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YAY! Uche Pedro, Founder of BellaNaija & More Winners at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2016



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Uche Pedro in LA – Jumpsuit by Moofa Designs | Makeup & Photo by Banke Meshida-Lawal of BM|Pro

BellaNaija Family – We did it!!!

Thank you to the BellaNaija family for bringing this home. The much anticipated Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2016 held last night in Los Angeles and quite a number of stars went home with awards, including founder and CEO Uche Pedro for Best African Blogger. She thanked the BellaNaija team, her family and the supportive BN readers –

Wow!  This is such an amazing moment for me and the BellaNaija brand.
Thank you to my husband Bode, our wonderful children and our families. BellaNaijarians and BellaNaija team – we made it! Thank you for all the votes and positive vibes.

Thanks Nickelodeon for the opportunity and to my fellow nominees, you are an inspiration! To everyone out there with a dream, this is a testimony to never give up, be a rebel with a purpose and vision.”

Uche was nominated alongside fellow bloggers Silvia Kamau Njoki (“Style by Sylvia” – Kenya), Aisha Baker (“Baked the Blog” – South Africa)and Theodora Lee (“Theodora Lee” – South Africa)to take home a coveted KCA ‘blimp’ trophy

Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber, and Zendaya were some award recipients at the event hosted by singer and TV personality Blake Shelton.

See ALL the winners below!


Best Blogger – Africa Uche Pedro (BellaNaija – Nigeria)


Favourite TV Show – The Thundermans

Favourite Family TV Show – The Muppets

Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show – Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally

Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show – Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show – Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover

Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show – Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family

Favourite Talent Competition Show – The Voice

Favourite Cooking Show – Cake Boss

Favourite Cartoon – SpongeBob SquarePants


Favourite Movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Favourite Movie Actor – Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home

Favourite Movie Actress – Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Favourite Animated Movie – Hotel Transylvania 2

Favourite Voice From an Animated Movie – Amy Poehler – Joy, Inside Out


Favourite Music Group – Fifth Harmony

Favourite Male Singer – Justin Bieber

Favourite Female Singer – Ariana Grande

Favourite Song Of The Year – Hello – Adele

Favourite New Artist – Shawn Mendes

Favourite Collaboration – See You Again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth


Favourite Book – Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favourite Video Game – Just Dance 2016



  1. MIA

    March 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Yay!!!! We did it!!! Winning everyday!! I am screaming at home and everyone is looking at me like I’m mad.

    • damilola

      March 13, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      YAY!!! Congratulations Uche aka Mrs pedro. Your dedication, and hardwork has proven itself. God bless your hubby and twins.

    • seeker

      March 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      You know that feeling right? When you are just so excited for someone.
      Congrats Uche Pedro, more power to you.

  2. Cesc

    March 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Yay! Congrats Uche! congrats Bella Naija!

  3. teezy lake

    March 13, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Congratulation ma’am.

  4. vien

    March 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats Uche

  5. D

    March 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm


  6. Amarachi

    March 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Yay! All we do is win, win!!! Congrats Bellanigerians!#staywinning !!! Wishing everyone a blissful Sunday ?

    • Anon

      March 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Yup! Congrats and more of this IJN, Amen.

  7. Anon

    March 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Yayyeeee! Congratulations Uche. Super proud!!

    Btw, can you guys please visit this blog and view the latest place about workplace politics and leave thoughts it the comments section. Thank you! Thank you! ? xx

  8. GraceOfGOD

    March 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    @Uche Pedro,

    Good morning Madam, I just want to CONGRATULATE you. I am from CAMEROON and I love NIGERIA, infact I love AFRICA. Your blog is the BEST from ALL Nigerian Blogs. No disrespect to anyone but here is where I get more INSTRUCTIVE posts. I visit other blogs and I also learn something there but HERE is my NUMBER ONE in Naija ANYDAY ANYTIME. Madam I would ADVISE you to NOT SELL your VALUES, the INITIAL VISION of this platform in order to get MORE VISITORS. I know it might be BUSINESS but QUALITY is always BETTER than QUANTITY and it is BETTER to AFFECT even ONE LIFE POSITIVELY than to DESTROY many LIVES. The digital WORLD has so much IMPACT, we should use it in such a way that the WORLD would become a BETTER place for ALL. I wish you a blissful Sunday and to all the READERS also. So one love and peace!!!!!!!!

  9. St.Yves

    March 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Yipeeeeeee! Congrats. Our votes counted.

  10. o

    March 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Yayyyyyyyyy!!! We did it!!!! Congrats Uche, the entire BN team and my fellow BN’ers. We rock!!!

  11. Blueberry

    March 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Congratulations. Well done. You have come a looong way and deserve this.

  12. Kwincyj12

    March 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Congratulations ma’am and to the entire BN crew n of course to US the BN reader *sideeye

  13. Suwa

    March 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Congratulations Uche

  14. Shallie'spurplebeehive

    March 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Congratulations to Uche and the Bellanaija team! you looked so pretty Uche..

  15. Nemyinspired

    March 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    So excited, congratulations to Uche Pedro, BellaNigerians, and every blogger that supported this ministry including me. I remember I wrote an article about her and advertised for votes on my blog.
    She has really proven that with dedication, hard work and Class, you can achieve everything. I particularly like that all she did not take all the glory alone. I shall get there someday!

  16. nnenne

    March 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations Uche. You rock! !

  17. Ariere

    March 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    A Big Congrats to Uche, Her Team, Her awesome Blog and to all Voters and Well Wishers who have supported the cause thus far.

    I love you Ma. Keep the Touch Fire Lit.

  18. Carina

    March 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations Beautiful Uche.
    You are an inspiration.
    More Grace.

  19. zayneerb

    March 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations dear, I’m happy for you

  20. Halima

    March 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Congratulations Ma’am! We love you!

  21. billionaire in grace

    March 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations uche and thanks for bellanaija platform. I learnt a lot on this website

  22. sunny innocent

    March 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Congratulations love

  23. [email protected]

    March 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Congrats ma’am!

  24. nkem

    March 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations Uche.

  25. Luqman

    March 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    When the people are rewarded for their works, it motivates them to go one step further. Congrats Uche!

  26. spark

    March 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm


  27. Kk

    March 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Congrats Uche. Well deserved


    March 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Yippee! Congrats Uche Pedro & Bella Naija. Keep winning!

  29. Nimah

    March 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    congratulobia!! happy fr u

  30. Dr. N

    March 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm


  31. Luqman

    March 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    work (English hard no be small)

  32. mrs chidukane

    March 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations Uche and I love diary of a wimpy kid.

  33. Iceicebaby

    March 13, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Congratulations Uche. Super excited for you. Warm hugs.

  34. Aduke

    March 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Congrats Uche and the Bella Naija team….. This is just the beginning

  35. Ada Nnewi

    March 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Yay! Congrats uche aka nne ejima aka mama ibeji! Bella Naija rocks!

  36. Majestic

    March 13, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Yay!!! Congrats!!!

  37. Rafaella

    March 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Yaaaaaay! The way I screamed when I saw the headline sha! CONGRATS AUNTY UCHE!!! Thank God my votes really counted cos I diddn’t pity my phone

  38. Jojononz

    March 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    A well deserved win…..congrats Uche ,more to come

  39. Oj

    March 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Congrats Uche, i had d strong feeling u wld win. Congrats again its an honour truely deserved.

  40. Isio De-laVega

    March 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Congratulations Uche!


  41. goldfinch

    March 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Congratulations Uche!!! 😉 🙂 🙂

    PS: May I ask a question borne out of my curiosity? Did Banke Meshida Lawal have other engagements in LA or did she travel to LA mainly because of Uche’s make up for the award ceremony?

    • Chu

      March 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      I thought same too o.

  42. Miss shee

    March 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Uche, i rarely comment but I still do. The way i was clicking that link everynight as i write my work in the library, u would wonder. Anyways, I’m glad we all won because you did. Bellanaija for the girls and guys them. But we need giveaway from you and do not exclude those of leaving out of naija.

  43. Anon.

    March 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Congratulations Uche, and the Bella Naija team!

  44. Apples

    March 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Yaay!!! Congratulations To us!!!!!

  45. Left Hand Bionic

    March 13, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Yayyyy…..congratulations. You deserve it Uche

  46. zelafMedia

    March 13, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Congratulations UCHE!!!

  47. zelafMedia

    March 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Congratulations UCHE, it’s Well-deserved.

  48. Royal Queen

    March 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    ehhhhh,we did it…
    A. really excited that my votes were not wasted..lolzz
    Congrats Uche.

  49. Daybreak

    March 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    congratulations Uche and your team at BN!

  50. Kiiki

    March 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Clap for Jesus!!!!!! ??????
    Congratulations Uche, Ink, the BN team and BellaNaijarians as a whole! Loving the familial vibe here!

  51. Lem

    March 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Yay our votes counted!!! So happy for you!!! Congrats BellaNaija team and Uche Pedro. Keep up the good work

  52. qualitybabe

    March 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Am super excited…congrats mam.

  53. Mummybubu

    March 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations Uche!

  54. DoroAnon

    March 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Yipeeee!! WE WON!! i voted. Uche Congratulations

  55. Free

    March 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Congrats Uche,more blessings Amen.

  56. Idy

    March 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Yaaay!!!!! Congratulations

  57. Nwa nna

    March 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats to the BN naija team… .
    Quality over quantity always shines through 😀

  58. Rayva

    March 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Awwww! Big hugs to Uche and Bellanaija team. I am inspired each day by this blog to always choose quality over quantity and that consistency pays. Hugs & kisses to bellanaija family

  59. Jcsgrl

    March 13, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Congrats Uche and the BN team. Thank you for creating a space where all minds and souls can come together and share. Your hard work is exemplary and gosh what you’ve accomplished at such a young age, youre truly favored. I would like to echo @graceofGod above. I hope you and your team will heed to the words that people have been saying abt the quality of this site. I truly miss the old BN days. This site has taken a direction that has me visiting less and less often. I hope i dont take a permanent detour. But its ya buisiness and you gats to make money. I pray you choose the intangible over the tangible so that you can make trans genenrational impact. Cheers!

  60. tamunotonye

    March 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Félicitation in French accent.

  61. tamunotonye

    March 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Félicitation Uche in French accent.

  62. mabel

    March 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    We did it, we did it! *in Dora d expolrer’s voice*. I voted sha. Congrats Uche. Congrats fellow BellaNaijarians. We are going places and doing great things this 2016.

  63. Fabulous B

    March 13, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    We did it!!! Yeah! We need to win it every year, if its every year award for that category. Congratulations fellow BNs. Congratulations Uche Pedro. We’re proud of this. To God be the Glory. Kisses and Hugs Mrs Uche. Great job to your wonderful team

  64. Ebere

    March 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!My friend in my head won………I voted……

  65. ATL's finest

    March 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Lol ok. I will never trade my heritage/Country, Origin for nothing. Nnaija is tough but we keep slaying, wining, & we excel a lot. Congratulations Uche & BN FAM 🙂 I ❤ y’all. We dey slay our way to d BANK ??

  66. JanylBenyl

    March 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Well deserved xx

  67. India

    March 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm


  68. Uti

    March 13, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Yay we did it!!! Thank God my Vote was not in Vain. I’m so happy for you Uche. I’m so addicted to your

  69. Chi

    March 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I think you are amazing Uche, but I’m sad to read your speech. No thank you to God. Christ is the reason. We shouldn’t be ashamed or forgetful to thank Him for every success.

    • Ghostmode

      March 13, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      @ Chi what makes you think at night she didn’t go on her knees to thank the Good Lord. Because she didn’t say out loud for you to hear doesn’t mean she isn’t grateful. Congratulations to Uche and BN team! Well deserved award because you guys stand above the rest.

  70. Redcarpetexperience

    March 13, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Congrats to Uche Pedro and Bellanaija team. But I thought you Bellanaija people said you were not a blog. So how comedy guys didn’t correct Nickelodeon crew? Hian! To Double standards

  71. babygiwa

    March 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Yay! Congrats Uche!

  72. Blessed

    March 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Congrats! U deserve it!

  73. *curious*

    March 13, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations Uche!

  74. Nikky

    March 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    congrats Mrs Pedro

  75. Naijasinglegirl

    March 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    YAYYY! Congrats BN. It’s so nice to know my votes were not in vain. Keep soaring

  76. Ojomu Oluwadamiloa

    March 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Congratulation and this is just the beginning more to come in Jesus name….

  77. Cece

    March 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    B.N i share your joy but hold up!. This is an adult blog with sexual references here and there in Blog posts. One B.N commenter retorted that its an Adult blog when i said kids could be reading a past post about genital sizes. So whats with the ‘Kids’ choice awards? Sorry but even if Kids means Teens in this case, i wouldnt want my child reading about whether genital sizes matter in bed.

    And dont get me wrong im a big ‘Adult’ fan of yours

  78. Tincan

    March 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Omalicha nwa! Is that how they say it? Congratulations babe!

  79. aj

    March 13, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Congratulations Uche! I’m so happy for you! and to think you are also celebrating your 10 year anniversary this year. Thank God. I voted a lot for you as soon as you put the news that you were nominated up.

  80. Mz Socially Awkward...

    March 14, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Congratulations Uche! ?


    March 14, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Congratulations!!! I am happy for you. This is the beginning of greater things. Congrats Uche. in Btw love that jumpsuit,

  82. Leah

    March 14, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Congratulations Mrs. Pedro! Very well deserved.

  83. #CelebrityTell

    March 14, 2016 at 4:47 am


  84. Kemi Filani

    March 14, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Whoop! Congratulations Uche!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Californiabawlar

    March 14, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Congratulations!! Wishing you more success and recognition.

  86. Magz

    March 14, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Yay!!!!!!!! Uche Pedro won! Congratulations! Whoop!

  87. Miwa

    March 14, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Yay!!!! Congrats UChe.

  88. Chi!

    March 14, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Congrats Uche! am so happy for u. I love ur blog, its the best. quite educative n decent, i must say. i’ve learnt a lot from ur blog. u’re making a positive impact in our generation, pls keep up d good work.

  89. keke driver

    March 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

    OMG Am gonna cry…we did it!!!!!

  90. "changing moniker"

    March 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

    congratulations madam Uch!!
    we are super excited for you.

  91. Kalesanwo Adeola

    March 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Wow! Dis is fabulous. Nce one

  92. Funky

    March 14, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Congratulations Uche and the entire BN team.

  93. Niyoola

    March 14, 2016 at 10:44 am


  94. maamek

    March 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    congratulatiobns uche!….am excited…hard work pay..with love from omo Ghana …

  95. Ama

    March 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    #Yayness! Voted religiously. Congrats Uche and the entire BN team! And to all of us…the supporters’ club!

  96. N. M.

    March 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Congratulations Uche………xoxoxo

  97. Tunmi

    March 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    We won? ???????????

  98. Ope

    March 14, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    congratulations Mrs Pedro,bella naija team ,contributors,readers and all that voted. Missed out on that,didn’t vote. Network no gree me vote and I didn’t try after the failed attemps to.,But I’m glad you won.

  99. Ndidi

    March 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Yayyyyy big congrats to Uche. I voted and voted and voted. Would hv been upset if that effort had been for nothing. Really glad we made it.

  100. Metche

    March 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Congrats Uche.
    I don’t usually comment but I have to this time around. This is my Favourite blog any time any day. Any day I did not visit Bellanaija it seems am missing something. I learn a lot here. The comments session is always full of information. Matured comments.

  101. gurl_wendy

    March 16, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Yayyyyyy, we made it, yayyyyyy!!!

  102. richard

    March 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm


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