CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting
This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them within the year in view.
CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion
This award rewards the work of a fashion creative who has impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work within the year in view.
CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music
This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in view.
CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service
This award recognizes the contributions of a technocrat or professional who has dedicated themselves to creating tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view.
CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize In Business
This award is conferred on an entrepreneur who has founded, led or grown a business or private enterprise to measurable growth and/or success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.
CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports
This category is awarded to sportsmen and women in various disciplines who have excelled in local and international sport and brought glory to themselves and the nation in the year in view.
This award is given to a tutor, administrator or educator who has recorded measurable impact in advancing education through advocacy, activism, innovation, enterprise, and, institution building.
This category is endowed by the University of Sussex.
CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize In Technology
This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who has contributed to the advancement and application of technology either for personal gain, professional advancement, charitable causes or administrative duties within the year in view.
CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Prize for New Media
This prize seeks to acknowledge and reward the innovative use of digital media to create a sustainable impact in the fields of business, philanthropy, activism and public service.
CATEGORY 10: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
This prize is conferred on a professional or technocrat who has employed the machinery of the government towards positively impacting the lives of the citizenry in their constituencies or regions within their administrative purview within the year in review.
This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in view.
CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy
This award acknowledges the contributions of comedians working in digital and offline mediums to advancing the acceptance of comedy in the country and the continent at large within the year in view.
Advocacy has become paramount to ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged communities are not ignored or abused and this prize recognizes the activists who dedicate their lives to ensuring that equity and equity are offered to all no matter their background or circumstance.
CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture
This award recognizes the contributions of entrepreneurs, advocates, or professionals who have demonstrated vision, leadership, and commitment and made a measurable impact in the field of agriculture, and agro-related causes and organizations.
This award recognizes the contributions of Nigerian portrait, wedding, fashion and documentary photographers to the art form and creative endeavors as a whole. It rewards the most impactful photographer within the year in view.
CATEGORY 16: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism
This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who has demonstrated excellence in the work of telling of stories and bringing the news to the public.
CATEGORY 17: The Future Awards Africa Prize for On-Air Personality (Radio)
This award recognizes the outsize impact radio presenters have on the general public and rewards the most innovative and challenging on-air presenter within the year in view.
CATEGORY 18: The Future Awards Africa Prize for On-Air Personality (TV)
This award acknowledges the very competitive industry of on-air presenting and rewards presenters who have risen above the fray to distinguish themselves through personal quirk and unrelenting charm within the year in view.
CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Screen Producer
This award recognizes the impact that film and television have on the perception of Nigerians to their country and continent at large and rewards the personal and professional achievements of screen producers within the year in view.
This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Nigerians through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs. He/She also has demonstrated intuition, innovation, and initiative and is not afraid to lead change his or her sector, market awareness, and understanding.