Celebrating Digital Excellence: Highlights from the 6th .NG Awards

The 6th .NG Awards unfolded as a vibrant celebration, showcasing innovation within Nigeria’s internet sphere. Esteemed organizations like Sterling Bank, Jumia Nigeria, Sycamore, Nigeria Communications Commission, Web4Africa, The Guardian, and Wazobia MAX emerged as notable winners, recognized for their substantial contributions to advancing and utilizing the .ng domain.

An initiative by NiRA, the .NG Awards stands as a beacon for acknowledging outstanding innovations within the .ng domain, actively promoting the brand and fostering significant growth within Nigeria’s internet space. Open nominations and public voting via the official awards website ensured a transparent and inclusive process.

In its sixth year, the .NG Awards continues to be a pivotal platform celebrating organizations reshaping Nigeria’s digital landscape through the .ng domain. The inauguration marked a milestone, with NiRA’s President, Mr. Adesola Akinsanya, emphasizing impactful collaborations and a vision for sustained domain adoption.

Under the theme spotlighting the increasing impact of organizations utilizing the .ng domain, the event witnessed a record number of nominations, highlighting outstanding efforts in shaping a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

High-profile guests in Nigeria’s digital space graced the occasion, reflecting the growing significance of the .NG Awards and a collective commitment to nurturing excellence within the country’s digital community.

The event witnessed numerous innovative winners in the general awards categories. Sterling Bank won the Best Commercial Banking Website/Portal, Bazecity Media was awarded the Startup Company of the Year, and Web4Africa was awarded the Best Local Hosting Company, Cross River State Government won Digital Innovation in State Government, Nigeria Communications Commission won the Digital Innovation in Federal Government, Voice of Nigeria was awarded the Best Online Media Website, and Sycamore was awarded the .NG Fintech Company of the Year. The prestigious Company of the Year award  went to HiiT PLC for its significant impact on the digital landscape.

Each awardee had the opportunity to share their plans for continued impact on the .ng domain, expressing excitement at being recognized for their contributions to Nigeria’s digital space. This collective commitment to innovation and growth highlighted the vibrancy of the internet ecosystem in the country.

The 6th .NG Awards featured the prestigious Presidential Awards Category, a notable acknowledgment by the NiRA President, designed to spotlight distinguished individuals and organizations actively propelling development in the Nigerian digital space. This category also aimed at recognizing key contributors to the growth of NiRA and the .ng domain brand. The esteemed winners in this category included Mr. Otto Orondaam, who received the Youth Development award for 2023, and Ms. Olatokunboh Oyeleye, honored for Child Online Protection in 2023.

Additionally, Whogohost was recognized as the Best ccTLD Registrar for 2023, the Nigerian Communications Commission stood out as the Most Supportive Sponsor for 2023, and Techeconomy was acclaimed as the Best Supporting Media Partner for 2023. Special Recognition Awards within this category were awarded to individuals such as Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkomo; Director General Mining Cadastre, Mr. Muhammed Rudman; CEO of IXPN, and Mr. Toba Obaniyi, General Manager of Turaco, among other noteworthy contributors to the Nigeria internet landscape.

The 6th .NG Awards was proof to the growth of Nigeria’s internet landscape, with NiRA leading the charge in recognizing and promoting innovation on the .ng domain.


About NiRA:
The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the official Registry for the .ng domain name, remains a key player in shaping Nigeria’s digital landscape. Serving as a stakeholder-driven entity, NiRA manages the extensive database of registrations within the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace, catering to Nigeria and the global internet community.


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