#NigeriasNewTribe: The Future Awards Africa unveils nominees for 2017 edition

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled its list of nominees for the 12th edition of the prestigious awards.

With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among young Nigerians aged 18 – 31, the TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity. The Central Working Committee of the Awards selected five exceptional individuals for each of the 21 categories in contention this year in a broadcast that was aired on Channels TV, ONTV, Spice TV and Hip TV this week.

Beyond tribal lines, tunic differences and religious affiliations, these nominees are united by the possibilities of their talent, commitment to hardwork and driven by achievement in impacting the economy, society, and rewriting the African narrative.

“Emerging from an economic recession, Nigeria is currently at a defining moment. Through the actions and motivations of these nominees, we believe that our country is positioned for a better future – a Nigeria that will not be limited by tribe or religion but united by its immense possibilities,” said Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chairman, Central Working Committee, The Future Awards Africa.

Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, The Future Awards Africa 2017 will hold on Saturday, 9 December 2017.
The Future Awards Africa is presented by The Future Project and Refreshed by 7UP. The official hashtags for 2017 are #TFAA2017 and #NigeriasNewTribe

Meet Nigeria’s New Tribe

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ACTING
Samuel Ajibola (30)
Sambasa Nzeribe (29)
Bidemi Kosoko (29)
Akah Nnani (29)
Ini-Idima Okojie (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
Joseph O. Ike and Ola Akindehinde (JZO Fashion) (31/26)
Bisola ‘Ladybiba’ Adeniyi (25)
Paolo Sisiano (29)
Muktar Onifade (26)
Olivia & Sylvia ‘Gozel Green’ Enekwe (31)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BEAUTY
Grace Chinonso Okoli (24)
Ifeyinwa Ojekwe
Jennifer Uloko (27)
Anita ‘Brows’ Adetoye (26)
Vanessa Onwughalu (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MUSIC
Adekunle ‘Gold’ Kosoko (30)
David ‘Davido’ Adeleke (25)
Anidugbe ’Kiss Daniel’ Daniel (23)
Austin Miles ‘Teckno’ Kelechi (24)
Simisola ‘Simi’ Ogunleye (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Mohammed Sani Sani Madugu (22)
Ibijoke Faborode (27)
O’tega Ogra (30)
Fiyin Williams (29)
Olamide Bada (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BUSINESS
Osemwengie Victor Odion (30)
Nnamdi Stan – Ekeh (24)
Toyin Onigbanjo (29)
Bisola Borha (31)
Ubi Franklin (31)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN SPORTS
Asisat Oshoala (23)
Anthony Joshua (28)
Akhator Evelyn (22)
Alexandra Chuka Iwobi (21)
Victor Moses (26)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR EDUCATION; ENDOWED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
Mukhtar Dan-mallam (29)
Samson Abioye (late)/ Oluyemi Oluwaseun Imole / Akanji Abayomi Gideon (26/29/23)
Olaseni Cole (30)
Wole Adedoyin (31)
Claudine Adeyemi (28)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR TECHNOLOGY
Chris Kwekowe (24)
Tobi Ayeni (27)
Adebolu Ibukun (27)
Damilola Jegede (32)
Henry Obinugwu (28)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR NEW MEDIA
Richard ‘Nasty Boy’ Akuson (23)
Femi ‘Kraks’ Bakre (24)
Ademola ‘Expoze’ Adetona (29)
Delphine Okobah (29)
Dolapo ‘LowlaDee’ Adeleke (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MEDIA ENTERPRISE
Timilehin Bello (25)
Oluwagbeminiyi Osidipe (31)
Tiwalola ‘TJ Dotts’ Olanubi (28)
Ijeoma Ndekwu (28)
Rick Nwanso (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Adetola Onayemi (26)
Olufemi Olukayode ‘F. Shaw’ Adeyemi (32)
Joseph Ike (31)
Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi (30)
Dada Olabisi Mary (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ART & CULTURE
Nadine Ibrahim (23)
Tunde Alara (27)
Ayobami Adebayo (29)
Fola David (24)
Modupeola Fadugba (32)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR COMEDY
Otolorin Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter (25)
Victor Ebiye (24)
Olu ‘SLKomedy’ Salako (27)
Gloria ‘Maraji’ Oloruntobi (20)
Ereme ‘Twyse’ Abraham (26)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ADVOCACY
Imrana Alhaji Buba (24)
Victor Ugo (27)
Ayodeji Osowobi (27)
Mary Yakubu (23)
Hauwa Ojeifo (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR AGRICULTURE
Adetola Adeleke (31)
Sipasi Olalekan (30)
Nasir Yammama (27)
Kafilat Adedeji (29)
Okorode Christian (25)

THE EDWIN GEORGE PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Kadara Enyeasi (23)
Tolani Alli (25)
Omoregie Osakpolor (27)
Yagazie Eguare (30)
Lakin Ogunbanwo (30)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM
Nelly Ating (28)
Ayodeji Rotinwa (27)
Eromo Egbejule (27)
Mayowa Tijani (29)
Oladeinde Olawoyin (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ON-AIR PERSONALITY (VISUAL)
Harry Itie (28)
Nancy Isime (25)
Olive Emodi (28)
Adesewa Josh (32)
Idia Aisien (26)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ON-AIR PERSONALITY (AUDIO)
Irabor Okosun (29)
Ayeni Adu (31)
Tisan Jeremiah Bako (29)
Rosemary Ajuka (27)
Toyin Eleniyan (31)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
Mary ‘Remmy’ Njoku (32)
Iyin Aboyeji (26)
Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun (27)
Silas Adekunle (25)
Amaka Osakwe (30)

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