Nigeria’s leading digital awards organized to recognize, promote and reward digital personalities and brands on a global platform, the GAGE Awards has announced nominees for this year and opened its voting portals for the public.
Voting begins on the 28th of March, 2022, and will span a total of 11 categories.
Making the declaration in Lagos, the organizers made public nominees of various categories, noting that the remaining 13 categories will be selected by GAGE Awards’ eminent jury.
“This call for votes is open to the public and is an opportunity to select and promote your favorite digital personalities and brands on a global platform centered on the conversations around tech and the innovative solutions being churn out daily in the ecosystem along with its many applications in Africa,” the organizers said.
This year’s GAGE Awards slated to hold on the 11th of June”, will be featuring nominees in the following categories:
ONLINE COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
Mr. Funny (Mr. Sabinus)
WEB SERIES OF THE YEAR
Visa on Arrival
Mama B Kitchen
Best Friend in the World
ONLINE INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
Queen Mercy Atang
MOBILE BANKING APP OF THE YEAR
FINTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
TRACE DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
The awards will also feature a 2-day Tech Exhibition with the theme, “Co-Create 2022”, which is scheduled to hold on the 9th and 10th of June, at Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking on the voting process, Johnson Anorh, the Convener of the GAGE Awards, said, “We are thrilled to announce the nominees for this year’s prestigious GAGE Awards, and to also open the portals for votes.
“Everyone is encouraged to vote for their preferred nominee and lend their voice to the many more that will join to celebrate the good of digital innovation in Nigeria.”
Mr. Anorh added, “You know the Nigerian tech space is brimming with exciting innovations and currently attracting global interest, what we are experiencing in the Nigerian tech space is a testament to the youthful vibrancy and ingenuity of Nigerians. And with the process we have put in place, you can be sure we will put only the best on the spotlight to recognise excellence and inspire other tech innovators.”
It would be recalled that on the 27th of February 2022, GAGE Awards officially closed public nominations of candidates to be considered for the prestigious honor of joining the ranks of past winners. This was immediately followed by the unveiling of the panel of judges who have officially made up the academy responsible for selecting the most innovative tech brands and personalities in Nigeria in the past one year.
According to the organisers, the highly eminent roster of the Panel of Judges comprises of the following personalities; Chizor Malize: Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer – Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC); Colette Otusheso: Head, Accelerate, Access Bank; Pat Utomi: Founder/ CEO at Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), and Sir Steve Omojafor, Former Chairman of Zenith Bank and STB-Mcann among others.
The GAGE Awards is a comprehensive promotion and celebration of digital personalities and brands in Nigeria and Africa with strong federal government backing through the Nigerian Communications Commission and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
This year’s event will feature the biggest brands and personalities in Fintech, Adtech, Edtech, Healthtech, Insurtech, Logistics and Supply, Content and Media etc. Booths are already on sale.