The African’s Biggest Digital Awards that celebrates the good of the web, The GAGE Awards 2021, has announced the opening of its portal for the voting of digital practitioners who have been shortlisted for the 20 categories.
The list of the shortlisted practitioners was released after two-month of intense screening of nominations. The final lists of nominees in the various categories have been announced.
Confirming the announcement, the Convener of the GAGE Awards, Mr Johnson Anorh, said: “It wasn’t an easy task pruning down over 15,000 nominations as Nigerians made their choice on who best served them in the outgoing year using the digital platforms.
“The numbers have been overwhelming as in less than 24 hours, we have had over 1.4Million website visits.”
Check the nominees below with their categories:
Banking App of the Year
VBANK, GTBANK, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, and Alat by WEMA BANK.
Data Service Provider of the Year
MTN, Airtel, Globacom, Swift Networks, and 9Mobile.
Breakout App of the Year
Airopay, WhotAfrica, Zoom, TiKTok, and Clubhouse.
Online Comedian of the Year
Mr Macaroni, Lasisi Elenu, Sydney Talker, MC Lively, and Taaooma.
Influencer of the Year
Aisha Yesufu, Tomike Adeoye, Erica Nlewedim, Nengi Hampson, and Pamilerin.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Charles Oyakhilome(CEO,Airopay), Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi(Founder, Paystack), Tope Awotona(CEO, Calendly), Babs Ogundeyi (CEO, Kuda Bank and Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi and Carbon).
Online News Platform of the Year AriseTvOnline, ChannelsTv Online, Opera News, Punch Online, BBC Pidgin.
Online Film/Video documentary of the Year
Bayi by Dianne Russet, Fishbone by Anakle Films, CNN Documentary on EndSars, and the Critics Company.
Online Campaign of the Year
*444# USSD campaign by Airtel, #ShotOnOppo by Oppo, #WearItForMe campaign by MTN, and Dettol Hand Wash Challenge.
Website of the Year
Bet9ja.com, iselify.com, dstvafica.com, trace.tv, and medplusnig.com.
Content Creator of the Year
NdaniTv, RedTv, Accelerate Tv, NetFlix and PulseTv.
Webseries of the Year
Shuga Naija, Skinny Girl in Transit, The Mens Club, Therapy and Call to bar.
Blog of the Year
Nairaland, Linda Ikeji, Bella Naija, NaijaLoaded and Nairametrics.
Best Digital Financial Platform Paystack, Flutterwave, PAGA, Opay and Palmcredit.
App of the Year
TikTok, Microsoft teams, Zoom, Google Meet and Netflix.
Podcast of the Year
Pod Save Africa, Letter to boys, I said what I said, From Lagos with Love and The Irregular show.
Digital Artiste of the Year
Laycon, Yemi Alade, Davido, Wizkid, and Mayorkun
The GAGE Award public voting has been restricted to only five categories, which are; Online Comedian of the Year, Banking App of the Year, Digital Artiste of the Year, Breakout App of the Year and Data Service Provider of the Year.
The Online Influencer of the Year category has been divided into the voters’ choice, where the audience would select their winner, and the GAGE Academy choice which would be selected by the GAGE Academy.
The winners of other 15 categories, Website of the Year, Best Digital Financial Platform etc., will also be judged by the GAGE academy based on pre-defined measuring indicators that are not revealed.
The voting will be open till the 15th of March 2021 when the winners emerge.
GAGE Awards is for the celebration best individuals, brands, or groups that has made contributions to lives in 2020 through the use of power of digital to simplify our everyday lives.
The award recognizes, celebrates, rewards, and amplifies the eventual winners’ outstanding activities and contributions to the digital space.