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Are You a Mobile Innovator? Submit Your Entry for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) – Winners to be Announced at the Awards Gala on May 18th



Mobile innovators have under two weeks left to submit their entries for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) ( with winners to be announced at an awards gala on Thursday, May 18th, 2017, in Lagos, Nigeria in front of local and international media.

Following the huge success of the inaugural WAMAS, celebrated last year in Lagos, response to the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) has been excellent. The awards will once again strive to identify, recognise and celebrate the individuals and companies that are the driving force of the region’s mobile ecosystem.

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established ventures driving mobile industry progress in West Africa are encouraged to submit entries for the 10 categories before the deadline of Friday, March 24th, 2017.

About the 10 Award Categories 
The WAMAS welcomes applications across 10 categories and finalists will enjoy global industry recognition, invaluable networking opportunities and global publicity. New for 2017, shortlisted finalists will be invited to showcase themselves during day two of Mobile West Africa, providing a platform and exposure for successful entries. Winners will also receive a wide range of benefits and advisory services to help drive their businesses forward.

Supported by BBM, Wimbart, Kasi Insights, DressMeOutlet, Mobile West Africa (MWA) and AppsAfrica, the awards gala will take place at the Rooftop Lounge in Lagos in front of a packed audience of industry peers, respected judges, sponsors, media and partners for an evening of celebration and networking.

The awards will recognise the global brands, dynamic start-ups and visionary individuals who are shaping mobile content and commerce in West Africa. Applications are welcome across 10 categories and the WAMAS are free to enter, ensuring a level playing field for all.

An expert judging panel that includes industry leaders, independent journalists, analysts, academics and VCs will assess all entries. The process will be completely comprehensive, exhaustive and systematic, meaning that the awards and the processes surrounding them are fully transparent.

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 24th, 2017 and the West Africa Mobile Award Winners 2017 will be revealed over cocktails and canapés at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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BellaNaija is a media partner for WAMAS