We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of these organisations:

Lead Awards Partner

BBM is one of the largest mobile messaging applications. Moving beyond BlackBerry devices, the app now has over 100 million installs on Android, iOS, and Windows. Since it was created in August 2005, BBM has evolved from a pure messaging application for communication (text and video) to a social eco-system unifying chat, social, commerce and services including games.

On 27 June 2016, Creative Media Works, a division of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek, IDX:EMTK) - one of Indonesia’s largest media, content and technology businesses - announced a strategic alliance with BlackBerry Limited to accelerate consumer BBM’s research and development in offering new and exciting features, services and content to the global consumer market. As part of this strategy, BBM is making its APIs available to expedite the growth of partners and consumer services such as: — Content – music and video streaming, games, sports, news, celebrity blogs, horoscopes and more  — Commerce – shopping, gifting and coupons/vouchers — Online to Offline Commerce – booking movies, travel, health services, real-estate or job postings — Finance – P2P payments, money transfer, mobile phone re-charge, and utilities billing

Creative Media Works now operates under the BBM banner as a stand-alone consumer focused business with teams operating from Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Singapore, Jakarta, UAE and South Africa. For more information, visit

Trademarks, including but not limited to BBM and BBM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved.


Mobile West Africa is established as the leading technology conference in the West African region. It has run annually since 2011 and focuses solely on facilitating the growth of the mobile industry. The 2017 edition is taking place on 17th & 18th May at the fabulous Wheatbaker Hotel in Lagos.

The conference delivers 2 days of interactive and progressive presentations, discussions and networking. Each year the delegation that attends MWA is made up of industry leaders and all key stakeholder groups are represented.

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Awards Partner
APPSAFRICA is a pan-African mobile and technology news and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa. Appsafrica Advisory provides strategic, tactical and operational advisory services for mobile and tech ventures planning to launch or expand in Sub-Saharan Africa, while the Appsafrica Innovation Awards celebrate and connect the best in mobile and tech from across the pan-African tech ecosystem.

Supporting Partner

The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is a global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. We provide our members with a global and cross-sector platform for networking, collaboration and advancing industry solutions.

The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable mobile ecosystem that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services that enrich the lives of consumers worldwide.

Established in 2000 and headquartered in the UK, MEF has chapters across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin and North America.

Lead Industry Media Partner

TechCabal is Nigeria’s largest online technology publication. Promoting conversations around mobile, technology and internet in Africa, it reaches audiences in Nigeria and 192 other countries and territories including the US, India, Kenya and the United Kingdom.

TechCabal consists of the main site; Radar (, the fastest-growing forum for technology audiences in Africa; and the daily digest that provides a round up of African technology news.

TechCabal is fully owned by Big Cabal Media Limited, an African digital media company that develops content for African audiences.

Media Partner

Disrupt Africa is a one-stop-shop for all news, information and commentary pertaining to the continent’s tech startup – and investment – ecosystem.

With journalists roaming the continent to find, meet, and interview the most innovative and disruptive tech startups, Disrupt Africa is a true showcase of Africa’s most promising businesses and business ideas.

Our readers can keep up-to-date with the quirky world of tech hubs and accelerator programmes; and our reporters provide live coverage of the all-important tech and entrepreneurship events across Africa.

For our startup, entrepreneur, and investor friends alike, our mission is to provide practical information and advice from across Africa’s varied vibrant markets, and to promote engaged and thought-provoking discussion about the exciting ecosystem we belong to.

PR Partner

Wimbart is a London-based boutique public relations company with a heavy emphasis on Africa and emerging markets. Working with some of Africa's most exciting and innovative companies and entrepreneurs, Wimbart produces hyper-targeted, relevant and meaningful media campaigns for a range of international clients, focussing on tech, start-ups and entertainment.

Wimbart’s clients are found on the pages, airwaves or screens of some of the world's most reputable media, including the BBC, FT, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Economist, CNN and Bloomberg.

Prize Partner

KASI Insight is Africa’s most innovative research and advisory firm. Since 2013 we have built the capacity to disrupt the African market research industry.

We deliver a typical project involving several thousand respondents in as many as 10 African countries in 15 days. The comprehensive reports we create for our clients present facts-backed analyses from highly experienced professionals.

Prize Partner
DRESSMEOUTLET.COM the award-winning Fashion Amazon of Africa and Nigeria's most fashionable fashion outlet is a fashion-focused, quality-focused and customer-centric online retailer of designer apparel and accessories with over 60% of products on Made-in-Africa. offers lightning-fast delivery globally with customers in the United States, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and other countries. help hundreds of designers and manufacturers create jobs, improve economies and continue to make the best quality fashion, beauty and home products.

Media Partner

Founded in 2006, BellaNaija is now Africa’s leading lifestyle website.

With over 10 million pageviews per month and over 2 million followers across its social media channels, BellNaija continues to set the pace with quality content, an engaged audience of BellaNaijarians, and an ethos that celebrates positivity and success in Nigeria and across the continent.

Media Partner

The Guardian is an independent newspaper, established for the purpose of presenting balanced coverage of events, and of promoting the best interests of Nigeria. It owes allegiance to no political party, ethnic community, religious or other interest groups. Its primary commitment is to the integrity and sovereignty of the Federation of Nigeria, and beyond that to the unity and sovereignty of Africa.

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Online Media Partner

Pulse is Nigeria’s leading online news brand, reaching a young urban population. It is well known for its entertainment and lifestyle content, and its videos are also very popular. — +200 Million Monthly Impressions — +17 Million Monthly People Reached

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Online Media Partner

Created for the digital generation, Business Insider uses fast, fun, informative storytelling to cover the news and embrace the themes of positive change and innovation. — +600,000 monthly readers from Pulse’s markets — +1,200,000 monthly sessions from Pulse’s markets — +4,300,000 monthly pageviews from Pulse’s markets

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Innovation Village is all about promoting the new technologies, businesses, products, services, startups in Africa. It all started Francis Ebuehi, trying to get up-to-date information about the new products, services in Africa.

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