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Nominees for the Global African Business Awards 2018 announced

Nominees for the inaugural Global African Business Awards 2018 set to take place at the Radisson Blu, in Addis Abba, Ethiopia on the 13th of July 2018 were announced today. The awards ceremony is set to be the first of it’s kind to celebrate the excellence in entrepreneurship and business leaders from the continent of Africa and placing our success stories to a global platform.

CEO/ Chairman, Jordan Makia Kensington commented “The continent of Africa has been the leaders in entrepreneurship for a quite a while. However, the selected images being broadcast on international media and the publicity surrounding the governance of certain countries have always been programmed in such a manner to undermine the systematic growth in business, creativity and entrepreneurship taking place in the continent. Most of the successful creative entrepreneurs in the world come from Africa and this trend is set to grow as the world begins to discover the new Africa”

The nominees this year include Aliko Dangote and his group of companies who is the head of the continent’s largest cement manufacturer amongst several other companies.  Other nominees, include Folorunsho Alkaija who has flourished since awarded an oil prospecting licence in 1993. In Kenya, Linus Ghati also makes the shortlist. Ghati is CEO of Nation Media Group a conglomerate which publishes over 7 newspapers, as well as other assets, include television and radio stations. Ato Ketema Kebede, Founder of KK Plc makes the list from Ethiopia. KK plc is one of the largest exporters of Ethiopian coffee, cereal and spices.

Voting is currently live at www.globalafricanbusinessawards.com/voting  with the awards set to take place on the 13th of July at the Radisson Blu, Addis Abba

Find the full list of GABA 2018 nominees below;

African Entrepreneur of the Year                                                    

Verone Mankou – Congo

Patrick E. Ngowi – Tanzania

Aliko Dangote – Nigeria

Folorunsho Alakija – Nigeria

Tony Elumelu – Nigeria

Koos Bekker – South Africa

Mike Adenuga – Nigeria

Tabitha Karanja Kenya

Linus Gitahi – Kenya

Ato Ketema Kebede – Ethiopia

Belayneh Kindie – Ethiopia

Samuel Tefesse – Ethiopia

Charles Ampoto – Ghana

Reginald Mengi – Tanzania

 

Best Young Entrepreneur  

Jean Bosco Nzeyimana – Rwanda

Nour Drissi – Morocco

Mike Chilwe jr – Malawi

Mubarak Muyika – Kenya

Clarisse Iribagiza – Rwanda

Eric Kinoti – Kenya

Gloria Michelle Otieno Muka – Kenya

Knight Ganje – Zimbabwe

Fahad Awadh – Tanzania

Fabrice Alomo – Cameroon

Best social enterprise

KIDACO (Kinazi Dairy Cooperative)

Jefren Agrifriend

Impact Africa Industries

De Rehoboth Therapeutic studio

Afya Tea

MamaOpe

Qine Association for Promoting Education Quality

The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Easy Solar

Sunshine Philanthropy Foundation

Keroche Foundation

 

Best Company in the Continent

MTN

Orange

Globacom Limited

Helvetic group

Askal

Akwa Group

IPP Group

Dangote group

DSTV

 

Best News Outlet

CNN

BBC Africa

Daily nation – Kenya

SABA – South Africa

Africanews

Good morning Africa

Thisday Newspaper – Nigeria

Channels TV – Nigeria

CNBC Africa

Ethiopian Reporter – Ethiopia

nazret.com – Ethiopia

eNCA –  South Africa

 

Best Magazine

DRUM – South Africa

Move! – South Africa

True love – South Africa

YOU – South Africa

Genevieve – Nigeria

Actu’elle – Senegal

GQ South Africa

Ethio Beauty

 

Best Television Station

Channels Television – Nigeria

NTV – Uganda

KNT – Kenya

Kana Tv – Ethiopia

Rwanda Tv

TV3 – Ghana

UTV, Ghana

Citizen Tv – Kenya

KBC – Kenya

ITV – Tanzania

SABC – South Africa

EBC (Ethiopian TV) – Ethiopia

 

Most Innovative Company of the Year

Vula mobile

Pimp my book

M-kopa solar

African parks

Zoona

Telemedicine

Paga

Greymate care

 

Fastest-Growing Company of the Year

Variable solutions (Private Limited)

Wilson’s Juice Co

Tagaddod

Hamaressa Edible Oil Share Company

Lori Systems

Beiless group

 

Start-up company of the Year

Andela

Safemotos

Clad light

Sweepsouth

Green Agro

 

Tech Start -up company of the Year

Yaoota

Shield finance

VconnectMeQuasa

Flutterwave

Sliide Airtime

Printivo

Life Q

HydroIQ

AhadooTec Fidel

Employer of the Year                          

Sunshine Construction

MIDROC Group Company

Trasacco Group

G4S

Dangote Cement

 

Digital business of the Year

Farmcrowdy

We farm

Giraffe

Konga

Interswitch

Top scan

Dealday

Dressmeoutlet

Zando

Delvv.io

Jumia

Mall for Africa

 

Best Entertainment Company

MTV Africa

Iroko TV

Africa media entertainment

SABC

E on demand: South African catch up tv

 

Best Fashion Brand

Push Ismokol Clothing – South Africa

Maxhosa by Laduma – South African knit wear Label

Selly Raby Kane – Senegalese fashion designer

De La sebure – Produced in Burkina Faso. Parts of the profits go to an association for burkinabe women.

Kibonen NY – Founded by cameroon designer Kibonen Nfi.

PALSE – Founded by Paledi Segapo in Johanessburg in 2010

Makioh

Yefikir design – Ethiopia

 

Best Country for Business

Ghana

Rwanda

Botswana

South Africa

Kenya

Seychelles

Zambia

Ethiopia

Namibia

 

Best Educational Establishment

University of Cape town

Stellenbosch university, south Africa

Makerere university, Uganda

The American university in Cairo

Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Morroco

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

University of Ghana

University of Lagos

Lagos Business school

Strathmore Business School – Kenya

Addis Ababa University – COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS (COBE)

 

Best Bank

First Bank – Nigerian Bank

National bank of Egypt

Firstrand – Headquarters in Johannesburg

Standard bank group – South African Bank

ABSA – Subsidiary of Barclays bank

Nedbank Group – South African bank

Attijariwafa bank – Morrocan Bank

Banque Exterieur d’Algerie (BEA) – Algerian bank

Banque Masr – Egyptian bank

National bank of Ethiopia

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

 

Best Airline

Ethiopian Airline

South African Airways

Air Mauritius

Air Seychelles

Kenya Airways

Royal Air Maroc

TAAG Angola Airline

Kulua – South African airline

Mango – South African low-cost airline

Arik air

 

Best Medium size business

Sunsweet Solar

Mama fresh

ABC Car rentals

Nero

Ambo mineral water

Orchid Business group

HehSac

 

Best Small Business

Sustineo Magnus limited

Verdent agri-tech

Paystack

Fashpa

Afya Tea

 

Best Large Business

Sunshine investment Group

MIDROC group companies

Southwest Energy

Keroche Breweries

DSTV

Dangote Group

Helvetic Group

 

 

To arrange interviews with :

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andy@chelseamonthly.com

 

For Media Accreditation:

E-mail: info@globalafricanbusinessawards.com

 

For Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities:

E-mail: gordon.williams@brandweekly.co.uk

 

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