Kwesé iflix, Africa’s digital entertainment platform, has won the Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment award at this year’s AfricaCom.

The awards honored pioneering service providers and operators who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development in the African continent.

Winners were selected by an independent panel of industry experts who judged the entries based on innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.

Kwesé iflix CEO, Mayur Patel, in a statement mentioned that, “We are honored to have been selected as the Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment, especially among a strong field of innovative offerings and industry players.

“Africa is one of the most dynamic, competitive and rapidly growing regions in the world. As the mobile streaming entertainment industry evolves, innovation is critical to survival and growth.

“It is our deep dedication to innovation that has allowed us to break free from the traditional VOD model and create a truly localized entertainment service for our local customers in each of our African markets.”

“The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our in-country teams. Their collective focus on consumer innovation and engagement, to better serve our customers, is aimed at revolutionizing entertainment on the African continent,” Patel added.

“AfricaC]om continues to grow and with it the awards,” commented Tom Cuthell, event director of AfricaCom.

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