Africa’s biggest youth awards, The Future Awards Africa yesterday celebrated 20 young and driven Nigerians making impact in diverse sectors of human endeavor 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, and business such as the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah; Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria, Ibukun Awosika; Chairman, Troyka Holdings, Biodun Shobanjo; CEO, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole; Presidential Candidate, Young Progressive Party, Kingsley Moghalu; Presidential Candidate, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Obiageli Ezekwesili; Jumoke Adenowo; Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde; Deola Sagoe and more.
Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, The Future Awards Africa 2018 acknowledged the inspiring work and initiatives of nominees, celebrating the impact made through social enterprise and creativity in the year under review. The annual awards event celebrates a new class of innovators, philanthropists, activists, technocrats and creators promoting the shared mission of changing the African narrative.
Some of the winners at the 2018 edition are Zainab Balogun (Prize for Acting); Ahmed Musa (Prize for Sports); Simisola; Uche Kenneth (Prize for Advocacy); Chidi Ajaere (Prize for Business); Ayodele Sipasi Olalekan (Prize for Agriculture);Founders of Piggybank, Odunayo Eweniyi, Joshua Chibueze and Somtochukwu Ifezue (Prize for Technology); Emmanuel Oyeleke (Prize for Photography); Mark Angel (Prize for Comedy); Tosin ‘The Style Infidel’ Ogundadegbe (Prize for Fashion); Samson Itodo (Young Person of the Year) and many others.
Others are John Obidi (Prize for New Media); Uche Kenneth Udekwe (Prize for Advocacy); Nadine Ibrahim (Prize for screen producer); Olive Emodi (Prize for OAP TV); Itodo Anthony (University of Sussex Prize for Education; Temi Marcella Awogboro (Prize for Professional Service); Daniel Philemon Saradau (Prize for Public service); Linus Unah (Prize for Journalism); Adebola Kekere Ekun (Prize for Creativity) and Foluwake Folustorms Ogunkeye (Tosyn Bucknor Prize for OAP Radio).
The Future Awards Africa 2018 was powered by The Future Project, Guaranty Trust Bank, and H20h.
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq is a Journalist, Political Analyst and Satirist with major interest in Nigerian Politics, Governance and Sports.