WAMAS 2017 Here are the 10 winners at the West Africa Mobile Awards

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2017 produced a vast array of entries from new technologies and services, from startups to established ventures driving progress in West Africa.

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The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, the first truly West African technology awards to recognise the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced yesterday May 18, 2017 at the awards party in Lagos, Nigeria.

There were over 150 submissions from across 14 countries.

Following the success of last year’s WAMAS, 2017 produced a vast array of entries from new technologies and services, from startups to established ventures driving progress in West Africa.

Matthew Dawes, Co-Founder of the West Africa Mobile Awards, commented: “Building on last year’s success our mission was to promote and honour the fantastic innovation across the mobile and tech ecosystem in Africa. Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners and thank you to the judges, sponsors, and media partners across West Africa that helped to make the WAMAS possible.”

The WAMAS were supported by BBM, Mobile West Africa (MWA), AppsAfrica.com, Wimbart PR, Dress Me Outlet, Kasi Insights and many other industry-leading organisations and publications.

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The winners by category:

Best App: nairabox

Commerce & Retail: BuyChat

FinTech: Flutterwave

Mobile Education: Optiweb Communications

Mobile Innovation: VAS2Nets Technologies — BVN

Mobile Marketing Campaign: Bloom !nteractive — The Attraction

Social Impact: Airtel Money Niger / Mahindra Comviva

Social, News & Entertainment: BattaBox

Outstanding Industry Achievement: Rebecca Enonchong

Young Gun of the Year Award: Iyin Aboyeji (Flutterwave)