Rinu Oduala, Maryam Yahaya, Buju Benson, Bimbo Ademoye others nominated for the 16th edition of The Future Awards Africa
Meet the 119 Challengers and Builders –of the 16th edition of The Future Awards Africa
Themed “Celebrating Challengers and Builders”, this year’s Awards is celebrating trailblazers that have chosen to defy the status quo and redefine the norm in their various fields within the past year.
Making the list of this year’s award nominees are fabrication engineer and designer of Nigeria’s first carbon fiber car, Jerry Mallo; Founder Chess in Slums Africa, Tunde Onakoya; Social media influencer and popular #EndSARS campaigner, Rinu Oduala, Kannywood actress Maryam Yahaya, Plateau-born fashion model, Davou Pwajok; sustainability expert and CEO Prunedge, Joel Ogunsola; Nigerian-Canadian fashion designer, Andrea Inyama; and Nigerian Afro-Fusion singer, songwriter and record producer Daniel ‘Buju’ Benson.
Commenting on the nominations, Senior Advisor, The Future Project, Bukonla Adebakin, stated the importance of celebrating individuals who have made immense contributions towards developing the continent. “With the collapse and restructuring of systems that have occurred in Nigeria in recent times, it is expedient that we celebrate young African leaders who have worked tirelessly to advance the continent through contributions made in their various fields,” she said.
“We owe most of Africa’s progress to these young people who are moving the needle and shaping narratives. We are delighted to honour not just them but the amazing work they have done. They have proved that they’re not just the leaders of tomorrow but the legends of today.” she concluded.
Meet the Challengers and Builders.
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THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR CONTENT CREATION
Isaac ‘Zicsaloma’ Aloma (30)
Onyekwelu ‘Jenni Frank’ Jennifer Ebere (27)
Apaokagi ‘Taaooma’ Maryam (22)
Emmanuel ‘Mr Funny’ Ejekwu (26)
Tobi ‘Street Church’ Oreoluwa (31)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM
Solomon Ayodele (29)
Wilson Atumeyi (29)
Rinu Oduala (23)
Fatima Tafoki (24)
Naima Idris Usman (27)
Shedrack Danladi (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION
Vera David-Emesiobum (31)
Tunde Onakoya (27)
Blessing Ingyape (31)
Saratu Ishaya Abdullahi (27)
Aliyu Sadiq (24)
Ibrahim ‘Flag boy’ Adebanjo Akinwunmi (25)
See full nominees list and profile.
This Edition of “The Future Awards Africa” holds on the February 20, 2022 at the Federal Palace Hotel. TFAA is brought to you by The Future Project, powered by Zedcrest. The official hashtag for the 16th edition are #TFAA16, #ChallengersandBuilders.
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