The Social Media Awards Africa – Full Nominee List

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I noticed people have this confused with the SOMA Awards that already happened. Hence I’m here to rescue most of you from your ignorance.

The Social Media Awards are Africa’s premier awards for social and digital media with nominations spanning four categories and drawn from across the continent. It’s an initiative by Development Diaries.

Announcing the list of successful nominees and the commencement of the voting stage of the awards at a Press Conference in Lagos-Nigeria, Femi Aderibigbe, Project Lead, SMAAfrica, expressed the delight of the conveners at the overwhelming turnout in the nomination process which lasted for 27days.
“After rigorous evaluations and background checks, we are excited to present the list of 150 successful nominees for the 2014 Social Media Awards Africa. Beyond our initial entry target of 700, we received about 923 entries for the 15 Awards featured for this year.”

The voting window is part of the process leading to the emergence of 15 Finalists for the4 Categories and 15 Awards for the maiden edition of the Social Media Awards Africa.

Aside from this I’m happy that Kenya has been well represented in most categories. However, zi think it was utterly biased that Nigeria’s #someonetellKenya was mominated considering we beat their asses (pardon my French). Xtian Dela has probably given most of them a run for their money. Heres the list..

1.PERSONALITY BASED CATEGORY (Awards for individual achievements in social media):*.Blogger of The Year
1.Xtian Dela Kenya
2.Joubert Botha South Africa
3.Ogunsanya Jide Nigeria
4.Tosin Ajibade Nigeria
5.Linda Ikeji Nigeria
6.Ben Kiruthi Kenya
7.Philip Etemesi Kenya
8.Yomi Adegboye Nigeria
9.Kenyan Stylista Kenya
10.Sharon Mundia Kenya
*.Social Media Personality of The Year
1.Luyando Haangala Zambia
2.Japheth Omojuwa Nigeria
3.Ayari Yassine Tunisia
4.WIERD MC (Adesola A Idowu) Nigeria
5.Amet Tsikata Ghana
6.Chude Jideonwo Nigeria
7.Blosom Nnodim Nigeria
8.Sharon Mundia Kenya
9.Mattie James Liberia
10.Mo’Cheddah (Modupe Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola) Nigeria
*.Social Media Hero of The Year
1.Xtian Dela Kenya
2.Japheth Omojuwa Nigeria
3.Dele Momodu Nigeria
4.Oluseun Osewa Nigeria
5.Mattie James Liberia
6.Collins Nabiswa Kenya
7.Bankelele Kenya
8.Strive Masiyiwa Zimbabwe
9.Michael Thandukwazi Hlatshwayo
10.Chris Kirubi Kenya
(B) INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORY (Best Use of Social Media by):
*.Best Use of Social Media byGovernment/Public Sector
1.Kenya National Youth Service Kenya
2.Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT Rwanda
3.Ekiti State Government Nigeria
4.SouthAfrican Tourism SouthAfrica
5.Lagos State Government Nigeria
6.Department of Public Service And Administration,Republic of South Africa South Africa
7.Federal Ministry of Information, Nigeria Nigeria
8.State House Uganda Uganda
9.The Ministry of Foreign Affair Ethopia Ethopia
10.African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Cote d’ivoire

*.Best Use of Social Media byPrivate Sector
1.DHL Africa Kenya
2.Demo Africa Nigeria
3.Orgella Entertainment South Africa
4.Information Nigeria Nigeria
5.Smart Tanzania Tanzania
6.Informer East Africa East Africa
7.Channels TV Nigeria
8.Morroco/Canadian School Morroco
9.Jumia Kenya Kenya
10.Popi Media South Africa

*.Best Use of Social Media byNon-Profit
1.The Future Project Nigeria
2.Partners for Possibility South Africa
3.Network of African youths for Development Uganda
4.Stand to End Rape      Nigeria
5.Hope Foundation Cameroon Cameroon
6.Tonu Elumelu Foundation Nigeria
7.Red Cross Uganda Uganda
8.DEMO Africa
9.Daystar Christian Centre Nigeria
10.Sahara Reporters Nigeria

*.Best Use of Social Media byStart-up/MSME
1.ListMe Nigeria
3.BudgIT Nigeria
4.Afrobouguee Ghana
5.Adforumco Nigeria
6.AIM Group Tanzania/Kenya
7.TVyangu Kenya
8.Style Sketches Kenya
9.Grumi         Nigeria
10.Mothers Aura Foundation Ghana

*.Best Use of Social Media byFinancial Institution
1.GTBank Nigeria
2.Access Bank Nigeria
3.KCB Group Kenya
4.Stanbic IBTC Nigeria
5.Zenith Bank Nigeria
6.Diamond bank Nigeria
7.Standard Bank South Africa
8.Finance Trust Bank Uganda
9.Safaricom Kenya
10.Fidelity Bank Ghana

(C) INDIGENOUS CATEGORY (Local Campaigns and Brands):

*.App of The Year
1.iRokotv Mobile App Nigeria
2.Okadabooks Nigeria
3.Efiko Nigeria
4.Afrinolly Nigeria
5.MPesa Kenya
6.ICOW Kenya
7.MFarm Kenya
8.Channels TV Nigeria
9.Paga Nigeria
10.GT Bank Mobile App Nigeria

*.Hashtag of The Year
1.#ThisIsAfrica Nigeria
2.#TheNiteTalk Kenya
3.#CITSCarnival Kenya
4.#letsnotpretend Ghana
5.#NHBi Nigeria
6.#AskKirubi Kenya
7.#Ogaatthetop Nigeria
8.#choice4life Nigeria
9.#somebodytellkenya Nigeria
10.#ProtectOurCorpers Nigeria

*.Brand of The Year
1.GTBank Nigeria
2.Vodafone Ghana Ghana
3.BigEye Uganda
4.Jumia-Nigeria Nigeria
5.Raha 2.0 Tanzania
6.Gloworld Nigeria
7.MPesa Kenya
8.Konga Nigeria
9.VenturesAfrica Nigeria
10.DSTV South Africa

*.Best Rated Platform South Africa Nigeria
3.Nigeriafilms Nigeria
4.Nairaland Nigeria
5.Nigeria Trade Hub Nigeria
6.Sahara Reporters Nigeria
7.Naija247News Nigeria
8.Bella Naija Nigeria
9.All 4 Women South Africa
10.The Independent Uganda

(D) PLATFORM BASED CATEGORY(Specific Social Platforms):
*.Facebook Page of The Year
1.Nigeria Wedding Nigeria
2.All4 Women South Africa
3.Actor Kenya Kenya
4.Jumia Kenya Kenya
5.matci morroco morroco
6.Barefootlaw Uganda
7.Comedy Central Africa South Africa
8.Airtel Uganda Uganda
9.Kenya Wedding Kenya
10.Kawowo Sports Uganda

*.Twitter Handle of The Year
1.@GoToSouthAfrica – SouthAfrican Tourism SouthAfrica
2.@XtianDela – X-tian Dela Kenya
3.@jimitewe – Jimi Tewe Nigeria
4.@HomeboyzRadio – Home Boyz Radio Kenya
5.@VictorMochere – Victor Mochere Kenya
6.@omojuwa – Japhet Omojuwa Nigeria
7.@itsPLAYtimebaby – PLAYtime EntertaEntertainment Ghana
8.@GlobacomLimited – Gloworld Nigeria
9.@ComedyCentralAF – Comedy Central Africa
10.@AndrewMwenda – Andrew Mwenda Uganda

*.Influencer of The Year
1.X-tian Dela Kenya
2.The Love Tour KE Kenya
3.Demola Detona Nigeria
4.Victor Mochere Kenya
5.Badmus Bukola Mikail Nigeria
6.Child Birth Survival Africa/Int
7.Olori Supergal Nigeria
8.Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo Nigeria
9.Nigeria Trade Hub Nigeria
10.@AndrewMwenda – Andrew Mwenda Uganda

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