Comedienne and social media influencer Emmanuella Samuel has emerged winner of the popular American television channel’s award, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award as the ‘Favourite African Social Media Star.’
Emmanuella was nominated alongside teen comedian group, Ikorodu Bois for the Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Award.
Taking to Instagram to announce the breakthrough, the 11-year-old millionaire wrote;
“Congratulations to me as I won the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021. I am so happy to be a winner, thank you!, To all my fans out there, I say thank you. To all those who voted for me, I love you so much, this win would not have been possible without you”.
Emmanuella made her foray into comedy at the age of five. She was on a family holiday and met with Angel. He needed some children for his comedy shoot, and called a few children he knew for the audition, but they couldn’t memorize their lines and he then turned to Emmanuella.
Despite the eighteen hour long video shoot, a stunt he pulled to test the endurance of the kids, Emmanuella did well. After her selection, Angel had to convince her parents to let her become a part of the Mark Angel Comedy team and got their approval.
She became well known after the comedy skit “This is Not My Real Face Oh”, in which she was making jokes about a headmistress to her fellow students without knowing the student was the child of the headmistress. This short skit was featured on CNN’s Facebook page. On 2 April, 2020, during theCovid-19 pandemic lockdowns Emanuella, Success, and Regina Daniels were featured in a skit by Ofego titled “Lockdown” on his YouTube channel using archive footage.
Overtime, she has created an impact in the comedy industry and won herself and her crew series of award. In 2015, she won the G-Influence Niger Delta Special Talent Award.