OLX Social Media Awards nominees list out

OLXSOMA2014The nominees of the awards ceremony for users of social media are out and voting is welcomed from you the voting public until the day of the Awards ceremony will be held on October 3rd . The theme for this year’s OLX Social Media Awards is “Making Social Media Work For You.”

All these nominees are already winners as they will all get a course by Hootsuite University that will help build capacity of nominees and further enhance the impact of social media on our society. The Hootsuite University Program is designed for professionals seeking to increase skills in Hootsuite and other social media tools and tactics. The Hootsuite is a web-based social media management tool.

The judges have shortlisted five nominees under each category of the Awards, which include the National and County Governments, Learning Institutions, and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). Other categories are Social Network Personality of the Year, Large Corporation, Traditional Media, Best use of Social Media and the Best of the Best.

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.

The full list of the nominees are;


Most Influential Facebook personality

  • CabuGah
  • Stephen Musyoka
  • Rita Oyier
  • Dennis Maladit
  • XtianDela

Most influential twitter personality

  • Boniface Mwangi
  • Xtiandela
  • Sitawa Wafula
  • Chief Kariuki
    Sunny Bindra

Most influential Instagram personality

  • MutuaMatheka
  • ThisIsEss
  • Misskihoro
  • Vera sidika
  • Benkiruthi

Most promising new blogger

  • www.magunga.com
  • http://ernestwamboye.blogspot.com/
  • http://missindependent.co.ke/ –
  • http://silvianjoki.com/
  • http://waruisapix.wordpress.com/


Corporation with best customer care

  • Chase Bank
  • Safaricom
  • Airtel
  • Jambo Jet
  • Orange

Corporation with most creative campaign

  • Open your eyes – by Safaricom
  • Aromat – Unilever
  • Tembea Kenya – KWS
  • Chasepreneuer – Chase Bank
  • Hands off our elephants

Most influential corporate personality

  • OryOkolloh
  • Bob Collymore
  • Peter Nduati
  • Gina Din Kariuki
  • Mohammed Hersi

SME Category

SME of the year

  • Buy Rent Kenya
  • Eat Out Kenya
  • PikaChakula
  • Ma3Route
  • SandStorm Kenya

Most Influential SME personality

  • Aly Khan Satchu
  • Sunny Bindra
  • Eric Kinoti
  • Ahmednasir Abdullahi
  • Gatwiri Murungi

National and County government Category

Most active State Corporation

  • Kenya Airports Authority
  • Kenya Tourism Board
  • Kenya Power
  • State House
  • KWS

Most active county government

  • Kiambu
  • Nairobi
  • Meru
  • Elgeyo Marakwet
  • Mombasa

Most influential government personality

  • Amb. Amina Mohamed
  • Alfred Mutua
  • Mike Sonko
  • Jane Waikenda
  • Sakaja Johnson

Traditional Media Category

Television show

  • NTV – The Trend with Larry Madowo
  • KTN – Jeff Koinange Live
  • NTV – Tujuane
  • Citizen TV – Sunday Live
  • NTV – Churchill Show

Radio show

  • Capital FM – The Jam
  • HBR – G money in the Morning
  • Milele FM – Bangaiza
  • Radio Jambo – Teketeke with Mbusi na Lion
  • One FM – Drive

News channel

  • Citizen TV Kenya
  • Capital FM Kenya
  • K24 TV
  • KTN Kenya
  • NTV Kenya

Most influential Media personality

  • Adelle Anyango
  • Daniel Ndambuki AKA King’ang’i
  • Jeff Koinange
  • Julie Gichuru
  • Maina Kageni

Best use of Social Media

Best use of social media for entertainment

  • Sauti Sol
  • Buni.TV – XYZ
  • Ghetto Radio
  • Pulse Magazine
  • Kiss TV – Live on Blast Club AfterBurn

Best use of social media for charity

  • Eddah Hope Cancer Foundation
  • Beyond Zero Campaign
  • Hands off our elephants
  • Kenya Red Cross
  • Safaricom Foundation

Best use Social media by learning institution

  • ZetechCollege
  • USIU
  • UON
  • Kenyatta University
  • Strathmore University

Best of the best

Overall personality of the year

  • Amb. Amina Mohamed
  • Daniel Ndambuki AKA King’ang’i
  • Xtiandela
  • Mike Sonko
  • Paula Kahumbu

Overall organization of the year

  • Chase Bank
  • Safaricom
  • Eatout Kenya
  • Kenya power
  • Kenya Tourism Board