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Cellulant Honored as “Company of the Year” at the African Diaspora Awards in New York

Pan-African Payments Business Honored by Applause Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, December 09, 2017 --( Cellulant was honored as “Company of the Year” alongside founders Ken Njoroge and Bolaji Akinboro at the seventh annual African Diaspora Awards (ADA) on Saturday, December 2nd in New York City.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Cellulant is a multinational payments company in Africa enabling businesses and consumers to accept and make digital and mobile payments with ease. The company is growing to fix Africa’s payments problem by working to digitize payments for Africa’s largest economies.

“Cellulant is a company that is born out of passion to do things differently and bring together the best that Africa has to offer. We are doing this by building the rails for a payment infrastructure that is powering African economies at scale,” said Ken Njoroge and Bolaji Akinboro as they accepted the award. “Our vision is to digitize payments for Africa’s largest economies by providing the glue that connects people to what matters to them everyday.”

The ADA Awards ceremony applauds outstanding African leaders who have engineered impact and change to inspire the African community around the world. The awards are hosted annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise among Africans aged 22–45.

Since the ADA first began in 2010, Applause Africa has identified and celebrated over 90 winners and over 1,550 nominees who have contributed to the advancement of Africans in the Diaspora and Africa as a whole in activism, art, entrepreneurship and in the business sectors.

Other honorees include ImeIme Umana, President of Harvard Law Review; Richelieu Dennis, Founder of Sundial Brands & Shea Moisture, Ethiopia Habtemariam President of Motown Records; Christine Sass, Co-founder and President at Andela; and Ugo Nwaokoro, Deputy Mayor of the City of Newark, New Jersey. A special tribute will be paid to the late Dr. Babtunde Osotimehin who championed health and well-being through his humanitarian work with the United Nations.
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