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), AppsAfrica.com, 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, Pass.ng, 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, Pass.ng, Spell Africa Initiative, Skademy and Tuteria
Outstanding Industry Achievement Award
Cellulant E Wallet, Opera Mini, Eskimi DSP, Jason Njoku and Jobberman.com
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.
To purchase your ticket please visit https://wamas.com.ng/