The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, an award show that recognises the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced over the weekend at an event in Lagos, Nigeria.
The awards which were sponsored by BBM, Mobile West Africa (MWA), AppsAfrica.com, Wimbart PR, Dress Me Outlet, Kasi Insights drew in over 150 submissions from across 14 countries.
Following the success of last year’s WAMAS, the 2017 edition produced a vast array of entries from exciting new technologies and services, coming from startups to established ventures while all driving progress in West Africa.
The winners by category:
Best App: nairabox
Commerce & Retail: BuyChat
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.”