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The finalists for the 2016 West African Mobile Awards have been announced with a shortlist featuring the region’s leading mobile tech companies. The annual awards attracted submissions from 10 countries across 3 continents, and were chosen by an independent panel of international judges.

The WAMAS are the first West African technology awards targeted at the best mobile and technology companies from across the region. The awards are held in conjunction with Mobile West Africa, the foremost annual technology gathering in West Africa and the 2016 winners will be announced at the WAMAS party on Thursday 21st April in Lagos.

MEF is hosting the second MEF Connects Nigeria on April 20th co-located with MWA 2016. Supported by Bango and MTech the evening is an opportunity for Members and MWA attendees to learn more about conducting business in the region while networking with local and international carriers, pioneers and innovators.

For more details and to register for all of the events in Lagos visit the MWA website.

The 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,, 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,, Spell Africa Initiative, Skademy, and Tuteria

Outstanding Industry Achievement Award

Cellulant E Wallet, Opera Mini, Eskimi DSP, Jason Njoku, and

Commerce & Retail Award

Obiwezy, Taja, CommercePointe, PayWithCapture, and Tisu Ghana

Money Banking & Financial

Diamond Bank Mobile App, SimplePay, OsusuMobile, Money Tips, and PayWithCapture

Part of its ongoing pan-African strategy, MEF is delighted to be hosting the second MEF Connects Nigeria where members and invited guests can learn more about this exciting market and network with local carriers, pioneers and innovators. MEF Connects Nigeria  is hosted in association with Bango, and co-located with Mobile West Africa 2016.