The Social Media Awards Africa grand finale tagged ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’ was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at The Landmark Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos. The event which was powered by Sterling Bank had in attendance; Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Japheth Omojuwa, Bolanle Olukanni, Denrele, Simphiwe Dana from South Africa, Kunle Ayo, Tosin Ajibade (Olorisupergal), Chef Eros, Jimi Tewe and others.
Winners include; Ben Kiruthi (Kenya) Blogger of the Year Award, Ayari Yassine (Tunisia) Social Media Personality of the Year Award, Michael Hlatshwayo (South Africa) Social Media Hero, Barefootlaw (Uganda) Facebook Page of the Year, Jimi Tewe (Nigeria) Twitter Handle of the Year and The Love Tour KE (Kenya) Influencer of the Year.
Other Award winners are: Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT won the award for use of the social media for Government/Public Sector segment, DHL Africa won the award for use of the social media for Private Sector, Stand to End Rape Nigeria for Non-Profit Organization, Adforumco (Nigeria) for Start-up/MSME, KCB Group (Kenya) for Financial Institution, Afrinolly (Nigeria) for App of the Year, #TheNiteTalk (Kenya) for Hashtag of the Year, Raha 2.0 for Brand of the Year and Nigeria Trade Hub (Nigeria) for Best Rated Platform.
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