This year’s Kenyan Blog Awards hosted by Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) saw over 4,350 blog submissions, this being the highest number of submissions compared to previous awards since they started in 2012. EatOut’s Mikul Shah was on the panel of judges who along with representatives from BAKE were responsible for selecting the 5 nominees in each category.
Terryanne Chebet, Entrepreneur, Senior Anchor & Associate Editor at Citizen TV. She is also the CEO of Scarlet Digital, a 360 Advertising and communications firm that opened in 2011.Scarlet Digital prides itself as a house that understands digital conversations and helps propel brands in the digital space. In 2014, she founded Keyara Organics a line of African natural hair and skin care products.
Muthoni Maingi, Digital Manager, Safaricom and a leading African Digital Strategist. She is passionate about the power of the internet and the mobile phone and she has worked on several projects to spearhead this in Kenya, among them being part of an advisory team on the formation of the Social Media Awards (SOMA).
Ahmed Salim, GM, Qube Ltd, a passionate marketer and a social media enthusiast with a particular interest in community management and digital marketing.He is the General Manager of Qube Ltd, a digital marketing agency, and was named Philanthropist of the Year (2011), after coming up with the #FeedKe initiative. He was also among the brains behind the PAMOJA campaign.
Mikul Shah is a self-proclaimed foodie and travel enthusiast. He is the CEO of the award winning website EatOut, East Africa’s largest online restaurant discovery platform. He is also the founder of Yummy Magazine, Nairobi Restaurant Week & the Taste Bar & Restaurant Awards. He is an active member of Nairobi’s Tech community and plays the role of a mentor, advisor and investor to several businesses. Mikul also sits on the advisory board of Safaricom’s SPARK Innovation Fund.
There are nineteen categories and online voting opened on 2nd March and will close on 30th April. Make sure you VOTE for your favourite food blogs.
EatOut is sponsoring the Best Food Blog category and here is the list of finalists. Good luck to them all.
Winners will be announced at a glamorous gala event to be held on 7th May.