1st Annual Sowambe Social Media Awards

Social media has had a huge influence on Nigeria’s fashion and entertainment industries and two web entrepreneurs Loy Okezie and Francis Oghuma want to make sure the accomplishments and contributions of those behind the movement are celebrated.

The duo present the first ever Sowambe Social Media Awards. Sowambe Awards according to the producers will “recognize and celebrate the best social media adopters, talents, celebs, brands, professionals as well as social web platforms in Nigeria.”

The Awards has about 25 categories and will allow participants to nominate and vote online for a period of one month for their favorites, based on a clear understanding and good judgment on activities in the social web.

Best Social Media Personality
Best Social Media Celebrity
Best Social Media Blogger
Best Social Media Politician
Best Social Media Site
Best Social Media Activist
Best Social Media Designer
Best Social Media Thinker
Best Use of Twitter
Best Use of Facebook
Best Use of YouTube
Best Social Media Community
Best Social Media On-Air Personality (TV/Radio)
Best Social Media Newspaper
Best Social Media Startup
Best Social Media Jobs Platform
Best Social Networking Site
Best Social Media TV/Radio Station
Best Micro-Blogging Platform
Best Social Aggregation Tool
Best Ad Campaign on YouTube
Best Ad Campaign on Facebook

Timelines: Nomination Period: February 1 to February 10.
Voting Period: February 15 to February 28.
Winners will be announced on March 1.

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Loy Okezie
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Loy Okezie
Born in Lagos, Loy has traveled around Africa and Europe with a passion for technology, start-ups and new media communication tools for business success.

Loy is an online media strategist and founder of Startups Nigeria, the first online technology start-up community in Nigeria. He was recently hired as Content Strategist for a Web portal.

Francis Oghuma
Francis can be described as a serial entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder of Naijaborn, a leading Nigerian social networking platform that connects Nigerians globally,With a strong passion for the Nigerian web and social media industry, Francis created since 2008. He is also the founder of Qubestreet, a leading communications company based in Johannesburg.

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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