Diamond Bank,UniLever,Jobberman Shortlisted for The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) 2016.

The 2016 shortlisted finalists for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s leading mobile and tech companies, have …

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The 2016 shortlisted finalists for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s leading mobile and tech companies, have been announced .

According to the organizers,An overwhelming response drew submissions from 10 countries across 3 continents. Entrants (and finalists) run the gamut from exciting mobile industry start-ups pioneering new technologies and services, to established ventures driving progress in the region.

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

Applications were accepted across 10 mobile industry categories including eCommerce, mobile money, entertainment, mobile app, and brand development.

A prestigious judging panel featuring industry experts from Airtel, Opera, iSpace Foundation, and CcHUB worked together to down-select from the many worthy entries and create the shortlist.

The shortlisted finalists by category:

Mobile App & Game Award

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

Brand Development on Mobile

Pepsi Naija, CloseUp Big Win, ShoOwer, The Mobi Hunter, and Omo

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

All shortlisted companies will be celebrated during an awards gala at Rooftop in Lagos on the evening of April 21st. The overall category winners will also be announced during the ceremony.

 

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