TFAA Alumnus, Jake Effoduh receives Canada’s most prestigious academic scholarship

The Canadian government has announced the 2019 Vanier Scholarships awarded to graduate students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement. Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies, the 2019 Vanier Graduate Scholarship is Canada’s most prestigious academic award. Of the 166 scholarships awarded this year, Effoduh Okechukwu Jake, wasContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Supports MyFarmbase Africa in hosting Agropreneurs and enthusiasts at AgriTech Lab 2019

200 youths, Agriculture enthusiasts, Agropreneurs, investors gathered at Techpoint Headquarters to participate in AgriTech Lab 2019, a programme organized to provide AgriTech skillsand education for participants to plug into the employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the African Agribusiness Landscape.Speaking at the event, TFAA Alumni and Founder of MyFarmbase Africa, Aliu Oluwafemi Royal, emphasised that people need to be aware of AgribusinessContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa commences community tour in preparation for 2019 edition; engages students on career and nation building

The Future Project, the organisers of Africa’s biggest youth awards event The Future Awards Africa, has launched a series of community and media activities to run from March – May, 2019 in preparation for this year’s edition of the event. Also billed as part of the post-award activities for the 13th edition held in 2018,Continue Reading

TFAA Winner, Julius Adewopo to receive the 2019 Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food

Dr. Julius Adewopo, winner of The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture 2016, is set to receive the 2019 Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food in the “Young Promising Scientist” category. He will receive a plaque certificate and prize of €20,000. The 2019 Award ceremony will be held in Montpellier (France) during theContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology (Ghana)

Kofi Genfi and Nii Osae Dade This duo founded CYST, a software innovation company that specializes in artificial intelligence to create technology solutions in 2013. CYST has a research arm called CYST Research Institute, which focuses on artificial intelligence-based research and development such as natural language processing. In partnership with the telecommunications companies, CYST hasContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year (Ghana)

Audrey Esi Swatson Whilst growing up, Audrey has always wanted to fly and be an athlete for Ghana. She had her basic education at the University of Ghana Basic Schools, Legion and her secondary education at the Ghana Christian International High School, Dodowa. After her WASSCE in 2015, at the age of 18 years, she got admission atContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music (Ghana)

Richard “Fuse ODG” Abiona Fuse ODG is another artiste that features prominently in the list of the top 10 popular Ghanaian music artistes. Regarded as the pioneer of the azonto style, fuse odg single handedly made azonto an international hit. Initially, the song ‘azonto’ was not such a popular hit but after the release ofContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion and Design (Ghana)

Papa Oppong If you are into African fashion and design, then you should already know about Papa Oppong. Papa Oppong Bediako is a fashion Illustrator, fashion Designer and a new-age artist. Papa’s fashion journey kicked off at a very early age. The upcoming designer has already been featured on the CNN African Voices Series andContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education (Ghana)

Tom Chris Tom-Chris was burdened by the growing youth unemployment which could be attributed to the fact that many youths are not prepared with necessary skills for surviving in the real world. This led to the development of a campus organization called Stars from All Nations (SFAN) with the aim to help young people transitionContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action (Ghana)

Alhassan Ziblim Alhassan is the founding director of the Centre for Development and Policy Advocacy (CEDEPA) in Ghana. The centre works to develop the capacities of the youth and to improve the lives of vulnerable groups through research and evidence-based policy interventions and advocacy. He is currently an administrator with the University of Development StudiesContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Business (Ghana)

Adu Amani Vera She is the brain behind the adu-Amani brand which manufactures African indigenous shoes, bags and fashion accessories in Ghana for the local, Nigerian and Kenyan markets. She is super passionate about colors and that has won her many clients across the globe. Adu-Amaning Vera will, on any day, make the mark whenContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture (Ghana)

Ababio Kwame Ababio Kwame is an energetic young Ghanaian, who after mining engineering school, self-trained as an agro-entrepreneur, with passion for development and a natural affinity for advocacy. He adores the trademark of hard work and excellence in his endeavors and has high optimism in the young African’s contribution to Africa’s development. He started hisContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy (Ghana)

Ametepey Emmanuel Emmanuel Ametepey is a youth development consultant with special interest in governance, participation and youth empowerment. He is the Executive Director of Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) and the Convener of African Youth SDGs Summit. He believes the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides opportunity for African youth to engage theirContinue Reading

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting (Ghana)

Naa Ashorkor Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku (born November 24, 1988 is a Ghanaian Actress and Radio/ TV Broadcaster. She’s best known for starring in the Perfect Picture, by Award Winning Director Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Iroko TV’s Poisoned Bait – A Movie Series directed by Leila Djansi. Naa Ashorkor also starred alongside industry greats such as YvonneContinue Reading

Ghana’s New Tribe: The Future Awards Africa unveils 50 outstanding young Ghanaians

Africa’s biggest youth awards, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled the coveted list of young Ghanaians with outstanding achievements in 2018. The Future Awards Africa seeks to acknowledge inspiring young people aged 18 to 31 making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and innovation. The recognition of Ghana’s New Tribe is part ofContinue Reading

#NigeriasNewTribe: The Future Awards Africa celebrates 20 outstanding young Nigerians in a night filled with music, style, and inspiration

Africa’s biggest youth awards, The Future Awards Africa yesterday celebrated 20 young and driven Nigerians making impact in diverse sectors of human endeavour including advocacy, media, music, technology, art, film, photography and more. The event which held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, had in attendance several leading personalities in government, politics,Continue Reading

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

The Future Leaders Forum 2018

The Future Awards Africa in partnership with the University of Sussex, United Kingdom presents THE FUTURE LEADERS FORUM 2018. This forum is geared towards creating a platform to foster inter-generational dialogue and millennial collaboration supported by an academic community. With an aim of promoting cross-sectoral interaction and cooperation among younger professionals and critical exchange ofContinue 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