GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JASON DERULO TO HOST AND PERFORM AT NICKELODEON’S KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS ABU DHABI 2019

MIDDLE EASTERN YOUTUBER FLY WITH HAIFA WILL CO-HOST THE YEAR’S BIGGEST PARTY FOR KIDS, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH AT THE ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE

The show will air regionally on September 24th at 17:00 UAE/16:00 KSA on Nickelodeon on OSN in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain, and will also be aired on Nickelodeon channels internationally

Tickets and voting available here

28/08/2019

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JASON DERULO TO HOST AND PERFORM AT NICKELODEON’S KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS ABU DHABI 2019

MIDDLE EASTERN YOUTUBER FLY WITH HAIFA WILL CO-HOST THE YEAR’S BIGGEST PARTY FOR KIDS, ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH AT THE ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE

The show will air regionally on September 24th at 17:00 UAE/16:00 KSA on Nickelodeon on OSN in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain, and will also be aired on Nickelodeon channels internationally

Tickets and voting available here

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Abu Dhabi, 28 August 2019: — Today, Nickelodeon and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced that global superstar Jason Derulo will host and perform at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019, which is coming to the Middle East for the first time on September 20th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Travel YouTuber Haifa Beseisso will co-host the ceremony, making the biggest, slimiest party of the year in the region even more fun for kids.

With 15 billion streams worldwide and 17 multi-platinum singles, US singer and songwriter Derulo is the global superstar famed for chart-topping hits including “Swalla”, “Stupid Love”, “Want to Want Me” and his latest track “Mamacita” featuring Farruko.

“I’m honored to be hosting the first Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Abu Dhabi!” said Derulo. “We’ve got a thrilling show planned, and I can’t wait to be on stage celebrating with the kids. It’s going to be a great event, see you there!”

YouTube star and co-host Beseisso, who uses her channel Fly With Haifa to show her travels around the world and break cultural stereotypes, said:

“Super excited to be on that stage, share some serious love, colour, slime and just have a fantastic time at the first Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in the Middle East! We’re going to have fun, Arab Style.”

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 will be recorded on September 20th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and will air on Nickelodeon on OSN in KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain on September 24th at 16:00 KSA/17:00 UAE and will also be aired on Nickelodeon channels internationally.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of Abu Dhabi Family Week, which is being organised by DCT Abu Dhabi to bring a series of activities for kids and families to the city. Additional activities include the brand new The World of Nickelodeon, a three-day Nickelodeon activation from 19th to 21st of September.

“Having a global superstar such as Jason Derulo, as well as a YouTube star such as Haifa Beseisso secured for the first ever Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in the region is yet another illustration of our commitment to positioning Abu Dhabi as a world-class destination for entertainment,” said Saeed Rashed Al Saeed, Destination Marketing Director, at DCT Abu Dhabi. “These two stars will further enhance this groundbreaking event and reinforce the UAE capital’s growing reputation for hosting events which will generate memories that will last for a lifetime.”

“We are excited to announce Jason Derulo as host and Haifa as co-host for the first Kids Choice Awards in Abu Dhabi. The superstar, Jason Derulo, recognized for his international hits, will engage young fans around the world and put a global spotlight on the event, while Haifa, one of the most important YouTubers in the UAE region, will energize the local audiences from around the Middle East,’ said Tracey Grant, Vice President Content And Channels for Viacom International Media Networks Middle East, ‘This show will combine the Arab entertainment world with the International Nickelodeon spirit and these two key elements are sure to make the first KCA Abu Dhabi a success’. 

The World of Nickelodeon is the place to be for families and kids, where they can meet their favourite Nickelodeon characters and experience the real world of Nickelodeon in person. The World of Nickelodeon will feature a variety of play areas like a PAW Patrol branded area, PAW Patrol skills circuit, the Slime Zone, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR experience and pizzeria, SpongeBob museum, SpongeBob mini golf, SpongeBob arcades and Shimmer and Shine activities. Children can also interact with all their favourite Nickelodeon characters like Dora, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall, and SpongeBob, as well as attend live entertainment shows and musical performances.

Both Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi and The World of Nickelodeon will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Tickets for the first Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi and The World of Nickelodeon are limited and they will go fast. Visit the Nickelodeon KCA Abu Dhabi website to secure your attendance: https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/

Kids can vote for their favourite artists on Nickelodeon’s digital site https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/, on Instagram using the hashtag of their favourite nominee or via the Nickelodeon Play app. For more info about how the vote works and to purchase tickets, please visit Nickelodeon KCA Abu Dhabi website: https://kca.nickelodeonarabia.com/

Stay up to date on all Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook, Instagram and following the official hashtags:

#KCAAD2019

#KidsChoiceAwardsAbuDhabi2019

#NickelodeonArabia

#InAbuDhabi 

#FamilyWeekInAbuDhabi

#في_أبوظبي

 

 

Contacts:

Claudia Loda

VP of Communications, VIMN Southern and Western Europe, Middle East And Africa Claudia.Loda@vimn.com 

+39 02762117218

 

Francesca Soffientini

Manager, Communications, VIMN Southern and Western Europe, Middle East And Africa

francesca.soffientini@vimn.com

+39 02 762117 300

 

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

 

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world- Globally, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organization manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programs relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT – Abu Dhabi supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

 

About Jason Derulo:

With 130 million records sold worldwide, Jason Derulo is a multi-platinum powerhouse singer, songwriter, and entertainer whose recent hit “Goodbye” with David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj and Willy William has over 173 million streams on Spotify alone. Jason’s single “Colors,” the Coca-Cola Anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has over 221 million streams across all platforms. Breakout hit “Swalla” has reached 913 million audio streams and 1.3 billion views on YouTube. His breakout single “Whatcha Say” has now earned 5x platinum status while “Talk Dirty,” “Want To Want Me” and “Ridin’ Solo” [feat. 2 Chainz] have reached quadruple-platinum status. “Wiggle” [feat. Snoop Dogg] went triple-platinum, and “Trumpets” and “In My Head” earned double-platinum certifications. Platinum singles include “Marry Me,” “The Other Side,” “It Girl,” “Get Ugly,” and “Don’t Wanna Go Home.” 

Cumulative streams continue to soar, exceeding 15 billion overall and nearly 6 billion YouTube views. At radio, his music has impacted a total audience of 22 billion-plus listeners with a staggering 4.4 billion spins. Jason was a featured performer for the Night Football theme, is an investor in many enterprises, including Catch L.A. and Rumble Boxing with Sylvester Stallone and Ashton Kutcher, and he has a partnership with Warner Chappell Music with his publishing company, Future History.

 

About Haifa Beseisso

Haifa Beseisso is no ordinary content creator… but she’s really not ordinary in anything she does. The 28-year-old travel YouTuber and changemaker has broken stereotypes and defied expectations, all while fearlessly embracing her identity.

Today, with over 750,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Fly with Haifa, Haifa has not only crossed physical boundaries, but has challenged many of the cultural boundaries and stereotypes that exist globally. Haifa has attracted international attention for the conversations she starts in order to highlight the similarities between people, rather than the often-emphasized differences. She is also one of YouTube’s Ambassadors for creating change.

Haifa was chosen as the first Arab to be the YouTube host of the Nobel Peace Prize next to Conan O’ Brien. And interviewed stars like Sting and the personalities like the Prince and Princess of Norway.