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Red Carpet Awards: Pulse Influencer Awards 2022 Highlights & List of Winners

Posted On : October 21, 2022

Oscar Alochi


The Pulse Influencer Award is a platform for content creators to network and collaborates while also honoring regional talent. Following public nominations that resulted in the shortlisting of 10 candidates in each category, Pulse Kenya has revealed 26 winners of the Pulse Influencer Awards for this year.

List of Winners

1. Health & Fitness Influencer of the Year
Shiv Simani

2. Media Influencer of the Year
Natalie Githinji

3. Sports Influencer of the Year
Ferdinand Omanyala

4. Blogger Influencer of the Year
Edgar Obare

5. Food Influencer of the Year
Dennis Ombachi

6. Music Influencer of the Year
Nikita Kering

7. Travel & Leisure Influencer of the Year
Natalie Tewa

8. Business Influencer of the Year
Just Ivy

9. Fashion Influencer of the Year (Female)
Mercy Sande

10. Fashion Influencer of the Year (Male)
Lenana Kariba

11. Arts Influencer of the Year
Mini Cheps

12. Photography Influencer of the Year
Muma Pix

13. Comedy Influencer of the Year
Crazy Kennar

14. Acting Influencer of the Year (Female)
Jackie Matubia

15. Acting Influencer of the Year (Male)
Blessing Lung’aho

16. Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer of the Year
Joy Kendi

17. Dance Influencer of the Year
Ajib Gathoni

18. Tech Influencer of the Year
Daddie Marto

19. TikTok Influencer of the Year

20. LinkedIn Influencer of the Year
Joan the Career Coach

21. YouTube Influencer of the Year
TMI Podcast

22. Facebook Influencer of the Year
Beryl Itindi

23. Instagram Influencer of the Year
Murugi Munyi

24. Twitter Influencer of the Year
Edgar Wabwire

25. Podcast Influencer of the Year
TMI Podcast

26. Pan-Africa’s Most Innovative Influencer of the Year
Just Ivy

The top influencers in Kenya attended a gala event where the winners were given their prizes on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences.
In the Pan-African Category, Kenya was represented. Nominees were chosen from all of the Pulse operational markets for the opportunity to win the Positive Impact, Voice of Africa, Community, or Most Innovative Influencer of the Year awards.

The biggest victors of the evening were The TMI Podcast and Murugi Munyi, who took home three awards: YouTube Influencer of the Year, Podcast Influencer of the Year, and Instagram Influencer of the Year.

“I’d like to thank the Influencers because, without the job you do, this night would not have been possible,” said Wamuyu Kiragu, the MD of Pulse East Africa. It gives us great joy to provide a platform where your work is honored as well as the art and content you produce.
Even if you didn’t win, your work is still incredibly valuable, and I wish you the best of luck moving forward.

Ivy Mugo, Ms. “Just Ivy” won the Most Innovative Influencer award and was named Kenya’s Business Influencer of the Year for 2022.
Just after accepting the honor, she said in her speech: “Just Ivy When I decided two months ago that I wanted to give the voiceless in Africa, particularly when it comes to women and money, a voice, Africa was created.
To the content creators out there, I simply want to say that this company can pay and you can. I feel like it validates my journey.

The Pulse Influencer Awards were created by Pulse to give influencers a platform to be seen, honored, and acknowledged. They do this by bringing together active members of the online community, renowned and up-and-coming influencers, and the continent’s top companies.
Pulse, Africa’s most cutting-edge media organization, straddles the intersection of technology, journalism, and culture.

To support the influencer trend, which we observed gaining traction, the Pulse Influencer Awards were created. African digital influencers are becoming a key driver of the continent’s digital transformation. Influencers have a beneficial impact on the market by increasing engagement on social media platforms and promoting the areas they specialize in.

We requested nominations (and subsequently votes) for top influencers in a total of 25 categories, which represented the most well-liked themes, in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal.
This year’s event was proudly sponsored by Absa Bank, Xiaomi, Shop Zetu, Safari Beauty Spa, Little Cab, Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, Denri, AAR Healthcare and Mövenpick Hotel.

Content courtesy of Pulse Kenya, Capital FM Lifestyle & NFH

Oscar Alochi


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