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|
|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|
|DIY Blog (7)||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.