Monday, 5 December 2016

Wizkid, Mr. Eazi, Arese Ugwu, Somkele Idhalama, Odion Ighodalo, DJ Cuppy & More Nominated for the ‘The Future Awards Africa’ 2016




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If you’re reading this, you were probably told in your early years, that you are the future leader of tomorrow.

Well, tomorrow is today! A couple of hours ago, The Future Awards Africa, Africa’s biggest youth event revealed its nominees, aged 18 – 32, for its awards that reward hard work, talent and achievement.
These are the key players, shaping the future, of today, in technology, arts & culture, business, fashion and every other sphere of our lives.
“It goes without saying that we have had one of the most difficult years in our history. The days are bleak. But the stories of these nominees, and their work helps me remember that through the concrete roses will grow. We can still bloom. It is not over!,” said Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chairman, Central Working Committee, The Future Awards Africa.
The last word perhaps.
Here are the nominees… Remember these names!
CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Acting
Adesuwa Etomi, 30
Somkele Iyamah Idhalama, 28
Rahama Sadau, 24
Seun Ajayi, 31
Daniel K. Daniel, 30
CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion
Adebayo Oke-Lawal, 26
Wanger Ayu, 30
Ogugua Okonkwo, 29
Jane Micheal Ekanem, 30
Sandra Itu, 28
CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty
Joycee Awojoodu, 28
Kehinde Smith, 25
Iroghama B. Obuoforibo, 31
Olajide David ‘ST.OLA’ Okerayi, 25
Theodora ‘Doranne’ Anne Mogo, 27
CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music
Yemi Alade, 27
Oluwatosin ‘Mr Eazi’ Ajibade, 25
Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, 26
Oluwatobiloba “Kiss Danielz” Daniel Anidugbe, 23
Augustine ‘Tekno’ Miles Kelechi, 22 
CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Professional Service
Ify Afe, 29
Kenneth Okwor, 24
Solomon Ojeagbase, 30
Dr Salihu Dasuki Nakande, 29
Chidiogo Akunyili, 31
CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Business
Seun Sangoleye, 30
Yasmin Bello-Osagie/Afua Osei, 27/29
Seyi Abolaji, 32
Ifeanyi Orajaka, 28
Affiong William, 30
CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports
Seye Ogunlewe, 25
Odion Ighalo, 27
Omolayo Bose, 27
Kehinde Paul, 28
Kelechi Promise Iheanacho, 20
CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education
Olumide Ogunlana and Chukwuwezam Obanor, 26/27
Ezeakor Chineye, 28
Arese Ugwu, 31
Godwin Benson, 27
Izunna Okafor, 22
CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology
Shola Akinlade, 31
Olaniran Abiola, 27
Oluyomi Ojo, 25
Andrew Airelobhegbei, 23
Dele Bakare, 27‎
CATEGORY 10: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for New Media
Tosin Ajibade, 29
Femi Bakare and Adeyeri Michael, 26/27
Ebenezer Wikina, 23
Bizzle Osikoya, 30
Bashir Ahmed, 25
CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media Enterprise
Bankole Oluwafemi, 29
Adaora Mbelu, 30
Bidemi Zakariyau, 27
Fatima Togbe, 29
Samuel Ajiboye, 25
CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
Asuquo Ekpenyong, 31
Aliyu Giwa, 31
Esther Agbarakwe, 31
Obieze Nwanna Nzewunwa, 31
Ruqayya Nasir Sani, 28
CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts & Culture
Emmanuel Oyeleke, 29
Ndidi Emiefele, 29
Aderenle Sonariwo, 29
Osa Okunkpolor, 27
Eniola Idera Wunmi, 23
CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional
Obi “DJ Obi” Ajuonuma, 26
Florence “DJ Cuppy” Ifeoluwa Otedola, 24
Evans Akanno, 27
Isioma Osaje, 25
George Okoro, 30
CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy
Wadi Ben-Hiki, 19
Bukola Bolarinwa, 28
Samson Itodo, 30
Toks Bakare, 31
Imrana Alhaji Buba, 23
CATEGORY 16: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
Julius Adewopo, 31
Abamu Joseph, 25
Shola Ladoja, 31
Hamman Yerima Wabi, 24
Ronke Aderinoye, 30
CATEGORY 17: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Screen Producer
Chukwuka Egorh/James Omokwe, 28/32
Mary Remmy Njoku, 31
Asurf Oluseyi, 32
Adeola Oshikojo, 30
Usman Ahmad Kabara, 31
CATEGORY 18: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Journalism
Fisayo Soyombo, 27
Eromo Egbejule, 26
Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, 31
Yemisi Adegoke, 28
Chika Sandra Oduah, 30
CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (Visual)
Bolanle Olukanni, 27
Stephanie Coker, 27
Ehis Okoguale, 29
Chukwuebuka ‘Chuey chu’ Okoye, 25
Victor Mathias, 29

CATEGORY 20: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (Audio)
Rolake Bello, 30
Ayo Thomson, 28
Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman, (Mowiz), 29
Oluwakemi ‘Kemi Smallz’ Itari Catherine, 28
Jennifer Nzewunwah, 30
CATEGORY 21: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
Mark Okoye, 30
Ayodeji Ibrahim ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, 27
John Boyega, 24
Iyeh Kennedy, 21
Dr. Oluwo Adedunmola, 24
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The 11th edition of The Future Awards Africa will hold on Sunday, December 18th 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria. Tell us how you are shaping the future and share your contribution as a key player in Nigeria’s future and Africa’s destiny. Tweet at us with your messages or videos using these hashtags #ShapingTheFuture #KeyPlayerTFAA2016 #TFAA2016
The Future Awards Africa 2016 is powered by RED. Official Media Partners areCNN, Ebony Life TV, Channels TV, BellaNaija, LindaIkeji, Africa Magic, Wazobia FM, Cool FM, Nigeria Info and YNaija.
For more information, visit awards.thefutureafrica.com. Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA. The official hashtags for 2016 is #TFAA2016
Photo credit: Kelechi Amadi-Obi Studios





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