Innovation Award Winners 2016 Announced

18 November 2016

Digital Content

Ten winners of the Innovation Awards 2016 were announced at a pan-African mobile and tech awards party in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Awards supported by Opera Software, The Mobi Hunter, Uber, Shule Direct, Mobile Monday South Africa and The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) celebrated the best in mobile and technology from across Africa and attracted over 200 entries from 25 countries.

This year the awards attracted over 200 entries from 25 countries, with the winners on the night hailing from South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Innovation Awards Winners 2016:

Disruptive Innovation Award

Domestly (South Africa)

Social and Messaging Award

Vula Mobile (South Africa)

Best African App Award

Sliide Airtime (Nigeria)

Enterprise Solution Award

Flutterwave (Nigeria)

News & Entertainment Award

Battabox (Nigeria)

Educational Award

Mwabu (Zambia)

Fintech Award

BitPesa (Kenya)

Social Impact Award

Ask without Shame (Uganda)

Brand On Mobile Award

Mobi Hunter (South Africa)

Women In Tech Award

Faraja Nyalandu – Shule Direct (Tanzania)

“Our mission at is to promote and honour the fantastic innovation across the mobile and tech ecosystem in Africa. We had diverse entries from 25 countries and both the finalists and winners are a testament to how technology is being used to disrupt business models, empower people and drive positive social impact across the continent shared Andrew Fassnidge founder of

Jo Eyre, Senior Manager Africa for Opera added “we work hard at Opera to enable affordable access to the mobile internet for everyone and we’re delighted to celebrate innovation with and our technology and mobile peers. It’s exciting to witness the fantastic work the industry is doing to solve problems and enrich lives through mobile and the internet.”

The awards party in Cape Town was a great evening of celebration and networking bringing together over 300 mobile and tech leaders, media, investors and innovators from across Africa.

Congratulations to all the 2016 winners and thank you to all of the judges, sponsors, media partners and supporting partners across Africa.

Source: Press Release 14 November 2016