BikoZulu voted overall winner at #BAKEawards 2016




The winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 (#BAKEawards) were announced last night at a gala event at Radisson Blu, Nairobi.

The Kenyan Blog Awards journey started on January 8th with the launch of the awards plus the opening of the submission where Kenyan blogs could be submitted into the competition. The submission phase closed on 10th February which saw 4899 being submitted into the competition. The judges took over and trimmed the submissions to just 5 blogs per category.

The judges this year were Ahmed Salim, TerryAnne Chebet, Mikul Shah, Muthoni Maingi. The voting phase of the Kenyan Blog Awards was then opened on March 3 where the Kenyan public got to vote for their favourite Kenyan blogs. The voting phase closed on May 2.

The Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 sponsors included Safaricom Ltd (who were the title sponsors), Xpose, EatOut, Samsung, Cocacola, Kenya Bankers Association, Uber and Meta.

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s blog awards and everyone who participated in any way. To all the nominees, you are all winners.

For the second year running, BikoZulu was voted winner in the ‘Creative Writing’ category. The blog was also voted overall ‘Kenyan Blog of the Year’ after garnering 3,402 votes.

Below is the list of winners and nominees in the various categories:

1. Best Technology Blog

a http://www.techweez.com – Winner – 1688 votes
b http://www.droid254.com – 1161 votes
c http://moseskemibaro.com/- 881 votes
d http://tech-ish.com – 828 votes
e http://www.mbuguanjihia.com – 744 votes

2. Best Photography Blog

a http://benkiruthi.com/blog3/ – Winner – 2020 votes
b http://buoart.com/ – 1786 votes
c http://victorpeace.com – 1486 votes
d http://leonmuli.com/ – 669 votes
e http://mwarv.click.co.ke – 659 votes

3. Best Creative Writing Blog

a http://www.bikozulu.co.ke – Winner – 4032 votes
b http://khanfarhazart.wordpress.com – 3421 votes
c http://magunga.com – 1029 votes
d http://lubnah.me.ke/ – 818 votes
e http://okumu.co.ke/ – 750 votes

4. Best Business Blog

a http://bizna.co.ke/ – Winner – 2455 votes
b http://biznews.co.ke – 1277 votes
c http://bankelele.co.ke – 900 votes
d http://sokodirectory.com – 767 votes
e http://www.herbusiness.co.ke – 747 votes

5. Best Food Blog

a http://www.kaluhiskitchen.com – Winner – 2008 votes
b http://pendolamama.co.ke – 1140 votes
c http://www.tastesafari.co.ke – 966 votes
d http://thewineandfoodreview.com – 916 votes
e http://thefitfabfoodie.com – 581 votes

6. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog

a http://farmerstrend.co.ke/ – Winner – 1744 votes
b http://graduatefarmer.co.ke – 1605 votes
c http://www.farmbizafrica.com – 1383 votes
d http://africancityplanner.com – 958 votes
e http://RocKeSci.Co.ke – 517 votes

7. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

a http://luciamusau.com – Winner – 2273 votes
b http://justjoykendi.com – 1846 votes
c http://itsacurvyaffair.com – 1059 votes
d http://mskibati.com/ – 801 votes
e http://wamboikay.com – 677 votes

8. Best Politics Blog

a http://info.mzalendo.com – Winner – 1741 votes
b http://brainstorm.co.ke – 1050 votes
c http://gathara.blogspot.co.ke – 944 votes
d https://kanalispeaks.wordpress.com/ – 423 votes
e http://maunduville.blogspot.co.ke/ – 406 votes

9. Best New Blog

a http://theycallmedaktari.com/ – Winner – 1229 votes
b http://www.e-techafrica.co.ke – 1107 votes
c http://stylebyshary.com – 958 votes
d http://afyapress.com – 902 votes
e http://cherriesvineyard.com – 604 votes

10. Best Corporate Blog

a http://ihub.co.ke/blog -Winner- 2011 votes
b http://www.kuzabiashara.co.ke/blog/ – 1790 votes
c http://blog.jovago.com – 908 votes
d https://www.travelstart.co.ke – 812 votes
e http://blog.ongair.im – 320 votes

11. Best Topical Blog

a http://mummytales.com – Winner – 1463 votes
b http://amiraafrica.co.ke/ – 1457 votes
c http://owaahh.com – 1389 votes
d http://stillamum.com/ – 760 votes
e http://thewondercores.com – 657 votes

12. Best Sports Blog

a http://www.futaa.com – Winner – 1668 votes
b http://www.michezoafrika.com – 1220 votes
c http://osbke.com – 811 votes
d http://thedugout.co.ke – 750 votes
e http://goonerpark.org – 551 votes

13. Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog

a http://www.ghafla.co.ke – Winner – 2459 votes
b http://lyraoko.com – 1137 votes
c http://www.potentash.com – 841 votes
d http://www.niaje.com/ – 837 votes
e http://meanwhileinkenya.com – 500 votes

14. Best Education Blog

a https://creativesacademy.wordpress.com/ Winner- 2497 votes
b http://funkescience.co.ke – 1700 votes

15. Best Travel Blog

a http://www.safari254.com – Winner – 1950 votes
b http://theartofwanderlusting.wordpress.com – 787 votes
c http://theadventuresofcathy.com – 757 votes
d http://holidayafrika.com – 724 votes
e https://funtravelke.wordpress.com – 626 votes

16. Best Health Blog

a https://couchhealthandfitness.wordpress.com – Winner- 2298 votes
b http://healthkenya.co.ke/ – 1377 votes
c http://afyapress.com – 1062 votes
d http://sitawa.blogspot.com/ – 845 votes
e http://lindaafya.co.ke/ – 773 votes

17. Best County Blog

a http://lifeinmombasa.com/ – Winner – 1578 votes
b http://county-yangu.com/default/ – 1168 votes
c http://kakamega411.com- 828 votes
d http://loitokitok.com – 618 votes
e http://laikipiaruralvoices.blogspot.co.ke/ – 579 votes

18. Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

a http://ernestwamboye.blogspot.com/ – Winner – 1270 votes
b http://imwashigadi.wordpress.com – 932 votes
c http://www.braveheartedliving.com – 932 votes
d http://ummah.co.ke/ – 922 votes
e http://njerigichuki.blogspot.com – 907 votes

19. Kenyan Blog of the Year

a http://www.bikozulu.co.ke – Winner – 3402 votes
b http://owaahh.com – 901 votes
c http://lyraoko.com – 837 votes
d http://www.niaje.com/ – 809 votes
e http://www.techweez.com – 704 votes




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