The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced at the awards party in Lagos, Nigeria at the weekend.
An excellent response drew over 150 submissions from across 14 countries. Following the success of last year’s WAMAS, 2017 produced a vast array of entries from exciting new technologies and services, from startups to established ventures driving progress in West Africa.
The 2017 WAMAS edition produced huge entries following the success recorded last year from exciting new technologies and services, coming from startups to established ventures 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)
Commenting on the award, Matthew Dawes, Co-Founder of the West Africa Mobile Awards, said “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.”