OLX Soma Awards 2

The OLX SOMA awards ceremony took place last Saturday 10th October. The event, full of pomp and comedy took place at the Kasarani Stadium’s indoor arena.

The Social Media Awards (SOMA) – Kenya is an annual event, now in its third year, that seeks to celebrate the growing influence by and through social media in Kenya. This year’s the theme was “Social Media for Economic Empowerment.”

Here are the winners from each category:

A. SOCIAL NETWORK CATEGORY

  1. FACEBOOK PERSONALITY AWARD- Israel Robert Burale
  2. FACEBOOK GROUP AWARD- 21 Days of change – Jane Mukami
  3. TWITTER PERSONALITY AWARD- @brianmbunde
  4. GOOGLE + PROFILE/PAGE AWARD- Citizen TV Kenya
  5. YOUTUBE CHANNEL AWARD- Sauti Sol
  6. NEW BLOGGER AWARD- girlsansdoubts.com
  7. INSTAGRAM PERSONALITY AWARD- Sauti Sol: Sauti Sol

A2. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

8.  SPORTS- Sportpesa
9. BIZYANGU- Bonfire Adventures and events
10. ACTIVISM- Boniface Mwangi

A3. SOCIAL CORPORATE CATEGORY

11. FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARD- Equity Bank Kenya
12. RETAIL SERVICES/PRODUCTS AWARD- Nakumatt
13. CONSUMER PRODUCT AWARD- Nivea
14. EVENT ENTERTAINMENT AWARD- Churchill Show
15. HOSPITALITY SERVICE AWARD- Carnivore Kenya
16. TECH-TELECOM AWARD- Safaricom

A4. GOVERNMENT CATEGORY

17. SOCIAL LEGISLATOR AWARD- Ababu Namwamba
18. SOCIAL GOVERNOR AWARD- Dr. Alfred Mutua
19. MOST SOCIAL STATE CORPORATION- Huduma Kenya

B. MEDIA CATEGORY

20. MOST SOCIAL TELEVISION SHOW AWARD- Jeff Koinange Live
21. MOST SOCIAL RADIO SHOW AWARD- Radio Maisha – #AlexnaJalas
22. NEWS CHANNEL AWARD- Citizen TV Kenya
23. MOST INFLUENTIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY- Churchill -Daniel Ndambuki

C. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION CATEGORY

24. MOST SOCIAL LEARNING INSTITUTION- University of Nairobi
25. MOST INFLUENTIAL STUDENT LEADER- Babu Owino – SONU

D. SPECIAL AWARD for crowd funding for social good

26. Zawadi Nyongo #AMilliForJadudi Campaign.