Boniface Mwangi, Betty Kyallo, Victor Wanyama scoop Social Media awards
Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi, media personality Betty Kyallo, football star Victor Wanyama are among the winners of the 2017 Social Media Awards (Soma).
Mwangi, who is also an aspirant for the Starehe parliamentary seat won the Alumni Award while KTN news anchor Kyallo scooped the Media Personality Award.
Wanyama, who skippers the national team Harambee Stars and also turns out for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, was voted the Sports Personality Award winner.
Other notable winners at the 2017 OLX SoMA Awards included comedians Eric Omondi (Entertainment Personality Award) and Propesa (Facebook Personality Award) as well as Classic 105 FM breakfast show co-hosts Maina Kageni and Mwalimu Kingangi (Radio Show Award).
The Soma Awards recognises outstanding individuals and companies on Social Media in Kenya.
The winners were feted on Friday night at a glamorous occasion held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Nairobi.
Social media enthusiasts voted for their preferred individuals and organizations that have used the digital space to positively impact the society.
This year’s list cut across the political, social and economic spheres, and it featured some of the best known corporate brands, media personalities and public figures in government, politics and sports circles.
This was the 5th edition of the annual awards.
Here is the full list of the winners:
TV Show Award – The Trend
Sports Personality Award – Victor Wanyama
Fashion Personality Award – Joy Kendi
Entertainment Personality Award – Eric Omondi
Facebook Personality Award – Propesa
Twitter Personality Award – Atanasi
New Blogger Award – www.kenyanmusic.co.ke
Instagram Personality Award – Joe W Muchiri
Corporate Executive Personality Award – Maggie Ireri
Media Personality Award – Betty Kyallo
Entrepreneur Award – Michelle Nkatha Ntalami
Humanitarian Award – Ndungu Nyoro
Financial Services Award – Equity Bank Kenya
Retail Award – Jumia Kenya
Consumer Product Award – Dairyland Products
Technology Award – Samsung Mobile
Tourism Award – Bonfire Adventures
Manufacturing Award – Unga wa dola
Learning Institution Award – University of Nairobi
State Corporation Award – Huduma Kenya
Radio Show Award – Classic 105 FM: #MainaandKing’ang’i
YouTube Channel Award – Farhana Oberson
Alumni Award – Boniface Mwangi