BrandArena: When Social Media Awards Africa 2014 Winners Emerged in Lagos

Sunday 25 January 2015

When Social Media Awards Africa 2014 Winners Emerged in Lagos

Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos was the location. The “who is who” in the Social Media World all stormed the maiden edition of The Social Media Awards Africa - #SMAAFRICA, themed ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’.
The award event recognized and rewarded excellence, creativity and impact of social media on human socio-economic development – through its tools and platforms – by individuals and organizations across the continent.

As expected, fashion or entertainment were on display as guests and nominees from all over the continent graced the event. Musical performances from Yemi Alade, Timi Dakolo, Obiwon, Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt, DVD and among other light up the glamourous ocassion.

The Awards which took place in the evening after the summit in the Morning/afternoon, produced 15 awardees out of 43 finalists who emerged through a rigorous screening process from 923 nominations from over 26 African countries.
Winners of the 2014 Social Media Awards Africa will be rewarded with US$1,000, SMAA Plaque, Institutional Trainings, Access to relevant social influencers amongst other benefits.

Here are the list of winners:

1. Blogger of the Year

Ben Kiruthi @Benkiruthi Kenya

2. Social Media Personality of the Year

Ayari Yassine @yassayari Tunisia

3. Social Media Hero

Michael Hlatshwayo @big_MIKE_ayooba South Africa

4. Facebook Page of the Year

Barefootlaw @BarefootlawUG Uganda

5. Twitter Handle of the Year

Jimi Tewe @jimitewe – Nigeria

6. Influencer of the Year (LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram)

The Love Tour KE @slumphotography Kenya

7. Government/Public Sector

Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT Rwanda @myictrwanda

8. Private Sector

DHL Africa @DHLAfrica Kenya

9. Non-ProfiT

Stand to End Rape @StandtoEndRape Nigeria

10. Start-up/MSME

Adforumco @adforumco Nigeria

11. Financial Institution

KCB Group @KCBGroup Kenya

12. App of the Year

Afrinolly @Afrinolly Nigeria

13. Hashtag of the Year

#TheNiteTalk @Lt_Caesa Kenya

14. Brand of the Year

Raha 2.0 @rahaFIBER Tanzania

15. Best Rated Platform

Nigeria Trade Hub @Nigeriatradehub Nigeria

From BrandArena: "We say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you all! 

...Let's Keep Up The Libration Social Media Has Brought To Us.

Image credit: #SMAAFRICA

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