With the close of voting for the continent-wide initiative on social media development, #SMAA2014, the Social Media Awards Africa has formally announced the dates for the Summit and Awards Night.
The events are billed to hold in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24, 2015 respectively.
The Awards Night is tagged ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’, and will see winners of reception of 15 Awards for the maiden edition of the Social Media Awards Africa – a premier continental initiative which seeks to recognize and reward creativity, excellence and impact in the usage of social media across Africa.
With the theme: “Social Media for Governance, Leadership and Development,” the award summit will hold on January 23, 2015 and bring together social media influencers, experts, enthusiast and policy makers in exploring and forging new developmental paths for Africa.
According to the Group Head, Strategy and Communications, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Shina Atilola “The level of interest and participation has been very heart-warming and the organisers must be commended for a job well done. We at Sterling Bank would continue to provide the required support to aid the achievement of the objectives of the Award.”
Project Lead, Femi Aderibigbe; expressed delight that the Social Media Awards Africa 2014, had since its launch on September 30, 2014 expanded both inside and outside of Africa. “The awards have trended globally and became the second most talked about subject on Twitter in Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, the United Kingdom and the United States. During the same period, the SMAA website has climbed to the 535th website in Kenya and 703rd in Nigeria amongst other statistics accrued on national virtual spaces,” he said.
The Social Media Awards Africa is sponsored by Sterling Bank Plc. AIESEC Africa, West African NGO Network (WANGONET), Beat FM, Fan Milk Nigeria, Zisat, Trace TV and African Media Initiative (AMI) are also Partners.
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