The lately concluded GAGE Awards 2021 was historic as high influencers, comedians, fintechs, and stars of Web Africa gathered just about to rejoice the good feats achieved by people and types who’ve made nice impacts within the lives of individuals in Africa and throughout continents.
Talking on the impression and relevance of the Awards, Convener of the GAGE Awards, Mr Johnson Anorh mentioned; ”The GAGE Awards relevance in serving to to drive innovation and development within the Digital Financial system as we now understand it, has turn into ever so apparent.
“The entire world was in a pandemic induced lockdown and we noticed how we trusted the digital area to proceed to drive the economic system and preserve some degree of sanity. It was like we quick tracked into the long run,particularly on this a part of the world.”
Hosted by former BBNaija star Bisola, the GAGE Awards night time additionally had cameo appearances from high entertainers equivalent to Comic Damola, JOSH2Funny, BKB the Magician, Badboy Timz, and teenage sensation Batya Anorh who serenaded the viewers together with her superb sound.
Anorh defined: “What we’ve executed is to highlight companies, organisations and people who had been modern in the usage of know-how to resolve totally different issues,particularly inside the final 12 months. Issues as numerous as commerce, social interplay and psychological well being. So we’ve classes that cowl Fintech, Advertising and marketing, Leisure and so forth. The entire concept is to assist elevate requirements in order that life might be easier and higher for shoppers of those applied sciences.”
Large winners emerged in numerous classes as Nengi Hampson beat Erica Nlewedim, Pamilerin Adegoke, Aisha Yesuf and Tomike Adeoye to turn into Africa’s finest Influencer of 2020/21.
This class was decided by public nominations and votes.
The Large Brother Naija Lockdown star has been an enormous web sensation as an Influencer since she left the BBNaija lockdown home bagging quite a few endorsement offers with high manufacturers.
She has developed a cult following amongst Nigerians and different elements of the world.
In response to the Convener, the GAGE Awards helps to indicate everybody the place the bar is within the digital know-how area.
Extra importantly, as soon as the peak of the bar is obvious it turns into simpler for sensible and modern minds and companies to want to hit it and even elevate it greater. The rippling impact will create the form of development used to measure improvement within the fashionable economic system.
The Banking App of the 12 months was a stiff competitors amongst high banks GTBank, Entry Financial institution, VBank, Alat by Wema and Zenith Financial institution. Vbank emerged winner in that class. It got here as a shock defeating the already established conventional banks to it.
The extremely coveted crown of the On-line Comic of the 12 months class was awarded to Mr Macaroni, who beating Taaoma and a bunch of others.
Mr Macaroni has proven a variety of consistency together with his ‘Sugar Daddy’ character which has introduced pleasure to Nigerians.
MTN Nigeria gained the Information Service Supplier of the 12 months class in a good battle of the info kings.
This class was an viewers selection class and MTN may be pleased with themselves because the folks’s selection, wrestling away the crown from Airtel who had been defending the title they gained final 12 months.
Ndani Television gained the Content material Creator of the 12 months; Fishbone the film emerged the On-line Movie and Documentary of the 12 months; RED Television’s sequence ‘The Males’s Membership’ got here tops within the Webseries of the 12 months.
DSTV Nigeria web site gained the Web site of the 12 months amongst 4 different excellent web sites; The podcast ‘I Stated What I Stated’ gained the Podcast of the 12 months class; Nairametrics picked up the Weblog of the 12 months amongst different high blogs.
Excessive-end cell phone model, Oppo, gained the On-line Marketing campaign of the 12 months with their #ShotOnOppo marketing campaign which not solely engaged the viewers in 2020 but in addition met the model advertising and marketing targets. AriseTv Information On-line took away the On-line Information Platform of the 12 months for 2020/21.
One of many largest awards on the night time was the GAGE STAR Award which celebrates essentially the most excellent digital thoughts who revolutionised the digital area with an fascinating innovation that made life simpler and easier within the 12 months 2020/21. On-line Comedian Act JOSH2FUNNY made historical past by changing into the primary ever GAGE STAR Award winner. His ingenious concept #DONTLEAVEMECHALLENGE went viral past the shores of Africa to turn into a worldwide phenomenon. It introduced pleasure to many within the grim 12 months of the pandemic throughout the World. He’s deserving of this recognition.
Will probably be recalled that that is the second version of the GAGE Awards. It’s a complete celebration of people, teams and types which have impacted lives by making life simpler and higher for all.
GAGE Awards has been constant in facilitating development, driving innovation and attracting new abilities to the digital area.
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