From the world of tech to that of digital marketing and communications, Cameroonian entrepreneurs were out, Tuesday night, to celebrate the power of phones, laptops, websites, blogs and the world of the internet at the #BDMA2019.
As many praised the initiative for recognizing the brains behind the tech and digital sectors in the country, they were also opened to discuss the mistakes made by many entertainers and internet users in the course of using – or abusing – social media.
“Many of us have abandoned the idea of converting posts, likes, shares and comments into cash. We only jump on a social media app for the fun of it, forgetting that it’s also a huge platform to make money and better our standard of living,” Prince Enobi – CEO, Clique Media Empire.
Our question was: “What are the mistakes made by our entertainers when it comes to the use of social media?” Bloggers, TecH heads, media personalities, musicians, film makers, fashion designers etc are very influential to our youths thanks to the messages and ideologies they stand by via their social media accounts. So, with such power and responsibility resting upon their shoulders, are they living up to expectation?
How well do you social media and the tech world to your advantage?
There were music performances from a range of artists including Wax Dey, Montess, Gima, One Touch, Salatiel and others.
Actor, Alenne Menget also gave out 100,000 fcfa to four different categories during the award show, explaining that, while it is good to take home trophies at award shows, it is also vital to give out cash prices alongside these trophies to better encourage as they put in more efforts on their diverse crafts.
Media Personality of the Year – Salatiel
Best Blogger (English) – Harriete Tatcha
Best Blogger (French)- Etienne Talla
Best Radio Host – Yvan Ango
Best TV Show Host – Joyce Fotso
Best Video Director – Dr. Nkeng Stephens
Best Artist Manager – Ngoh Dalida
Best Digital Promoter – Camer Digital
Best Digital Entrepreneur – Enoh George
Best Digital Marketer – Dima
Best Web Series – Le Delire de Takam
Best Public Relations Officer – Dariche Nehdi
Best Graphic Designer – Prosper Menko
Innovation of the Year – Couveuse néonatale interactive par Serge
Best Social Media Campaign – Green Peace Africa
Best Photographer – Chi Ernest
Best Online Mag – Kesa Mag
Woman in Tech – Estelle Yomba
Best News Website – Beta Tinz
Best Mobile App – DIKALO
Special Recognition awards – Bony Dachaco and Equinox TV
See pictures from the BDMA 2019 in our gallery below: