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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Sowambe Awards for Social Media - Full Nominees List

The Sowambe Awards is a social media award show cofounded by Loy Okezie and Francis Oghuma in July last year. Sowambe is a website that will feature social media talents, news, early adopters, brands, trends and people using social media within Africa. Sowambe Awards would be recognizing the best social media adopters, talents and professionals as well as social media-based web platforms in Nigeria.
The Awards would have about 25 categories and will allow participants and the public to nominate and vote online for their favourites, based on a clear understanding and good judgment on activities in the social web.

The Sowambe Awards ceremony would gather people interested in lifestyle and trends in social media, web startups, technology & software developers, enterprises, investors, industry watchers, broadcasters, celebrities and students in order to celebrate social media excellence in Nigeria. Voting closes February 28th, 2011. I have to say its quite annoying that for every vote i have to enter my email address and then head back to my mailbox to verify. They should have just used poll daddy or something.

The full list:

Best Social Media Personality

1. Tayo Aderinokun (MD/CEO, GTBank)
2. Fela Durotoye (MD, Visible Impact)
3. Nmachi Jidenma (Founder, CP-Africa)
4. Egghead Odewale
5. Gbenga Sesan (ED, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria)

Best Social Media Celebrity

1. Banky W
2. D’banj
3. MI
4. Omotola (Omosexy)
5. Wande Coal

Best Social Media Politician

1. Babatunde Fashola
2. Nuhu Ribadu
3. Goodluck Jonathan
4. Dele Momodu
5. Donald Duke

Best Social Media Site

1. Twitter
2. Facebook
3. Youtube
4. LinkedIn
5. Bebo

Best Social Media Activist

1. Amara Nwakpa (LightupNigeria)
2. Gbenga Sesan (EnoughisEnough)
3. Chude Jideonwo (The Future Awards)
4. Egghead Odewale
5. Ohimai Amaize (B.L.I.N.G)

Best Social Media Thinker/Influencer

1. Yinka Olaito (The Branding Gavel)
2. Paulette Erijo (Letche/Beezbox)
3. Dayo Adefila (Insight Communications)
4. Abasiama Idaresit (Wild Fusions)
5. Adeola Kayode (Teleios Consulting)

Best Use of Twitter (Personal Brands)

1. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
2. Don Jazzy
3. Pastor WD Favour
4. Genevieve Nnaji
5. Eldee The Don

Best Use of Twitter (Corporate Brands)

1. GTBank
2. Arik Air
3. UBA Group
4. Etisalat Nigeria
5. Airtel Nigeria

Best Use of Facebook (Personal Brands)

1. Fela Durotoye
2. Wande Coal
3. Goodluck Jonathan
4. 9ice
5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Best Use of Facebook (Corporate Brands)

1. Always Nigeria
2. GTBank
3. Hennessy Nigeria
4. MTN Project Fame
5. Samsung Mobile

Best Use of YouTube (Corporate Brands)

1. UBA Group
2. GTBank
3. ABNDigital
4. Globacom Limited
5. Oceanic Bank

Best Social Media Newspaper

1. 234Next
2. Vanguard
3. BusinessDay
4. The Guardian
5. ThisDay

Best Social Media Jobs Site


Best Social Networking Site

1. Naijapals
2. Facebook

Best Social Media TV/Radio Station

1. The Beat 99.9 FM
2. Top Radio
3. Rhythm 93.7 FM
4. Channels TV
5. Soundcity

Best Micro/Blogging Platform

1. Gistcaster
2. Twitter
3. Jaiku
4. WordPress
5. Blogger (Blogspot)

Best Social Aggregation Tool

1. Afrigator
2. Flock
3. Riranwo
4. Tweetdeck
5. Sturvs

Best Ad Campaign on Facebook

1. The Experience 2010
2. Peak Talent Show
3. MTN Fastlink
4. Babatunde Fashola
5. Diamond Bank

Best Digital Media Agency

1. Seed Media
2. Wild Fusion
3. ByteSize Nigeria
4. Tregeo Creatives
5. Inove Media

Best Twitter Trend

1. #abaversion
2. #englishmadeinnigeria
3. #lightupnigeria
4. Wande Coal
5. Sanni Keita

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