The winners of Sowambe Awards were announced over the weekend at, the official online media partner for

About 750 votes were counted and after an editorial judging process, the following winners emerged (based entirely on number of votes) as the best use of social media in Nigeria.

Here’s the full list of winners at Sowambe Awards (Nigerian Edition).

Best Social Aggregation Tool

Best Micro-Blogging Platform

Best Social Networking Site

Best Social Media Job Site

Best Social Media Thinker/Influencer
Adeola Kayode ( (Winner)

Dayo Adefila (1st Runner-up)

Abasiama Idaresit (2nd Runner-up)

Best Social Media TV/Radio Station
The Beat 99.9 FM

Best Social Media Activist
‘Gbenga Sesan

Best Social Media Site

Best Social Media Newspaper

Best Social Media Politician
Babatunde Fashola (Winner)

Nuhu Ribadu (1st runner-up)

Goodluck Jonathan (2nd runner-up)

Best Social Media Celebrity
Banky W (Winner)

D’banj (1st Runner-up)

MI (2nd Runner-up)

Best Social Media Personality
Nmachi Jidenma

Best Use of Facebook (Personal Brand)
Goodluck Jonathan

Best Use of Facebook (Corporate Brand)
Samsung Mobile

Best Use of Twitter (Personal Brand)
Eldee The Don – @eldeethedon

Best Use of Twitter (Corporate Brand)
Arik Air – @arikair (Winner)

UBA Group – @ubagroup (1st Runner-up)

GTBank – @gtbank (2nd Runner-up)

Best Use of Youtube (Corporate Brand)
Oceanic Bank

Best Ad Campaign on Facebook
The Experience 2010

Best Digital Media Agency
Wild Fusion (

Best Twitter Trend

The winners have now qualified for the Sowambe Africa Awards 2011 which is scheduled to hold later this year.

Sowambe Awards will continue with the South African edition starting with nominations on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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