Many African stars, including Miss Universe 2019, Sho Madjozi and Thuso Mbedu are flying African flags on the global map with their E! People’s Choice Award nominations.
Zozibini Tunzi is amongst other eight African contenders nominated for the African Social Star of 2020 category. They include Karl Kugelmann; Sho Madjozi; Thuso Mbedu; Wian van den Berg and Zozi Tunzi. Nominated from across the continent are Dimma Umeh; Elsa Majimbo and Lydia Forson. This is what they said about their nominations:
“Wherever I go in the universe, it will always be my life’s mission to represent myself, my family, and my Africa in the beautiful light they all deserve to be. I have had the most incredible time doing that as the current Miss Universe and now this honor of being an E! People’s Choice Awards nominee still within my reign is mind blowing.”
“I have gone from watching E! News to being ‘THE NEWS’. If this isn’t what dreams are made of, I don’t know what is.”
“To be recognized and nominated, has been a massive morale-booster and it will encourage me to keep trying my absolute best! I am highly appreciative to be a part of this prestigious event and I want to extend my gratitude to those who played a part in recommending me.”
“This is amazing. What a huge nod from E!”
Wian van den Berg
“This nomination is such a welcome surprise and it proves to me without a doubt that with whatever you do, your dreams are valid!”
“It is an absolute honour to be nominated! This shows the incredible support of my fans who got me to where I am today.”
“Being nominated reminds me that no dream is too big, no star is too far. Even when all odds seem to be against you, once you discover yourself and just be yourself you will experience the most beautiful parts of life.”
“I have never planned to be a star of any sorts. I am honoured to be considered for this award.”
The official voting window is from 1 October to 23 October. Fans can vote up to 25 times per day, per category, per method (voting website and Twitter). On 15 October, the votes will count as double, equalling up to a maximum of 50 votes per category, per voting method. For Twitter votes: posts must be public to count. Posts count as a vote if the category hashtag (#AfricanSocialStar) and a corresponding nominee hashtag are used together in the same post.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast on November 15 at 04:00. The ceremony will be repeated the following day on Monday 16 November at 9:30. Only on E!
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