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OLX Soma Awards 2017 Winners List

by Terry Gachie
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Winners of the much-hyped Soma Awards 2017 were announced at a gala event held at Radisson Blu, Nairobi.

About Soma Awards

The Soma Awards recognizes outstanding individuals and companies that use social media to transform lives.

The Awards made a debut in 2013 and this year marks the 5th edition of the awards.

Eyeballs Africa LTD organizes the event in partnership with other sponsors. Other popular sponsors are Safaricom, Vintage Concepts, and Xpose.

The selection process starts with the nomination, then shortlisting, next comes voting, and finally the Award event.

The Awards consider the contribution of nominees on various social media platforms. These are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Blog.

Just like any other awards, there is the eligibility and criteria. The 2018 Soma Awards may be one year away but it is never too early to be informed. Learn more about the eligibility and guidelines for the Soma Awards here.

In case you got stuck in traffic and could not attend, here is a full list of winners for Soma Awards 2017 in various categories.

Corporate Executive Personality Award

Maggie Ireri – Winner
Capt. Ronald Karauri
Dorothy Ooko
Joe otin
Mohammed Hersi

Media Personality Award

Betty Kyallo – Winner
Adelle Onyango
Amina Abdi
Carol Radull
Jeff Koinange

Sports Personality Award

Victor Wanyama – Winner
Biko Adema
David Rudisha
Eliud Kipchoge
Jane Wacu

Fashion Personality Award

Joy Kendi – Winner
Diana Opoti
Lucia Musau
Kenyanstylista
Silvia Njoki

Entertainment Personality Award

Eric Omondi – Winner
Akothee
Anto Neosoul
Jalang’o
Nick Mutuma

Entrepreneur Award

Michelle Nkatha Ntalami – Winner
Erick Kinoti
Roy Wachira
Sam Gichuru
Wandia Gichuru

Humanitarian Award

Ndungu Nyoro – Winner
Dr. Josephine kulea
Philip Ogola
Raphael Obonyo
Wanja kabuki

Financial Services Award

Equity Bank Kenya – Winner
Britam
CIC Insurance
Co-Op Bank Kenya
KCB Group

Retail Award

Jumia Kenya – Winner
Carrefour Kenya
Naivas Supermarket
Nakumatt
Tuskys Supermarkets

Consumer Product Award

Dairyland Products – Winner
Coca-Cola
Durex
Marini Naturals
Nestle

Technology Award

Samsung Mobile – Winner
Airtel Kenya
Infinix Mobile
Orange Kenya
Tecno Mobile

Tourism Award

Bonfire Adventures – Winner
Expedition Maasai Safaris
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Serena Hotels

Manufacturing Award

Unga wa dola – Winner
Basco Paints
Bidco Africa Ltd
Mabati Rolling Mills
Menengai Oil Refineries

Learning Institution Award

University of Nairobi – Winner
ADMI Africa
Kenyatta University
Mount Kenya University
Zetech University

State Corporation Award

Huduma Kenya – Winner
Department of Immigration services
HELB Kenya
Kenya Airports Authority
Kenya Revenue Authority

TV Show Award

The Trend – Winner
10 Over 10
CrossOver101
JKL Show
Kubamba Show

Radio Show Award

Classic 105 FM: #MainaandKing’ang’i – Winner
Capital FM: Hits not homework
Ghetto Radio -Goteana
Homeboyz: Class124
Radio Jambo: Mbusii na lion teketeke

Facebook Personality Award

Propesa – Winner
Henry De sagu
Jaymo ule msee
Rib Krakaz
Wahome Thuku

Twitter Personality Award

Atanasi – Winner
Brian Mbunde
Boniface Gitau: @IGitz
Masaku
Gatwiri: @RookieKe

New Blogger Award

www. kenyanmusik .co. ke – Winner
www. byruffie. com
www. eldoretleo. com
www. kaaris-kitchen. com
www. waridibookblog. com

Instagram Personality Award

Joe W Muchiri – Winner
Helena Talaso
Kaluhi’s Kitchen
Rashousmane
Seth Gor

YouTube Channel Award

Farhana Oberson – Winner
Caroline Mutoko
Cheka Tu TV
Matwana Matatu Culture
Shaq the yungin

Alumni Award

Boniface Mwangi

 Congratulations to the Soma Awards 2017 winners.

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