Samson Itodo, Simi, Zainab Balogun, Mark Angel, Nadine Ibrahim emerge winners at The Future Awards Africa 2018… See full list

Simisola ‘Simi’ Ogunleye, Zainab Balogun, Chidi Ajaere, Mark Angel, Nadine Ibrahim were among the winners at The Future Awards Africa 2018 held yesterday at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. Youth advocate, Samson Itodo was however the biggest winner of the night as he carted away the coveted Young Person of the YearContinue Reading

British Council hosts The Future Awards Africa 2018 nominees… Niniola, Zainab Balogun, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Ink Eze, Folu Storms, Tomike Alayande, others attend

The British Council yesterday hosted The Future Awards Africa 2018 nominees to a reception in Lagos with young change-makers including Niniola, Zainab Balogun, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Ink Eze, Folu Storms, Fisayo Fosudo and others receiving their certificates of nomination. With 20 categories and 100 nominees selected this year, The Future Awards Africa seeks to acknowledge inspiringContinue Reading

#WhatStateWillYouRepresent? The Future Awards Africa event invites generate excitement

  The 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), the continent’s biggest youth event continues to generate online and offline excitement and anticipation with its event invite and style guide representing the best of Nigeria’s people, culture, resources, and diversity. It reflects the unique elements that bind Nigerians together as a nation as we inch closerContinue Reading

British Council set to host The Future Awards Africa 2018 Nominees

The Future Awards Africa is partnering with the British Council to host nominees of the 13th edition of the Awards on Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 in Ikoyi, Lagos. As one of the main activities leading up to the main event on 16 December, 2018, the nominees’ reception presents an opportunity to acknowledge the inspiring youngContinue Reading

Davido, Samson Itodo, Tomi Adeyemi, Nemitari Ajienka and Mahmoud Maina || Meet the honorees for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year 2018

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa has unveiled the list of honorees for the most coveted youth award on the continent, the Young Person of the Year – David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, Samson Itodo, Tomi Adeyemi, Nemitari Ajienka, and Dr. Mahmoud Maina. This prize is awarded to a young person who hasContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year Endowed by Amstel Malta

Nemitari Ajienka (24) Far too many people think the academia is boring and staid. This assumption has come from decades of exclusionary politics that have alienated young people of every generation from excelling through a complex web of financial quotas, interdepartmental politicking and the very nature of academia which demands that a person devote theContinue Reading

#NigeriasNewTribe: Davido, Ahmed Musa, Adesua Etomi, Chinwe Egwim, Samson Itodo, others make The Future Awards Africa 2018 nominees list

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has announced the nominees for the 13th edition of Africa’s biggest youth awards set to hold on 16 December 2018 at the Balmoral Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. With 20 award categories this year, the CWC unveiled one hundred (100) nominees which include artists,Continue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Screen Producer

Michael ‘Psalmist’ Akinrogunde  (23) When Michael Akinrogunde was chosen as a finalist for the Accelerate Filmmaker project in 2017, he set out to make the best film possible. His project, Penance, was the culmination of ideas honed through other competitions like his entry to the We Are Water Film Festival, a non-profit initiative run byContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for On-Air Personality (TV)

Olive Emodi  (29) In a story she tells often, Olive Emodi talks about how the one and only Richard Mofe Damijo was one of the first people to take interest in her career as a television presenter and encourage her to get serious with her talents. Through the Delta Talent Quest Acting Reality TV show,Continue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for On-Air Personality (Radio)

Awazi Angbalaga  (24) Radio presenting is a tough cookie to crack but Awazi Angblaga always knew it was the one thing she wanted to do professionally. So when the opportunity presented itself in 2016, she embraced it wholeheartedly and reinvented herself as Awazi, a presenter hosting the newly established SoundCity Radio Drivetime show, called ‘TheContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism

Hannah Ojo (30) Few women in Nigerian Journalism are as decorated as veteran journalist Hannah Ojo. Ojo who runs an investigative journalism beat for The Nation Newspaper, Lagos, Nigeria, has covered stories that expose organizations and persons engaged in activities that have negative environmental and health impact on Nigerians. She also reports on often ignoredContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Photography endowed by Canon

Chidi ‘Lex ash’ Ashimole (27) To understand Chidi ‘Lexash’ Ashimole transition into photography is to watch grace in motion. Since he went professional in 2014, Ashimole has concerned himself only with improvement in photography, challenging himself by working in various conditions and mediums and experimenting with documentary photography, fashion photography, product photography and as at 2018,Continue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture

OluwaFemi Aliu  (25) Agritechnology is tricky because it doesn’t matter how vast and complex the technical system you have built to monitor, improve on and evaluate your ideas, they are often eventually executed or supervised by humans, and humans are predictable at best and downright hostile to ideas at the worst. Oluwafemi Aliu has beenContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa & Obiageli Ezekwesili Prize in Advocacy endowed by Budgit

Hauwa Ojeifo  (26) It’s not very often that the work of mental health activists from Nigeria is championied by the MTV Music Video Awards. But Hauwa Ojeifo of She Writes Woman has transcended the stereotyping of traditional mental health activism in Nigeria, rebranding herself as a global advocate for empathy for sufferers of mental illnessContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy

Gloria ‘Maraji’ Oloruntobi (21) Gloria ‘Maraji’ Oloruntobi is the undisputed queen of comedy in Nigeria, commanding an impressive minimum of N500,000 to create one-minute skits for the myriad brands that actively seek her out for partnerships and collaborations. Maraji has gained this reputation through her incisive and expertly produced comedy skits which draw on theContinue Reading

The Future Awards Prize for New Media

Nkechi ‘Ink’ Eze  (29) How do you step outside of the shadow of your media mogul sister?  You do as Nkechi ‘Ink’ Eze did and leverage that access to expand her brand and build an empire. Ink Eze is the Founder of AsoEbiBella, a platform for sharing African traditional styles, and connecting fashion customers to businesses nearContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service

Dr. Dami Ajayi  (32) Public Healthcare is an important part of any progressive society. Often the challenge lies in creating a public health ecosystem that cares not just for physical ailments but also neuropsychiatric health and wellbeing. Mental health is often ignored in Nigerian health, or chalked off to a supernatural occurrence, often leaving sufferersContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creativity endowed by H2Oh

Kingsley Ayogu (23) Hyperrealism is all the rage in Nigerian art, inspired by a departure from abstraction and a desire to present the world in its truest form. Many prodigies have been at the forefront of this movement, challenging the status quo with their dedication to craft and their singular focus. Ayogu Kingsley is oneContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Technology

John Oke (24) The Nigerian tech industry has gone in ten short years from pariah defined by seedy cybercafes rife with fraudsters to a major employer and exporter of labour, a national resource and an independent avenue for young Nigerians with problem-solving skills and ambition for greatness to make their fortune. The Financial Tech sectorContinue Reading

The University of Sussex and The Future Awards Prize for Education

 Lubem Mtile (29), Yola Northern Nigeria has been called the hotbed of illiteracy in Nigeria, with a reputable institution like the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reporting as many as 10 million girls with no access to basic education. It is clear that government cannot alone fulfil this overwhelming need and young pioneers inContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports

Tobi Amusan (21) It is incredibly difficult to be a woman in sports. This is especially true of athletics, where the path to excellence is measured in milliseconds and centimetres and the pressure to succeed is near unbearable for the uninitiated. Not every woman can handle the strain and pressure that comes with the highContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Business

Sunkanmi Ola (26) When Sunkanmi Ola established Syracuse Digital, his advertising and product development agency, he breathed new life into an industry that settled into a ruinous routine. Ola began his drive for supremacy by hiring some of the most talented professionals in digital marketing, graphic design, advertising and content creation, creating a powerhouse contentContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service

Uche Okafor (32) Is there a Nigerian who uses Ridesharing apps and doesn’t already know Uche from Taxify? As the Country Manager of international ride-sharing startup Taxify, Uche Okafor has personally taken on the fortunes of the Ridesharing app, personally signing email and text correspondence, personally handling complaints for users, and innovating new ways toContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu (27) After spending 4 years as Nigeria’s musical enfant terrible, Damini Ogulu, otherwise known as Burna Boy surprised everyone and no one, when he locked himself up in the studio and cooked up what many insiders agree is the undisputedly the album of the year. Outside, the project Burna Boy recordedContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

Tosin Ogundadegbe (30)  ‘Style Infidel’ There are many ways to rise to the top of Nigerian fashion. The vast majority do it by leveraging their privilege, wealth and access to create the illusion of growth and advancement and reach the top only to become stunted. Others like the man from Ibadan Mr. Tosin Ogundadegbe workContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

Zainab Balogun  (29) Zainab Balogun first started her stint on Nigerian television as one-third of the beloved television trio behind the critically successful daytime show The Spot. The show introduced her to Nigerian audiences and her intelligence, wit and humour endeared her to millions of fans. Not one to be pigeonholed in into any singleContinue Reading

Media Personality, Ayo Mairo-Ese and ex-BBNaija housemate, Omololu Shomuyiwa to unveil The Future Awards Africa 2018 nominees

The wait is finally over! Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa is set to unveil the nominees for its 13th edition, with the list set to be announced this Sunday, 2 December, 2018. Doing the honours will be media personality, Ayo Mairo-Ese and ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Omololu Shomuyiwa, and will be televised at 3Continue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Tours 10 Cities for its 2018 Town Hall Meetings.

As part of the activities leading to the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa 2018, we introduced town-hall meetings which serves as a medium to call for nomination thereby getting to the grassroots of every community and identifying young people who are achievers in their field. In furthering its commitment of inclusion, equal representation,Continue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Influencers Breakfast Hangout

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) held their first influencers breakfast hangout on the 24th of August, 2018. The event which was a breakfast hangout, featured influencers from various industries and states. To organise an awards campaign/event in 2018 that further celebrates the success of the Nigerian youth, some of the deliberations included; Building on the successContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa embarks on media tour

As part of its call for nomination activities, in preparation for the 2018 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), organisers of the awards, The Future Project (TFP) paid courtesy visits to Eko FM to speak to the youth corpers on the influence of youth on the growth of Nigerian economy. TFAA 2017 winners, FemiContinue Reading

Nigeria’s New Tribe: The Future Awards Africa announces 2018 nominations

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), Nigeria’s foremost youth awards, has announced its call for nominations for the 2018 edition. Building on the theme ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’ launched in 2017, the 13th edition of the prestigious awards seeks to reward excellence by celebrating advocates, creators, and pioneers between the ages of 18 and 31 – young peopleContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa continues school tour at British International School

In conclusion of the 2018 school tour for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), organisers of the awards, The Future Project (TFP) held a 2-hour seminar at the British International School, Lekki. The School tour is focused on developing young individuals in leadership, career and active citizenship, began on Tuesday April 24, 2018 and will runContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Launches 2018 school tour

In preparation for the 2018 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), organisers of the awards, The Future Project (TFP) have launched its post TFAA activities starting with the school tour. The School tour is focused on developing young individuals in leadership, career and active citizenship, began on Tuesday April 24, 2018 and will runContinue Reading

African Young Chefs Competition hosts winners of The Future Awards Africa 2017

Winners of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2017 were hosted to a dinner by the African Young Chefs Competition on Saturday, 24 February, 2018 at the Culinary Academy, Ikoyi, Lagos. The event was a celebration of young talents and entrepreneurs driving the new African narrative, while also highlighting the impact of the Awards on theirContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Profiles

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’Continue Reading

#TFAA2017: WIZKID, DAVIDO, EROMO EGBEJULE… | HERE’S THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS

The 12th edition of The Future Awards 2017 held December 9, 2017, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among young Nigerians aged 18 – 31, TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity. The hosts for the night were AdekunleContinue Reading

#NigeriasNewTribe: The Future Awards Africa 2017 nominees cover ThisDay Style; to feature on Rubbin’ Minds at 3pm

Nominees for The Future Awards Africa 2017 (TFAA2017) covered today’s edition of ThisDay Style Magazine. Selected nominees will also make an appearance on Nigeria’s most popular youth talk show, Rubbin’ Minds on ChannelsTV at 3pm today. The ThisDay Style cover features TFAA2017 nominees including Adekunle Gold, Ini Dima Okojie, Akah Nnani, Kenny Blaq, Ayodeji Rotinwa,Continue Reading

The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Reception

The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Reception hosted at The Ford Foundation office, in Ikoyi. Photos of some of the nominees and guests at the reception.       Bukunyi Olateru-Olgbegi Chair, The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards Africa  

Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Mary Njoku, Amaka Osakwe and Iyin Aboyeji and Silas Adekunle gets Young Person of the Year nominations; Award event set for December 9, 2017

  With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among Nigerians aged 18 – 31, the TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity. Arguably Nigeria’s most influential artist this year, Wizkid released one of the biggest albums of the year, ‘Sounds from the Other Side’. He recordedContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Profiles

      The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting   Samuel Ajibola   (30)   Nollywood is an unforgiving place for actors. It is even worse for child actors, who struggle to find roles that provide nuance and truly challenge the ability of the child actor to understand and interpret complex emotions so convincingly onContinue Reading

#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 ofContinue Reading

#NigeriasNewTribe: Arthur Ngwube and Tallulah Doherty to host The Future Awards Africa 2017 Nominees Unveiling

  Africa’s biggest awards event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), is set to unveil the nominees for its 12th edition this Sunday, 19 November 2017. Hosted by two of Nigeria’s media personalities, Arthur Ngwube of Rhythm FM and Tallulah Doherty of EbonyLife TV, the unveiling will be televised on Channels TV at 3 p.m. Representing theContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa launches Nigeria’s New Tribe campaign; Calls for Nominations

The Future Awards Africa, Nigeria’s foremost Awards event, today announced its call for nomination of young Africans with outstanding achievements in 2017. Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, this year’s edition seeks to acknowledge inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and innovation. Beyond tribal lines, tunic differences and religious affiliations, they areContinue Reading

Winner of The Future Awards Africa 2013 Prize for Arts &Culture; Kenneth Gyang releases new movie

Kenneth Gyang’s “The Lost Cafe” is an uplifting story about a girl’s decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture shock to live her dreams abroad, finding the most unusual answers to her troubling questions somewhere in Drammen where she meets the half blind, strange owner of a quaint coffee shop that serves theContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Winner Bukola Bolarinwa receives Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017

Bukola Bolarinwa who won The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy in 2016 was selected last year as one of the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders. She was presented with the award on Thursday 29th of June, 2017. Bukola Bolarinwa was born with Sickle Cell Disease, and after noticing the chronic shortage of blood faced byContinue Reading

Nigerian and British Universities join The Future Awards Africa for summit on Leadership and Career Development

The University of Lagos hosted the University of Sussex (UK) and winners of The Future Awards Africa on Friday June 30, 2017 to engage the youth audience on leadership and empowering strategies for productive careers. The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) are a set of awards given to young individuals between the ages of 18-31 whoContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Launches Post-TFAA School Tour

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) launches school tour across secondary schools in Nigeria. The School tour is focused on developing young individuals in leadership, career and active citizenship, began on Thursday June 8, 2017 at Supreme Education Foundation, Magodo, Lagos state, Nigeria, and will run till the end of June 2017. “The development of youthsContinue Reading

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh to deliver Keynote Address at the Human Welfare Conference in Oxford

Winner of The Future Africa Awards for Community Action in 2014, Jake Okechukwu Effoduh has been selected to deliver the Keynote Address at the University of Oxford’s Human Welfare Conference. Hosted by the Green Templeton College of the University and scheduled to hold in May 2017, the Human Welfare Conference is an annual meeting thatContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa announces plans for next 10 years, rolls out country-to-country model, opens up franchises

The Central Working Committee for Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), has announced its plans for the next 10 years of the awards. The move follows a review of the last ten years by its Global Board of Advisors – meeting in July 2016. Based on that decision, the series of eventsContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa launches Nigerian theme for its 11th edition, nominees list released Sunday 4th December

Following the announcement by the Central Working Committee (CWC) for Africa’s biggest youth event The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), the Awards is launching its country model plan with a focus on Nigeria. This has been a difficult year in Nigeria, but despite the adversity, the youth have risen to the challenge. A new cohort ofContinue Reading