OLX Social Media Awards nominees unveiled


Deloitte East Africa, the world’s largest management consulting firm, will audit this year’s OLX Social Media Awards organized by the Kenya Social Media Awards.

Deloitte Partner, Dr. Martin Oduor-Otieno says auditing will ensure eventual winners reflect the true picture of the development witnessed in the social media and the impact it has had on Kenyans.

The 2nd Annual Awards ceremony will be held on October 3rd, 2014, after conclusion of the voting exercise, which begins today.

The list of nominees reflects who is who in the local social media landscape under various categories and social media users will have the final say on winners by participating in the voting exercise.

The nominees in the various categories will benefit from a free course in social media from Hootsuite University.

To vote for the nominees, social media users will be required to visit the Awards website: www.soma.or.ke.

OLX Kenya has been the title sponsor of the Awards for two consecutive years.

Most Influential Facebook personality
1.    CabuGah
2.    Stephen Musyoka
3.    Rita Oyier
4.    Dennis Maladit
5.    XtianDela

Most influential twitter personality
1.    Boniface Mwangi
2.    Xtiandela
3.    Sitawa Wafula
4.    Chief Kariuki
5.    Sunny bindra
Most influential Instagram personality
1.    MutuaMatheka
2.    ThisIsEss
3.    Misskihoro
4.    Vera sidika
5.    Benkiruthi
Most promising new blogger
1.    www.magunga.com
2.    http://ernestwamboye.blogspot.com/
3.    http://missindependent.co.ke/ –
4.    http://silvianjoki.com/
5.    http://waruisapix.wordpress.com/

Corporation with best customer care
1.    Chase Bank
2.    Safaricom
3.    Airtel
4.    Jambo Jet
5.    Orange
Corporation with most creative campaign
1.    Open your eyes – by Safaricom
2.    Aromat – Unilever
3.    Tembea Kenya – KWS
4.    Chasepreneuer – Chase Bank
5.    Hands off our elephants
Most influential corporate personality
1.    OryOkolloh
2.    Bob Collymore
3.    Peter Nduati
4.    Gina Din Kariuki
5.    Mohammed Hersi

SME Category
SME of the year
1.    Buy Rent Kenya
2.    Eat Out Kenya
3.    PikaChakula
4.    Ma3Route
5.    SandStorm Kenya

Most Influential SME personality
1.    Aly Khan Satchu
2.    Sunny Bindra
3.    Eric Kinoti
4.    AhmednasirAbdullahi
5.    GatwiriMurungi

National and County government Category
Most active State Corporation
1.    Kenya Airports Authority
2.    Kenya Tourism Board
3.    Kenya Power
4.    State House
5.    KWS
Most active county government
1.    Kiambu
2.    Nairobi
3.    Meru
4.    ElgeyoMarakwet
5.    Mombasa
Most influential government personality
1.    Amb. Amina Mohamed
2.    Alfred Mutua
3.    Mike Sonko
4.    Jane Waikenda
5.    Sakaja Johnson

Traditional Media Category
Television show
1.    NTV – The Trend with Larry Madowo
2.    KTN – Jeff Koinange Live
3.    NTV – Tujuane
4.    Citizen TV – Sunday Live
5.    NTV – Churchill Show

Radio show
1.    Capital FM – The Jam
2.    HBR – G money in the Morning
3.    Milele FM – Bangaiza
4.    Radio Jambo – Teketeke with Mbusina Lion
5.    One FM – Drive

News channel
1.    Citizen TV Kenya
2.    Capital FM Kenya
3.    K24 TV
4.    KTN Kenya
5.    NTV Kenya

Most influential Media personality
1.    AdelleAnyango
2.    Daniel Ndambuki AKA King’ang’i
3.    Jeff Koinange
4.    Julie Gichuru
5.    Maina Kageni

Best use of Social Media
Best use of social media for entertainment
1.    Sauti Sol
2.    Buni.TV –  XYZ
3.    Ghetto Radio
4.    Pulse Magazine
5.    Kiss TV – Live on Blast Club AfterBurn

Best use of social media for charity
1.    Eddah Hope Cancer Foundation
2.    Beyond Zero Campaign
3.    Hands off our elephants
4.    Kenya Red Cross
5.    Safaricom Foundation
Best use Social media by learning institution
1.    ZetechCollege
2.    USIU
3.    UON
4.    Kenyatta University
5.    Strathmore University

Best of the best
Overall personality of the year
1.    Amb. Amina Mohamed
2.    Daniel Ndambuki AKA King’ang’i
3.    Xtiandela
4.    Mike Sonko
5.    Paula Kahumbu

Overall organization of the year
1.    Chase Bank
2.    Safaricom
3.    Eatout Kenya
4.    Kenya power
5.    Kenya Tourism Board