Thousands of kids, tweens and teens descending on South Africa’s first NickFest later this month will have a chance to witness their favourite celebrities get covered top-to-toe in Nickelodeon’s (DStv channel 305) iconic green Slime!
Sizwe Dhlomo, Anele Mdoda, Darren “Whackhead” Simpson, Proverb, Pearl Thusi, Cassper Nyovest and Mi Casa are among the kind-hearted South African stars who are lining up to get doused in Slime as part of the NickFest Celebrity Slime Challenge. NickFest performers Morgan Beat Box, The Buzz and the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy All Stars will also be braving the slime pit during the family friendly festival.
The “slimedown” of epic proportions will be presided over by funnyman and real life doctor Riaad Moosa, the official host of NickFest, as he encourages the celebrities to get dunked in gallons of goo while trying to keep his pristine doctor’s coat out of the mess!
With less than two weeks to go, the NickFest production crew is currently perfecting its recipe for the Slime, made to a secret Nickelodeon recipe. It will take 4 days to prepare more than 3,000 litres of the slippery concoction, which kids will be able to experience first-hand for themselves at NickFest – don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothing!
Tasania Parsadh, Senior Channel Manager, Nickelodeon, Africa, said, “It is thrilling to see how willing stars are to get totally icky and covered in buckets of bright green goo when it is in the interests of helping kids in need. All proceeds from the NickFest Celebrity Slime Challenge plus ten percent of funds from ticket sales at NickFest will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust to help towards the ongoing construction of a state-of-the art pediatric hospital in South Africa, in Parktown, Johannesburg – and if that’s not worth getting sticky for, then nothing is!!!”
The SA “slimees” join the prestigious ranks of stars from P!nk, to Tom Cruise, the cast of Modern Family, Jo Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Five Seconds of Summer, Chris Pratt, Justin Bieber, and many others who have all previously been slimed by Nickelodeon.
Tickets for NickFest are now on sale at Computicket, priced R110 per ticket (entry free for children under 2).