The Future Awards 2019- The 14th edition of The Future Awards Africa is set to take place in November and this year edition will once again reward excellence and service among youth between the ages of 18 and 31.
Naij Mobile brings you everything you need to know about this year’s event but
before we begin, let’s go back to history lane.
The Future Awards Africa, What is it all about?
The Future Awards Africa (previously known as The Future Awards) are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise communications firm affiliated to Red Africa. The awards celebrate young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made remarkable achievements in the year under consideration.
The idea for the awards was conceived by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2005. The first edition of the Future Awards Africa was held on February 6, 2006, at the Muson Centre in Lagos. Enough of the history class, let’s jump into the juicy info.
The Future Awards 2019: Date and Venue
The years’ event is set to take place in November, however, there is no official date yet. In regards to the venue, the Future award 2019 will be held in Lagos. There is no specific date and venue yet so keep tabs on Naij Mobile to get the latest info about it.
The Future Awards 2019: Nominees
Themed, Nigeria’s New Tribe, the nominees for the Future Awards 2019 represent outstanding young talents, innovators, entrepreneurs and community advocates in various industries who are breaking boundaries. Below are nominees for the 2019 Future Awards.
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ACTING
This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them within the year in view.
- Timini Egbuson (32)
- Bimbo Ademoye (28)
- Bandele ‘Baaj’ Adebule (30)
- Sharon Ooja (28)
- Fatima Washa Abdullahi (26)
- Moshood Fattah (28)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR AGRICULTURE
This award recognizes the contributions of entrepreneurs, advocates, or professionals who have demonstrated commitment and made a measurable impact in the field of agriculture, and agro-related causes.
- Emmanuel Maduka (24)
- Chiamaka Ndukwu Theresa and Kenneth Okonkwo (25/25)
- Uka Eje (29)
- Divine-Love Akam (24)
- Rotimi Olawale (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ADVOCACY
This award recognizes individual contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.
- Hamzat Lawal (32)
- Bright Jaja (29)
- Uchechi ‘Ucy’ Rochas (27)
- Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti (30)
- Funke Adeoye (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ARTS (VISUAL & APPLIED)
This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in view.
- Arinze Stanley (26)
- Ken Nwadiogbu (25)
- Dipo Doherty (28)
- Olarinde Olayemi Ayanfeoluwa (22)
- Olabanke Subair (28)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION
This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals (project based) to community building in different fields within the year in view. This category is open to public voting. Vote Here- https://awards.thefutureafrica.com/vote
- Abdulazeez Kaltumi (27)
- Yetunde Fadeyi (27)
- Kelechukwu Nwachukwu Lucky (25)
- Tony Joy (27)
- Akpobi Elvis (31)
- Isaac Success (28)
- Stephen Teru (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FILM-MAKING
This award recognizes the contributions of professionals within the film industry towards improving the craft of film making and influencing global audiences within the year in view.
- Kayode Kasum (28)
- Dare Olaitan (28)
- Chinney Love Eze (31)
- Rahama Sadau (26)
- Uche Odoh (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
This award recognizes the personal and professional achievements of young writers within the year in view.
- Akwaeke Emezi (32)
- Ijeoma Umebinyuo (30)
- Lanaire Aderemi (20)
- Oyinkan Braithwaite (31)
- Otosirieze Obi-Young (25)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MEDIA
This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact in the advancement and evolution of traditional and new media in the year in vie
- Peace Itimi (24)
- Paul Alasiri (27)
- Edirin Edewor (28)
- Samuel Ajiboye (28)
- Tosin Olaseinde (31)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MUSIC
This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in view
Teniola Apata (26)
Damini Ebunoluwa ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu (28)
Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana (29)
John ‘Johnny Drille’ Ighodalo (29)
Sadiq ‘Wurld’ Onifade (32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view
- Bukky Akomolafe (31)
- Adesola Ade-Unuigbe (28)
- Yinka Iyinolakan (30)
- Onoriode Reginald Aziza (27)
- Peter Tega Oghenejobo (32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR OAP (VISUAL & AUDIO)
This award recognizes individuals who have amassed considerable influence in their field and have used this influence to effect social change within the year in view
- Osato ‘EDK’ Edokpayi (27)
- Huisaina ‘Dashen’ Usman (31)
- Mayowa Ogundele – Adegoke (30)
- Simi ‘Drey’Adejumo (21)
- Sandra Ezekwesili (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
This award is given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in public service sector within the year in view (excluding politics)
- Adetola Onayemi (28)
- Ibijoke Faborede (31)
- Moses Onalapo (29)
- Dr Achama Eluwa (31)
- Fehintola Ajogbasile and Judith Oguzie (27/32)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR SPORTS
This category is awarded to sportsmen and women in various disciplines who have excelled in local and international sport and brought glory to themselves and the nation in the year in view
- Al-farouq Aminu (29)
- Georgia Oboh (18)
- Eseoghene Oguma (21)
- Samuel Chukwueze (23)
- Israel Adesanya (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR EDUCATION
This award is given to a tutor, administrator or educator who has recorded measurable impact in advancing education through advocacy, innovation, and education development in Nigeria
- Olaseni Cole (32)
- Omozino Eguh (28)
- Eyitayo Ogunmola (31)
- Seyi Oluyole (27)
- Farida Kabir (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR TECHNOLOGY
This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who has contributed to the advancement and application of technology either for personal gain, professional advancement, charitable causes or administrative duties within the year in view
- Chinedu Azodoh/ Adetayo Bamiro (29/32)
- Zang Luka Bot (28)
- Muhammad Salisu Abdullahi (28)
- Timothy Adeleye (25)
- Funfere Koroye (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FASHION
This award rewards the work of individual(s) in the fashion industry who has impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work within the year in view.
- Andrea Iyamah (26)
- Derin Fabikun (29)
- Tuboboreni Sandrah (28)
- Osemwengie Victor Odion (31)
- Kenneth Izedonmwen (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BUSINESS
This award is conferred on an entrepreneur who has founded, led and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable growth and/or success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.
- Adekunle Hassan (31)
- Obi Ozor (30)
- Chika Madubuko (30)
- Olawale Ayilara (31)
- Tiwalola Olanubi (31)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR 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.
- Aisha Salaudeen (25)
- Joey Akan (28)
- Ayodeji Rotinwa (29)
- Shola Lawal (25)
- Kiki Mordi (28)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
This award recognizes the contributions of Nigerian portrait, wedding, fashion and documentary photographers to the art form and creative endeavors as a whole. It rewards the most impactful photographer within the year in view.
- Adah Clarence (30)
- Yemi Ajala (31)
- Praise Nnemeka (21)
- Stephen Tayo (25)
- Tolani Alli (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR – Full list to be unveiled in a press release November 4, 2019
Debo Ogundoyin (32)
Kenneth Udekwe (32)
Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu (28)
Read the profile of the nominees here
The Future Awards Africa 2019- Who’s the host?
The host for this years’ award is Temisan Emmanuel and Big Brother Naija star, Khafi Kareem.
The Future Awards 2019- Which artists will be performing?
There is nothing official yet but a little bird told me Teni and Mayorkun might be performing.