The 8th edition of the Future Awards Africa took place at Aztech Arcum, Port Harcourt.
The hosts for the event were Rapper Vector and OAP Toke Makinwa. The event was hosted by the River State Government.
Guests in attendance include Julius Agwu, Timi Dakolo, O. C Ukeje, Vector, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Gbenro Ajibade, Jesse Jagz, Isio Wanogho, Isoken and others.
The first set of awards was presented by Isio Wanogho and Charles Obi
PRIZE IN ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM – ORODOE RYAN OKPU
PRIZE IN COMMUNITY ACTION – IFE ADEBAYO
PRIZE IN EDUCATION – OTTO ORANDAAM
The second set of awards was presented by Ijeoma Of British Council and Ace Comedian Julius Agwu
PRIZE IN JOURNALISM – TOYOSI OGUNSEYE
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS – UCHE PEDRO OF BELLANAIJA
PRIZE IN NEW MEDIA – KINGSLEY EZEANI OF INFORMATION NIGERIA
TONY ELEMELU PRIZE IN BUSINESS – SAHEED JUMAH
PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE – PRECIOUS PETER NWEKE
PRIZE IN ENTERPRISE SUPPORT – JOBBERMAN
Timi Dakolo performed and also dedicated a song to the late Icon Nelson Mandela.
PRIZE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY – HUGO OBI
PRIZE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICE – KAYODE YEMENU
PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE – DR. ADANNA CHUKWUMA
Adebola Williams and Commissioner of Rivers State presented the next set of awards.
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR – ASHISH J. THAKKAR (UGANDA). Ashish called in during the awards to express his gratitude and also thanked the organizers of The Future Awards. He was in Brazil during the time of his call.
The next set was of awards was presented by Lala Akindoju and Gbenro Ajibade.
PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT TALENT – O.C UKEJE
PRIZE IN ARTS AND CULTURE – KENNETH GYANG ( Same guy who produced the popular movie Confusion Na Wa. The movie Confusion Na Wa has more than six awards this year alone. Congrats Kenneth)
PRIZE IN FASHION AND STYLE – AISHA BELLO