2014 Winners

The winners of the first annual African Blogger Awards in 2014 – that saw over 520 entries from 27 African countries – have been announced. The competition received entries from all corners of the continent including Nigeria, Kenya, Benin, Mali, Morocco, Togo, Cameroon, Malawi and Eritrea, to name a few, with the diversity of nationalities being a clear indication that social media influencers across Africa have welcomed the opportunity to be measured quantitatively against their peers.

The African Blogger Awards are the first true, impartial measure of the reach, resonance and relevance of an influencer channel. The awards also mark the first time that winners have been announced based on scientific metrics, rather than through peer nominations.

Marketers can now get in touch with all entrants to share branded advertorial content with these African audiences by using the competition partner, Webfluential.

Congratulations to all of the 2014 winners in the first African Blogger Awards. Entries for the 2015 African Blogger Awards are now open. CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

Category (Nr entries) Name URL
Best Instagrammer (Africa) (7) Gareth Pon http://instagram.com/garethpon
Best African Blog (33) Niaje – Kenya’s Best Entertainment & Lifestyle News http://niaje.com
Advice (31) The Techie Guy http://thetechieguy.com
Arts and Culture (32) 10 and 5 http://10and5.com
Brand Blog (14) Brandslut http://www.brandslut.co.za
Business (16) Techloy http://techloy.com
Digital Marketing (14) GottaQuirk http://www.gottaquirk.com
Education (47) Campus Portal Nigeria http://campusportalng.com
Entertainment (67) Just Curious http://justcurious.co.za
Events and Nightlife (8) Nairobi Now (arts, culture and events) http://nairobinow.wordpress.com/
Fashion and Beauty (38) Curvy Chronicles http://capitalfm.co.ke/lifestyle
Finance (5) FNB Blog https://blog.fnb.co.za/
Hobbies (5) Fortress of Solitude http://www.fortressofsolitude.co.za
Lifestyle (61) We Are Awesome http://www.we-are-awesome.com
Music (19) Ghanaian music videos and music news http://www.ghanamusic.com
Niche Market (13) Actors.co.ke http://www.actors.co.ke
Other (specify) (50) Africa Business Magazine http://www.africabusiness.com/
Parenting (9) Rattle and Mum http://www.rattleandmum.co.za
Personal (59) Xtian Dela http://www.xtiandela.com
Photography (16) The Pretty Blog http://www.theprettyblog.com/
Specific to Your Country (Africa) (28) BongoSwaggz http://bongoswaggz.com
Sports (10) The Bounce http://www.thebounce.co.za
Technology and Gadgets (50) Lazy Gamer http://www.lazygamer.net
Travel (24) Getaway Magazine http://www.getaway.co.za
Youth Culture (17) The Travel Manuel http://thetravelmanuel.com/
Best Twitter Personality (Africa) (26) NO WINNER
Best YouTuber (Africa) (5) NO WINNER
Automotive (9) NO WINNER
Entrepreneur (14) NO WINNER
Expat (African) (5) NO WINNER
Health and Beauty (13) NO WINNER
Marketing and Media (25) NO WINNER
Political (36) NO WINNER
Religious (11) NO WINNER
Food and Drink (13) NO WINNER

The African Blogger Awards winners own the status and bragging rights as one of the top bloggers on the African continent. Having this title opens them up to better relationships with brands, and ultimately the opportunity to make money from blogging.

Winners in each category receive a commemorative trophy and a web banner announcing their achievement that can be personally-leveraged through their social network.

Example banner: