Battabox crew share their AppsAfrica Award win on the streets of Lagos

Battabox crew share their AppsAfrica Award win on the streets of Lagos
Having scooped the News & Entertainment category at the Innovation Awards 2016, the Battabox crew took their award to the streets of Lagos to thank their followers. 

Mobile phones and the Internet have provided unprecedented opportunities for people in Nigeria to tell their own stories in a global media landscape previously dominated by a western narrative. However there is a lack of local, relevant video content for an Africa audiences and for advertisers to target various segments of those markets.

BattaBox addresses both problems with a simple idea: popular, high quality, informative and entertaining video content that is relevant to a Nigerian audience. They utilise mobile phone technology to communicate across Nigeria with over over 55 million online views and over 550,000 online subscribers!

Ten winners were announced in Cape Town, South Africa. The awards attracted over 200 entries from 25 countries, with the winners on hailing from South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The awards party was an evening of celebration and networking bringing together over 300 mobile and tech leaders, media, investors and innovators from across Africa and we look back at the highlights and winners from across Africa. Innovation Awards Winners 2016:

Disruptive Innovation Award
Domestly (South Africa)

Social and Messaging Award
Vula Mobile (South Africa)

Best African App Award
Sliide Airtime (Nigeria)

Enterprise Solution Award
Flutterwave (Nigeria)

News & Entertainment Award
Battabox (Nigeria)

Educational Award
Mwabu (Zambia)

Fintech Award
BitPesa (Kenya) 

Social Impact Award
Ask without Shame (Uganda)

Brand On Mobile Award
Mobi Hunter (South Africa)

Women In Tech Award
Faraja Nyalandu  – Shule Direct (Tanzania)


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