All is now set for the maiden Social Media Africa Summit and Award events in Lagos – Nigeria.
The two-in-one event billed to hold on Saturday 24, 2015 will during the summit session host Africa’s best from various sectors to discuss, analyze and forge a new development path for Africa through social media while the award event will recognize and reward excellence, creativity and impact of social media on human socio-economic development – through its tools and platforms – by individuals and organizations across the continent.
Courtesy of the support of all my loved ones, I emerged as a finalist for the 'Blogger of the Year' Award under the 'Personality Category' of the 2014 Social Media Africa Awards #SMAA. Yes, I emerged one of the top 3 out of the 10 nominees after the voting process. Right now, I can't wait emerge the winner.. eh eh :)
During the Award ceremony tagged ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’ Fifteen (15) out of the Forty-three (43) Finalists from across the continent will be rewarded with award prizes for the featured 15 Awards across 4 Categories for the 2014 edition of the awards which opened with a continent-wide call for nomination and recorded over 3,000 entries accounting for about 923 nominations.
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.
The summit starts at 9.00am while the Award Ceremony starts at 6.00pm. Both events will be streamed live online via www.smaafrica.com as well as covered online using the hashtag, #SMAA
The Social Media Awards Africa is an initiative of Development Diaries and sponsored by Sterling Bank Plc. AIESEC Africa, West African NGO Network (WANGONET), Beat FM, Fan Milk Nigeria, Zisat,Trace TV and African Media Initiative (AMI) are also Partners.
I am right now in Lekki for the event. Wish me luck friends :)