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    Kiekie, Sydney Talker, Endurance Grand, Tunde Onakoya, Others Emerge Winners at Trendupp Awards 2024 | See the Full List

    L-R: Tunde Onakoya, Force of Social Good Winner, Trendupp Awards 2024; Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende, Honourable Commissioner for the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Lagos State; Tiwalola Olanubi, Founder/CEO, Trendupp Africa; Idris Aregbe, Special Adviser, Lagos State Tourism, and Seyi Awolowo, Influencer and ex-BBNaija Housemate at Trendupp Awards 2024, on Sunday July 7, 2024, at Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

    The highly anticipated fourth edition of Trendupp Awards, Africa’s first and foremost award for Influencers and Content Creators, concluded with grandeur, celebrating the outstanding achievements of Nigeria's digital stars. This year’s event, themed “The Force of Influence,” honoured 17 exceptional influencers, content creators, and brands, for their impactful contributions to the social media landscape.

    Held on July 7th at the prestigious Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, Trendupp Awards once again provided a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the creativity and influence of Nigeria's audacious stars. The evening was hosted by the multi-talented influencer, content creator, and TV host, Kiekie (Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori), who infused the event with her vibrant energy, making it a night to remember.

    This year, Trendupp Awards introduced two exciting new categories: "Force of The Pod" and "Force of Influence (International)." Force of The Pod recognizes influencers and content creators who effectively use podcasts to educate, engage, and impact their audience while Force of Influence (International) celebrates creators who command significant influence in the international social media space.

    From a competitive pool of 102 nominees across 17 categories, the winners were selected by a distinguished Judging Council comprised of renowned media personalities and thought leaders from across Africa, including Busola Tejumola, Do2DTun (Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode), Denrele Edun, Yinka Adebayo, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Adaora Mbelu, Olusola Bodunde-Sanusi and Aisha Augie. The selection criteria were based on creativity, engagement, and consistency.

    Speaking at the event, Tiwalola Olanubi, Founder/CEO of Trendupp Africa, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the nominees and winners for their dedication and contributions to the creator economy in Nigeria and Africa at large. He remarked:

    "The Trendupp Awards were established to recognize and celebrate the incredible influencers and content creators in Nigeria in 2021. The growth of the award platform is evident yearly. For the past three years, we have been known as Nigeria’s first ever award for Influencers & Content Creators, but this year, we recognized the need to extend our reach and honour influencers and content creators across Africa, which prompted us to introduce the 'Force of Influence (International)' category. With the introduction of this category, Trendupp Awards become Africa’s first-ever awards for Influencers and Content Creators. Trendupp Africa will continue her dedication to supporting creatives and digital talents ensuring they receive the recognition rightfully deserved.”

    The night’s most coveted awards, the "Force of Influence (Nigeria)" and the "Force of Influence (International)," were awarded to Kiekie (Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori)  and Endurance Grand  (Endurance Dzigbordi Dedzo), respectively, solidifying their positions as the top influencers in the Nigerian and international social media landscapes from March 2023 to March 2024.

    The Force of Collaboration (Endowed BY DottsMediaHouse): Brands that strategically identify and leverage impactful partnerships with content creators/Influencers between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Tecno 

    The Force of Comedy Skits: Influencers and content creators who commanded the highest engagement & vitality power in the comedy niche between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Sydney Talker (Sydney Egere).

    The Force of Creative Art (Endowed by MTVBaseWest): Influencers and content creators who commanded the highest engagement & vitality power in the art niches such as painting/drawing, writing, video content production and dancing etc between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Edem Victor.

    The Force of Food Content: Influencers and Content Creators who have been able to infuse creativity in their content thus commanding engagement in the food niche between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Diary Of A Kitchen Lover (Tolani Tayo-Osikoya)

    The Force of Lifestyle Content (Endowed by Tramango): Influencers and content creators who commanded the highest engagement & vitality power in lifestyle niches such as beauty, travel and fashion between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Beauty Tukura (Beauty Etsanyi Tukura).

    The Force of Online Sensation: Individuals that have found a way to break through the noise and commanded attention in the social media space between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Yhemolee (Olowo Eko).

    The Force of Instagram: Influencers and Content creators with the most engaging content & virality power on Instagram between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Enioluwa Adeoluwa

    The Force of Social Good: Influencers and content creators who clamoured/spoke up for the social good of the community/country between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Tunde Onakoya

    The Force of Tech Content: Influencers and content creators who have found a way to use content in communicating technological leaps and information in easily digestible and laudable ways between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Miss Techy (Tobi Ayeni) 

    The Force of TikTok: Influencers and Content creators that commanded the highest engagement & virality power on TikTok between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Agent of Laughter (Godson Chukwuebuka Eze)

    The Force of  X (Twitter): Influencers and Content Creators that dominated the Twitter platform with meaningful/impactful conversations and threads between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Aproko Doctor (Egemba Chinonso Fidelis)

    The Force of Virality: Influencer or content creator who mastered the art of making lasting impressions, with content that commands a high number of reposts, likes, shares and talkability between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Nasboi (Lawal Michael Nasiru Bolaji)

    The Force of YouTube: Influencers and Content creators that commanded the highest engagement & virality power on YouTube between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Sam Speedy (Samuel Oluwafemi Asubiojo)

    Emerging Force: Content creators and influencers who are rated as the next big deal in social media between March 2023 – March 2024. Winner: Peller (Habeeb Hamzat)

    Force of the Pod:  Influencers and content creators who use podcasts as a medium of education, engagement, sensation and impact between March 2023 - March 2024. Winner: The Honest Bunch Podcast

    The Force of Influence (Nigeria) (Endowed by Pepsi): Influencer / Content creator who commanded the highest influence in the Nigerian social media space between March 2023 - March 2024. Winner: Kiekie (Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori) 

    The Force of Influence (International): The Influencer / Content creator who commanded the highest influence in the International social media space between March 2023 - March 2024. Winner: Endurance Grand (Endurance Dzigbordi Dedzo)







    Trendupp Awards is presented by Trendupp Africa in association with DottsMediaHouse (Africa’s foremost media agency for leading brands across Africa) and proudly supported by Tramango, MTVBase, Africa Magic, POPCENTRAL TV, Legit.ng, TheCable Lifestyle, Brand Communicator, and is refreshed by Pepsi.


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