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The 2017 Awards Winners were announced this week.

MEF was pleased to support the awards and host the pan-African mobile and tech party at the Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town, South Africa at the MEF Connects African Networking party.

The Awards were supported by Boomplay MusicAfrica Tech Summit KigaliBaseboneBBM, and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO). The finalists were judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts and the Award winning services were from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and pan-African ventures.

The 2017 Winners


Best Social and Messaging Award – Flare

Enterprise Solution Award – What3Words

News and Entertainment Award – Bounce News

Educational Award- Snapplify

Fintech Award- Flutterwave

Social Impact Award – Vodacom e-School

Disruptive Innovation Award –What3Words

Best African App – Boomplay Music 

mCommerce –  Mazady

Changing Africa – Jumo

The Awards are now in their fourth year and aim to celebrate the best in mobile tech across the continent.

MEF CEO Rimma Perelmuter presented the “Changing Africa” award, won by financial services marketplace Jumo.

Having picked up an AppsAfrica Award, this year’s winners will also be invited to exhibit at Africa Tech Summit Kigali Feb 14th and 15th 2018, connecting with tech leaders, MNO’s, banks, investors, governments and start-ups from across Africa for the two day Summit.

Thanks to our sponsors Basebone & Content Connect for supporting the 4th annual MEF Connects Africa and congratulations from everyone at MEF to all the AppsAfrica entrants and Award Winners.