Press release – VoguePay awarded as African Online Payment of the Year
Lagos, Nigeria and Canary Wharf, UK. 12th July, 2016 – VoguePay.com won the award as the “African Online Payment Platform of the year” at the 6th edition of the African Achievers Award 2016, an event put together by Institute of Leadership and Management (a West African Leading Leadership Institute) and Achievers Media.
The African Achievers Award was held at the International Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria on the 8th July, 2016.
The award organizer, Institute of Leadership and Management (a West African Leading Leadership Institute) and Achievers Media, has consistently rewarded and honoured great African Achievers across the continent.
The Achievers Awards is recognized as one of the biggest gathering of influential and global African Achievers on the continent. It has also been rated by FORBES Magazine as one of the most prestigious award Ceremonies that represent the whole of the African continent.
The principal partner of African Achievers Award, Mr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo, remarked that VoguePay won special recognition award as the African Online Payment Platform of the year as a result of their contribution to online payment in Nigeria and Africa in general. VoguePay is a secure payment gateway launched in 2012 with the vision to make online, cross-currency payments and transactions safer, cheaper and more accessible for businesses, traders and consumers in Africa and internationally. It has offices in Lagos, Nigeria and UK with expansion plans to other African countries.
While acknowledging the award, VoguePay representative, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed (Head of Business development, Africa) reiterated VoguePay’s commitment to excellence as the award came on the heels of VoguePay’s recent honour as the “best emerging online payment in Africa at the AIITA 2016.
He noted that VoguePay is the biggest payment gateway by merchant size in Nigeria and also serves customers in 4 continents including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Along with VoguePay, the award honourees are spread over 30 categories including Most Valuable African President, Lifetime Achievement Award, African Hero’s Award, African Change-maker, African Impact Award and African Industrialist of the year, to name but a few. Some of the visionaries African leade
rs honoured for their immense contributions and legacies include the Presidents of Malawi and Zambia; Peter Mutharika and Edgar Lungu respectively.
Other award winners include John Momoh (Chairman, Channels TV), Johnson Arthur Sakaja (National Chairman of Ruling Party in Kenya), Mosima Gabriel (Former Minister, SA), Miss Angelle Kwemo (CEO, Rimsom Strategies), Nakedi Mathews Phosa (Politician, SA), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Hon Thapelo Olopeng (Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Botswana), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mosima Gabriel “Tokyo” Sexwale; one of top ten successful Businessmen in South Africa and other revered accomplished Africans achievers who were honoured for their works and contributions towards the growth and advancement of the African Continent.
The African Achievers awards was previously hosted in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Other notable African leaders who have received the award are Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the late former President of Ghana, John Evans Atta-Mills, John Fashanu, Platinumz Diamond, Dr Charles Dimnwaobi, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma etc.
Head, Digital Media at VoguePay.