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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Tune in to NickToons (DStv channel 308) this Friday (March 3, 2017) at 14h45 CAT as the second series of kids quiz Nickelodeon’s Genius heads to Durban. Watch in amazement as trios of the region’s cleverest kids go head-to-head in pursuit of the prestigious Nickelodeon’s Genius title.

This week’s episodes focuses on the Durban regional heats, as 24 youngsters aged 11-16 from schools throughout the region go head to head in the Genius workshop and quiz knockout.

These smart kids definitely know their stuff, as they test their mettle against physics, algebra, calculus and life science questions that would leave many adults scratching their heads in puzzlement – participating in quick-fire quizzes and mental challenges in the search for the 2017 Nickelodeon’s Genius winners!

12,349 youngsters from around the country entered this season of Nickelodeon’s Genius, but only 16 teams will get through to the final stages including 4 ‘wild card’ teams.

Nickelodeon’s Genius is hosted by Lihle Msimang and Thapelo Hlophe. 

Says Thapelo: “Every single contestant is unbelievably competitive. There’s no question that they want to win, and each of them gives their all. They have all my respect!  It’s been an absolute pleasure hosing Nickelodeon’s Genius, and spending time with these brilliant young scientists and mathematicians. Their spirit, their competitiveness and their friendliness makes me realise afresh every day that South African kids are amazing. Just amazing!”

Nickelodeon’s Genius is powered by ABSA MegaU, and supported by the Government’s Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).  The ultimate winners of the contest will receive an amazing prize: a ZAR 100,000 ABSA MegaU account for each member of the winning team and an unforgettable visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA - where the winners will eat lunch with a real, live astronaut – and a trip to Universal Studios! The winning schools also receive books and educational material worth ZAR 30, 000, courtesy of Cambridge Publishing.

For more information on Nickelodeon’s Genius, visit, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #GENIUS.