West Africa Mobile Award winners announced in Lagos

IMG 1578West Africa Mobile Awards from last year. (Image source: wamas.com.ng)The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced last week at the awards party in Lagos, Nigeria

A response drew over 150 submissions from across 14 countries. Following the success of last year’s WAMAS, 2017 produced a vast array of entries from exciting new technologies and services, from startups to established ventures driving progress in West Africa.

The WAMAS were supported by BBM, Mobile West Africa (MWA), AppsAfrica.com, MEF, Wimbart PR, Dress Me Outlet, Kasi Insights and many other industry-leading organisations and publications.

The winners by category:

Best App: nairabox

Commerce & Retail: BuyChat

FinTech: Flutterwave

Mobile Education: Optiweb Communications

Mobile Innovation: VAS2Nets Technologies – BVN

Mobile Marketing Campaign: Bloom !nteractive – The Attraction

Social Impact: Airtel Money Niger / Mahindra Comviva

Social, News & Entertainment: BattaBox

Outstanding Industry Achievement: Rebecca Enonchong

Young Gun of the Year Award: Iyin Aboyeji (Flutterwave)

Matthew Dawes, Co-Founder of the West Africa Mobile Awards, commented: “Building on last year’s success our mission was to promote and honour the fantastic innovation across the mobile and tech ecosystem in Africa. Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners and thank you to the judges, sponsors, and media partners across West Africa that helped to make the WAMAS possible.”

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