Nigerian social media stars, Ikorodu Bois have been nominated for the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The Ikorodu Bois is a Nigerian online comedy group that recreates and mimics multi-million dollar music videos, Hollywood movie trailers and epic pictures.
Last year, Ikorodu Bois drew the attention of the producers of the Hollywood movie, Extraction 2, the Russo Brothers, following the remake of the movie trailer which features Chris Hemsworth.
In a tweet by the Russo Brothers, they expressed excitement at the remake and invited the Ikorodu Bois to the world premiere of their Netflix action film sequel.
Reacting to their nomination, the trio took to their verified Instagram account to share the good news with their followers, they said, “Yass!!! We have been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.”
Furthermore, as the Ikorodu Bois gained the attention of the creative world including CNN and Netflix, Nigerian born international filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan decided to have the creatives under his wings as they fly to the zenith of their careers last year.
Afolayan expressed his decision to reward the Ikorodu Bois hard work, passion, and undaunted creativity, by nurturing and encouraging them. To this end, Afolayan awarded the Ikorodu Bois a full scholarship into KAP Film & Television Academy as well as an exclusive mentorship program with Kunle Afolayan.