ON THE EVENING OF THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 2016 THE LEADERS OF THE WEST AFRICAN MOBILE INDUSTRY ARE GOING TO COME TOGETHER FOR A CELEBRATION. THOSE CELEBRATIONS ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON ONE THING – AND ONE THING ONLY – THE PROGRESS THAT THE INDUSTRY HAS MADE.
THE PROVISION OF MOBILE CONNECTIVITY, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES IS HAVING A FUNDAMENTAL IMPACT ON ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF SOCIETY IN THE REGION – THEREFORE THE WEST AFRICA MOBILE AWARDS (WAMAS) IS ABOUT CHARTING THE PROGRESS. WHO ARE THE YOUNG GUNS THAT ARE BLAZING A TRAIL TO THE VERY TOP? WHO ARE THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND MOTHERS THAT LAID THE FOUNDATIONS AND DETERMINED THE TRAJECTORY OF AN INDUSTRY THAT IS SET TO SHINE IN THE FUTURE?
It’s going to be a night where the leading women, men, and organisations that form the backbone of the mobile industry in West Africa will be recognised across 10 categories for their key contributions in front of audience of industry peers, respected judges, sponsors, media, and partners.
Mark the evening of Thursday 21st April in your calendar as “The WAMAS” and get ready to celebrate with the mobile industry’s best and brightest!
THIS YEAR’S SHORTLISTED FINALISTS
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.
WHAT MAKES THE WAMAS SPECIAL?
The WAMAS are completely FREE (i.e., no costs, no charges, gratis, être gratuite) to enter.
In no way do we want money to obstruct people entering. All finalists will receive FREE entry to the exclusive awards ceremony.
The WAMAS are totally and utterly INDEPENDENT.
We have brought together an incredible array of industry leaders, independent journalists, analysts, academics, and VCs to act as judges.
The process is completely comprehensive, exhaustive, and systematic – meaning these awards and the processes surrounding them will be fully transparent.
The WAMAS are the first truly West African technology awards targeted at the best mobile and technology companies across the region.The awards will be held in conjunction with Mobile West Africa, the most respected annual technology gathering in West Africa.
The WAMAS is going to be an incredible night out.We have secured an amazing, high quality venue and we’re going to lay it all on: cocktails, canapés – the full works.
The WAMAS will become an annual key industry barometer.An indicator that will illustrate that will illustrate to local and international stakeholders what is happening in one of the most exciting mobile ecosystems on the planet.
ATTEND THE WAMAS
The 2016 winners will be announced at the WAMAS party on Thursday 21st April in Lagos.
The leading women, men, and organisations from across West Africa will attend this night of celebration and entertainment. The winners from all 10 categories will be celebrated in front of an audience of industry peers, respected judges, investors, sponsors, and international media.
To be part of this evening of celebrations and networking reserve your tickets now.
Finding a venue that fits with the WAMAS calibre in Lagos was easy – we’re going to head over to the amazing Rooftop for the evening.
It’s a venue that delivers exquisite cocktails and canapés. It’s high quality, intimate, and is going to be absolutely awesome for our celebration on Thursday 21st April. Here’s the full address and telephone:
Physical Address: Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, 7B, Karimu Kotun Street, Lagos, Nigeria (directly across the road from Mitsubishi Motors)
Telephone: +234 8059811888
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will the winners be announced?
The WAMAS 2016 winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Lagos on 21st April 2016.
How can my company get involved in the awards as a sponsor?
We have a number of opportunities around the awards to sponsor. To find out more please contact us.
Do we need to pitch?
This is not a pitch event. Finalists will be shortlisted and one winner chosen by our judging panel as the winner.