Can­non, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Kevin Hart and new baby daddy DJ Khaled. Tune in to the TV broad­cast on Nick­elodeon (DStv chan­nel 305) and Nick­toons (DStv chan­nel 308) at 3.40pm on Wed­nes­day, March 15

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