OLX SOMA AWARDS 2015 NOMINEES

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Not long ago I was privileged to attend the nomination unveiling party of the OLX SOMA AWARDS.

Known as the SOMA AWARDS, the awards aim to award excellence in the use of social media. The Awards aim at motivating young people to properly use social media as a means of positive influence.

Currently in its third year, the award recognizes individuals and organizations who use the social media to improve other peoples’ lives.

Here is the list of Nominees

Social Corporate Category

  Financial Services Award

1A. Chase Bank Kenya 1B. Equity Bank Kenya 1C. KCB Bank Group 1D. Barclays Bank Kenya 1E. Britam

  Retail Service/Product Award

2A. Nakumatt 2B. Tuskys 2C. KFC 2D. Zuku Official 2E. DStv

  Consumer Product Award

3A. Nivea 3B. Indomie 3C. Durex Kenya 3D. Tusker Lager 3E. Smirnoff

  Event Entertainment Award

4A. Koroga Festival 4B. Hakuna Matata Festival 4C. Churchill Show 4D. Groove Awards 4E. StoryMoja Festival

  Hospitality Service Award

5A. Sarova Hotels Kenya 5B. Fly Jambojet 5C. EatOut Kenya 5D. Jovago 5E. Carnivore Kenya

  Tech-Telcom Award

6A. Airtel Kenya 6B. Orange 6C. Safaricom 6D. Tecno 6E. Samsung Mobile Kenya

Government Category

  Social Legislator Award

7A. Ababu Namwamba 7B. Johnson Sakaja 7C. Kipchumba Murkomen 7D. Mike Sonko 7E. Naisula Lesuuda

  Social Governor Award

8A. Dr. Evans Kidero 8B. Ali Hassan Joho 8C. Mwangi Wa Iria 8D. William Kabogo Gitau 8E. Dr. Alfred Mutua

  Social State Corporation Award

9A. Kenya Wildlife Service 9B. Kenya Power 9C. Kenya Revenue Authority 9D. Kenya Airports Authority 9E. Huduma Kenya

Media Category

  Social TV Show Award

10A. Jeff Koinange Live – KTN 10B. AfterBurn – Kiss TV 10C. AM Live – NTV 10D. Sunday Live – Citizen TV 10E. The Trend – NTV

  Social Radio Show Award

11A. Alex Na Jalas – Radio Maisha 11B. Milele Drive – Milele FM 11C. The Jam – Capital FM 11D. Mid-Morning with Adelle – Kiss FM 11E. Mbusi na Lion Teke Teke – Radio Jambo

  News Channel Award

12A. K24 12B. KTN Kenya 12C. Capital FM Kenya 12D. Citizen TV Kenya 12E. NTV Kenya

  Influential Media Personality Award

13A. Julie Gichuru 13B. Jeff Koinange 13C. Churchill 13D. Larry Madowo 13E. Caroline Mutoko

Educational Institution Category

  Social Learning Institution Award

14A. Kenyatta University 14B. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 14C. Zetech University 14D. University of Nairobi 14E. Catholic University of Eastern Africa

  Influential Student Leader Award

15A. Babu Owino – SONU 15B. Anthony Sifuma – Zetech University 15C. Victoria Mbugua – USIU 15D. Robinson Kenyatta Kimtai – CUSA 15E. George Thuku – KUSA

Social Network Category

  Facebook Personality Award

16A. Emmanuel Serem 16B. Israel Robert Burale 16C. Lucia Musau 16D. Muhammad Nyamwanda 16E. Philip Etemesi

  Facebook Group Award

17A. 21 Days of Change – Jane Mukami 17B. Kilimani Mums Marketplace 17C. Soko Kuu 17D. Art Directors and Copywriters Club of Kenya 17E. Kenyan Poet’s Lounge

  Twitter Personality Award

18A. BrianMbunde 18B. ChiefKariuki 18C. Moseax 18D. Mwirigi 18E. PaulaKahumbu

  Google+ Profile/Page Award

19A. Citizen TV Kenya 19B. Juliani Musik 19C. KTN News Kenya 19D. Techweez 19E. 254PRomo

  YouTube Channel Award

20A. Caroline Mutoko 20B. Sauti Sol 20C. Ghafla Kenya 20D. Hapa Kule News 20E. Capital FM Kenya

  New Blogger Award

21A. gathiimwangi.com 21B. femmehub.com 21C. girlsansdoubts.com 21D. mukaallan.com 21E. theveon.com

  Instagram Personality Award

22A. TruthSlinger – Mutua Matheka 22B. TheAvieWay – Avril Kenya 22C. SautiSol 22D. ThisIsEss – Sharon Mundia 22E. sowairina – Grace Msalame

Best Use of Social Medial Category

  Sports Award

23A. Kenya Rugby 24/7 23B. Carol Radull 23C. David Rudisha 23D. Sport Pesa 23E. Gor Mahia FC

  Biz Yangu Award

24A. Mimi Online Shop 24B. Bonfire Adventures and Events 24C. futaa.com 24D. Michael Soi 24E. DJ Joe Mfalme

  Activism Award

25A. Boniface Mwangi 25B. Fatuma’s Voice 25C. Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation 25D. Philip Ogola 25E. Dr. Paula Kahumbu

So get to voting!!! Visit soma.or.ke to cast your vote. Nominations will close on the 8th of October.

The winners of the OLX Social Media Awards will be announced on the 10th October at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

Congratulations to all the Nominees!!!