Finalists announced for the Awards 2017

The shortlisted finalists for the Innovation Awards 2017 celebrating the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa have been announced.

The annual Awards now in their third year attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts from across the ecosystem.

“The AppsAfrica Awards were originally set up three years ago to celebrate the best in mobile and tech across the continent as many ventures do not get the visibility or recognition they deserve.

This year produced a vast array of great entries from exciting new technologies utilising AI, bots and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa” said Andrew Fassnidge founder of

The awards supported by BoomPlay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa, Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, providing winners with global publicity, recognition and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 6th.

Best Social and Messaging Award

Flare – Kenya

Juntos – USA

1Fetch – SA

Kudi – Nigeria

Wetin Dey – Nigeria

Disruptive Innovation Award

Mastercard 2Kuze – Kenya

Medsaf – Nigeria

What3Words – SA

Trend Solar – Tanzania

* Girl Effect – Tega – Nigeria

Best African App

Carter – SA

Asorbia – Ghana

TrueCaller – Africa

BoomPlay – Africa

FeastFox – SA

Enterprise Solution Award

What3Words – SA

Flutterwave – Nigeria

Asoko Insight – Africa

Morpheus Commerce – SA

Snode Technologies – SA

News and Entertainment Award

Bounce News – Nigeria

Jokko Text – Senegal

Vodacom Music! – SA

Vodacom Games! – SA

Sportsie – Nigeria

Educational Award

Mwabu – Zambia

Kukua – Sema Land – Kenya

Snapplify – SA

Xander Education – SA

Praekelt dig-it – SA

Fintech Award

NetPlus / Mastercard – SA

PesaChoice – Rwanda

WeCashUp – Africa

PiggyBank NG – Nigeria

Flutterwave – Nigeria

Social Impact Award

What3Words – SA

* Flare – Kenya

Vodacom e-School

– SA

WeFarm – Kenya

Medsaf Nigeria


* Farmart – Ghana

VConnect – Nigeria

Jumia – Nigeria,

Mazady – Egypt

DressMeOutlet – Nigeria

Changing Africa

Jumo – Africa

Mwabu – Zambia

RippleNami – Kenya

Vodacom Mum & Baby – SA

Vodacom e-school – SA.

Innov8tiv is a dynamic Web source for technology news, resources and innovation, with a special focus on the entrepreneurial advances of Africans on the continent as well as in the Diaspora. This site seeks to not only inform consumers and companies about the latest in tech trends and ideologies, but to shed light on a phenomenon often ignored: the inventive, life-changing and creative engine that exists in Africa and among leaders of color around the world, including the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia. Send story ideas to

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