Nominees for the 8th annual awards are out. The awards will be held at 5pm at Aztech Archum in Port Harcourt this Friday, the 20th of December and will be presented by founders Chude and Adebola with the Africa Young Person of the Year Award to be presented by the CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Dr. Wiebe Boer.
The Future Awards Africa, described by the World Bank as ‘The Nobel Prize for young Africans’, recognises and rewards the success and achievements of young people aged between 18 and 31 living in Africa.
In just eight years, the Awards have produced over 120 winners and 1,200 nominees in Nigeria. This year the awards go pan-African for the first time with 85 young Africans from countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Liberia all nominated to receive awards. The Awards are presented in partnership with Microsoft, the British Council, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Youth Development, the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Access Bank.
See the list below
Young Person Of The Year – The Africa Prize
This prize is given in partnership with the African Union Commission (AU) and is awarded to a young African whose work sets him or her apart as a role model, setting the pace for other young leaders on the continent. The 10 nominees automatically qualify as part of the 50 Young Africans Making a Difference on the Continent to be celebrated by the AU at its 50th Anniversary Celebration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October, 2013.
- LUDWICK MARISHANE – SOUTH AFRICA (22)
- WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA – MALAWI (25)
- ASHISH J. THAKKAR – UGANDA (32)
- SARAN KABA JONES – LIBERIA (31)
- MOCTAR DEMBÉLÉ – BURKINA FASO (22)
- GRACE IHEJIAMAIZU – NIGERIA (22)
- PATRICK NGOWI – TANZANIA (28)
- PETER OKOYE AND PAUL OKOYE (PSQUARE) – NIGERIA (31)
- FOGLABENCHI LILY HARITU – CAMEROON (27)
- KARIUKI GATHITU – KENYA (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM
This award is given to a young person who has demonstrated exceptional vision, passion, and commitment to a social or developmental cause and made a measurable impact on lives.
- Anu Olusola (27)
- Jake Okechukwu (25)
- Orode Uduaghan-Okpu (24)
- Tobore Oro Edema (24)
- Maryam Augie (28)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
This award is given to a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who has distinguished herself or himself and achieved a measurable breakthrough in the field of science and technology.
- Modestus Chijoke Idoko (20)
- Chikezie Nwaoha (29)
- Yewande Akinola (28)
- Chuka Ofili (31), Emotu Balogun (27), Kene Udeze (24), and Clive Ayonye (23)
- Hugo Obi (32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN COMMUNITY ACTION
This award is given to a young person who has remarkably changed the lives of a community or communities.
- Rita Omovbude (32)
- Bolajoko Fadipe (30)
- Dr. Okeke Kanayo (30)
- Monica Onuoha (30)
- Ife Adebayo (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN NEW MEDIA
This award is given to a young person who is reaching new frontiers as an innovator, publisher, business owner, entrepreneur, or professional in new media.
- Kingsley Ezeani (23)
- Ediong Umoh (26)
- John Obidi (27)
- Modupeola Abiola (31)
- Fifehanmi Bankole (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT TALENT
This award is given to a young person in the entertainment industry who has recorded remarkable achievement in music, acting, dance, television, and other fields of entertainment.
- Ice Prince (28)
- OC Ukeje (32)
- Iyanya (27)
- Omawumi (31)
- El Mafrex (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISE
This award is given in conjunction with the British Council and it is now called ‘The British Council and The Future Awards Africa Prize for The International Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year’. It is awarded to a young person working in the media who stands out among his or her peers, demonstrates entrepreneurial and leadership abilities, potential to change his or her sector, market awareness, and understanding.
· Uche Pedro
· Lydia Sobogun
· Kenneth Gyang
· Olawale Adetula
· Kemi Adetiba
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN JOURNALISM
This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who has demonstrated excellence in the work of telling of stories and bringing the news to the public.
- Ugochi Anyaka (29)
- Monica Mark (29)
- Toyosi Ogunseye (29)
- Ben Ezeamalu (30)
- Jude Zoho (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN BUSINESS
This award is given to an entrepreneur who has demonstrated extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to running a business enterprise, and recorded measurable business success in terms of growth (profit, market share, employees) and/or in terms of his or her reputation (creativity, quality, and aesthetic).
- Saheed Jumar (28)
- Gbenga Ogunmakinde (28)
- Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola (28)
- Nonyelum Ibeh (27)
- Melody Okwuazu (22)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
This award is given to a professional or technocrat who has made outstanding contribution in public service.
- Blessing Liman (29)
- Fareeda Ibrahim (29)
- Dr. Adanna Chukwuma (31)
- Joycee Awojoodu (27)
- Ekong Ekong Imona (32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
This award is given to a professional or a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the private sector.
- Barbara Iyayi (32)
- Osita Abana (28)
- Adim Isiakpona (28)
- Kayode Temenu (29)
- Jadesola Osiberu (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE
This award is given to an entrepreneur, advocate, or professional who has demonstrated vision, leadership, and commitment and made a measurable impact in the field of agriculture, and agro-related causes and organisations.
- Zanau Hassan Maikasuwa (31)
- Olawale Isaiah Ojo (24)
- Precious Peter Nweke (31)
- Abraham Ojoh (22)
- Adbdulazeez Yusuf (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN FASHION & STYLE
This award is given to a young person who has demonstrated measurable achievement in the field of fashion and style. This includes designers, photographers, models, stylists, make-up artistes, entrepreneurs, and business owners.
- Vera Akporeha (23)
- Wanger Ayu (26)
- Yomi Makun (27)
- Agbani Darego (31)
- Aisha Bello (24)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ARTS & CULTURE
This award recognizes extraordinary achievement in the promotion and the preservation of the best of our arts and culture. This includes young creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, artists, film makers, and cartoonists.
- Toyin Odutola (28)
- Njideka Akunyili (30)
- Anthony Anth Ezeokoye (30)
- Kenneth Gyang (27)
- Ishaya Bako (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ENTERPRISE SUPPORT
This award is given to a young person(s) who has excelled in running a business or organisation whose service or work enhances supports or provides solutions for SMEs.
- Isoken Ogiewonyi (26) and Wonuola Odunsi (29)
- Ijeoma Okeagu (30)
- Gbolahan Fagbilere (30)
- Chibuike Aguene (30)
- Ayodeji Adewunmi (29), Opeyemi Awoyemi (25), and Olalekan Olude (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN EDUCATION
This award is given to a young person who has recorded measurable impact in advancing education through advocacy, activism, innovation, enterprise, and, institution building.
- Gossy Ukanwoke (25)
- Adebayo Degbembgo (30)
- Olufunbi Falayi (27)
- Otto Orondaam (26)
- Oriahi Anderson (25)