Nigerian rapper and activist Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz the bad guy, has won the 2023 Social Media Awards, SMA, for best use of social media in a crisis.
Actress Bimbo Ademoye won the most engaged actress on social media, while Stan Nze was awarded the most engaging actor.
The 2023 Nigerian Social Media Awards which took place in Lagos on Tuesday, sought to acknowledge outstanding achievements on diverse social media platforms.
Various awards recognising accomplishments in audience engagement, content creation, influencer categories, and brand engagement on social media were given out.
Among the winners were, Simply Tacha, who was honoured with the best social media influencer of the year, and Daddy Freeze, who won the most engaging on-air personality on social media.
Popular Arise Television journalist Rufai Oseni also emerged as the most engaging journalist on social media, and Morayo Afolabi-Brown was awarded the most engaging TV host online while Arise News was named the most engaging TV station on social media.
The award organizer and Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Adverts Ltd, Emmanuel Nwafor, while praising the honorees’ efforts to use social media to stay exceptional, said: “We hope that the award will encourage those into nefarious activities on social media to see a reason to use it for good with the hope of being recognised one day.