Sowambe Awards aims to recognize the best social media adopters, talents, agencies, celebrities, politicians, personalities and professionals as well as social media-based web platforms in Africa.

After about three weeks of nominations from the public and a rigorous editorial judgment process for the best social media talents, acts and brands in Nigeria, the organizers of Sowambe Awards have officially released the full list of nominees for Sowambe Awards 2010.

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During the editorial judging process, some categories were removed due to the fact that they did not make up 5 nominees per category.

Again, some categories were adjusted to cater for larger nominations. For example, ‘Best Use of Facebook’ was divided into two: Personal Brands and Corporate Brands.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the Nigerian edition of Sowambe Awards 2010.

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

Voting starts immediately and ends on Sunday, February 27th, 2011.

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At the end of voting, there will be a winner, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up.

Winners will be announced on March 1, 2011.

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5 Responses to Full List of Sowambe Awards Nominees Unveiled. Start Voting Now!

  1. UPNEPA says:

    Really Sturvs? Sturvs has been down for more than 6months…and they’re still up for an award?

  2. wiseman says:

    @ UPNEPA LOL na so we see am. its the regular stuff man know man seek attention.

  3. I think this list should be focused on Nigerian sites since the nominees are from Nigeria. Eg sites like yarnable ought to have been nominated

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