Winners of #SMAA 2014 : Social Media Africa Awards

15 nominees emerged winners of the maiden Social Media Awards Africa #SMAA on Saturday, 24th of January 2015.  At the award ceremony tagged, ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’ at Landmark Event centre in Lekki Lagos, Nigeria,  15 winners – from the 43 finalists representing all the 5 regions of the African continent except Central Africa – emerged at the maiden edition of The Social Media Africa Awards.

I was one of the three finalists for the Blogger of The Year Award. Unfortunately for me, @BenKiruthi, a great Blogger from Kenya, emerged the winner of the award. Three of the continent’s favourites earlier tipped to clinch awards, Xtian Dela from Kenya and Japheth Omojuwa from Nigeria; both with 3 nominations and Vodafone Ghana with 2 nominations across different awards did not emerge winners in all nominations despite overwhelming support from fans and followers.

2014 social media africa awards winners

List of #SMAA 2014 Winners

Blogger of the Year
Ben Kiruthi @Benkiruthi Kenya

Social Media Personality of the Year
Ayari Yassine @yassayari Tunisia

Social Media Hero
Michael Hlatshwayo @big_MIKE_ayooba South Africa

Facebook Page of the Year
Barefootlaw @BarefootlawUG Uganda

Twitter Handle of the Year
Jimi Tewe @jimitewe – Nigeria

Influencer of the Year (LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram)
The Love Tour KE @slumphotography Kenya

Government/Public Sector
Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT Rwanda @myictrwanda

Private Sector
DHL Africa @DHLAfrica Kenya

Non-ProfiT
Stand to End Rape @StandtoEndRape Nigeria

Start-up/MSME
Adforumco @adforumco Nigeria

Financial Institution
KCB Group @KCBGroup Kenya

App of the Year
Afrinolly @Afrinolly Nigeria

Hashtag of the Year
#TheNiteTalk @Lt_Caesa Kenya

Brand of the Year
Raha 2.0 @rahaFIBER Tanzania

Best Rated Platform
Nigeria Trade Hub @Nigeriatradehub Nigeria

The Social Media Awards Africa, #SMAA is poised to recognize and reward excellence, creativity and impact in the use of social media tools and platforms by individuals and organizations in Africa. This year featured 15 awards across 4 categories which recorded over 3,000 entries accounting for about 923 nominations.

The #SMAA was presented by Sterling Bank and supported by: African Media Initiative (AMI), AIESEC Africa, West African NGO Network (WANGONET), Beat FM, Fan Milk Nigeria, Zisat,Trace TV, and ONTV.

What do you think? Worthy winners..right?

Recommended: My Photos from Social Media Africa Awards

Source: SMAAfrica.com

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