Kenyan TikTok sensation Azziad Nasenya has been nominated for a prestigious award.
The 21-year-old social media bigwig has a snagged a People’s Choice Award nod in the African Social Star 2021 category, against other huge African social media stars.
Announcing the news on her Instagram, her excitement was palpable, imploring her 1.3 million followers to vote for her.
“We have been nominated. I am humbled and grateful. I thank God and all of you guys for supporting me throughout this whole journey. The support is overwhelming. My people on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are doing the most. Thank You!” she poised.
She is pitted against renowned names like Zimbabwe’s Tyra Chikocho, Nigeria’s Falz and The Odditty, South Africa’s Bouimelo ‘Boity’ Thulo, Lasizwe Dambuza, Mihlali Ndamase and Witney Ramabulana. Worth noting, Nasenya is the only Kenyan and East African to be nominated, which is no mean feat.
Nasenya’s social media presence has grown tremendously since she blew up early last year, with her viral dance to Femi One and Mejja’s Utawezana hit. She has since gone on to host YouTube shows, bag major endorsements and become an on-air personality.
Kenyan global star Elsa Majimbo won the same award at last year’s ceremony. The 47th People’s Choice Awards will go down in Santa Monica, California. You can vote for Azziad HERE.