For the sixth year, a first truly leading West African technology event, awards winners at the inaugural West Africa Mobile Awards, WAMAS, recognizing African region’s best mobile and tech companies on Thursday at the awards party in Lagos.
This year’s awards drew an overwhelming response of submissions from 10 countries, across 3 continents. The winners were announced during an awards gala party at Rooftop in Lagos with over 150 mobile industry executives, international media, investors, prestigious judges, and sponsors in attendance.
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, WAMAS 2016 event was a great experience.
Speaking at the event, Matthew Dawes, Co-Founder of the West Africa Mobile Awards, said their mission was to promote and honour the fantastic innovation across the mobile and tech ecosystem in Africa.
The diverse entries from 10 countries and both the finalists and winners are a testament to how mobile is revolutionizing society in West Africa, he said.
Dawes congratulated all of the 2016 winners and thanked the judges, sponsors, and media partners across West Africa that helped to make the WAMAS possible.
The full list of the winners by category:
Mobile App & Game Award: Genii Games ASA
Brand Development on Mobile: Wild Fusion
Young Gun of the Year Award: Andrew Takyi-Appiah from Zeepay
Innovation in the Industry Award: mPedigree Goldkeys
Social Entertainment & News Award: Amebo App
Societal Development Award: Cellulant E Wallet
Educational & Personal Development Award: Pass.ng
Outstanding Industry Achievement Award: Jason Njoku
Commerce & Retail Award: CommercePointe
Money Banking & Financial: PayWithCapture
The judges were industry experts like, Marek Zmyslowski, Ethel Cofie, Tunji Eleso, Russell Southwood, Josiah Kwesi-Eyison, Rebecca Enonchong, Chidi Okpala, Rimma Perelmuter, Tom Jackson, Loy Okezie, Francis Ebuehi, Paul Adepoju, Jo Crawshaw, Yomi Adegboye, Andy Favell, Monty Munford, Lynette Hundermark and CFA.