VoguePay won the the “Best Fintech Startup” award at the recently concluded 6th edition of Cashless Africa Expo. The event which held on 25th March, 2017 at the Ballroom of Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island Lagos had in attendance stakeholders in the digital finance industry across Africa and globally.
The principal associate of Mobile Money Africa, organisers of the awards, Mr. Emmanuel Okoegwale, remarked that “the awards honor organizations that have made significant contributions to the digital financial services sector and are poised to make considerable market impact in the future. The Awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital financial services across Africa”.
VoguePay won special recognition award as the Best Fintech Startup as a result of 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, Geoffrey Weli Wosu (co-founder of VoguePay and Director of Marketing, legal & compliance) reiterated VoguePay’s commitment to excellence as the award came on the heels of several industry recognitions to VoguePay in 2016 including being honoured as the “best online payment in Africa” at African Achievers Awards which FORBES Magazine rated as as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies that represent the whole of the African continent.
In his remarks, Wole Ogunlade, head of digital media and strategy at VoguePay noted that the award is well deserved given VoguePay’s innovative solutions as a payment bridge that connects Africa with the rest of the world. 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.
The CashlessAfrica awards, which held as part of CashlessAfrica expo celebrated innovative fintech solutions across 15 categories honoring individuals and corporates. Some of the award recipients across Africa include Diamond Bank, TransferTo and WorldRemit among others. The full list of other award recipients can be found here.