15 nominees have emerged winners of the maiden Social Media Awards Africa #SMAA.

At the award ceremony tagged, ‘Night of Virtual Wonders’ in Lagos, Nigeria, 15 winners - from the 43 finalists representing all the 5 regions of the African continent except Central Africa - emerged at the maiden edition of The Social Media Africa Awards.

Award winners are:

Ben Kiruthi

Three of the continent’s favourites earlier tipped to clinch awards, Xtian Dela from Kenya and Japheth Omojuwa from Nigeria; both with 3 nominations and Vodafone Ghana with 2 nominations across different awards did not emerge winners in all nominations despite overwhelming support from fans and followers.