West Africa Mobile Awards Winners to be announced in Lagos

Wall_V1-02 The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s leading mobile and tech companies, are now only a week away.

The wait is nearly over for the 50 finalists of the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s leading mobile and tech companies, take place on Thursday 21st in Lagos.

An overwhelming response drew submissions from 10 countries on 3 continents and now the 50 finalists from across the West African mobile ecosystem will battle it out for the 10 prestigious awards on April 21st in Lagos.

There are very limited tickets still available, so please reserve your place today to network and celebrate with over 150 mobile industry executives, international media, investors, prestigious judges, and sponsors.

The 2016 WAMAS are supported by Twitter, Ad Dynamo, Uber, Mobile West Africa (MWA),, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), iConcepts, Qube 247 and many other industry-leading organisations and publications.

The shortlisted finalists by category:

Mobile App & Game Award

Genii Games ASA, PayWithCapture, Flippy Campus, PrepUp, and MOVII Company

Brand Development on Mobile

Pepsi Naija, CloseUp Big Win, ShoOwer, The Mobi Hunter and Wild Fusion for Omo Door to Door

Young Gun of the Year Award

Timothy Adeleye (Glo Mobile School), Andrew Takyi-Appiah (Zeepay) Olatunde Ayilara (WaraCake), Olugbenga Agboola (PayWithCapture), and Bamal Samuel Aymard (ShoOwer)

Innovation in the Industry Award

Opera Max,, Asoriba, Unilever and mPedigree Goldkeys

Social Entertainment & News Award

Sangalo Media, Amebo App, Glo Twitter Voice App, Video Messaging Service and Cloud Interactive Associates Football

Societal Development Award

Esoko, SpellAfrica Initiative, Cellulant E Wallet, Revoda and U-Report Nigeria

Educational & Personal Development Award

Worldreader Mobile,, Spell Africa Initiative, Skademy and Tuteria

Outstanding Industry Achievement Award

Cellulant E Wallet, Opera Mini, Eskimi DSP, Jason Njoku and

Commerce & Retail Award

Obiwezy, Taja, CommercePointe, PayWithCapture, and Tisu Ghana

Money Banking & Financial

Diamond Bank Mobile App, SimplePay, OsusuMobile, Money Tips and PayWithCapture

The West Africa Mobile Award Winners will be announced during an awards gala at Rooftop in Lagos on the evening of April 21st.

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