First Bank of Nigeria and Farmcrowdy have emerged winners at the inaugural Global African Business Awards (GABA) 2018 announced at the Radisson Blu, in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
The Global African Business Awards (GABA) celebrates the excellence in entrepreneurship and business leaders from the continent of Africa.
First Bank of Nigeria won the best bank of the Year (2018) award in Africa.
Other nominees for category award were: 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.
Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform won the Digital Business of the Year (2018) award in Africa.
Other nominees for the category award were: We farm; Giraffe; Konga; Interswitch; Top scan; Dealday; Dressmeoutlet; Zando; Delvv.io; Jumia; and Mall for Africa.
According to Onyeka Akumah, founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy:
“We are honoured to have our hard work aimed at impacting on the lives of rural farmers recognised. We are delighted about the great opportunities ahead of us as we continually strive to remain at the forefront of technological innovation in Agriculture across Nigeria and eventually the continent of Africa.”
“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.”
Over 1 million Africans voted via www.globalafricanbusinessawards.com/voting.