As the world comes to Abuja, Nigeria; The Future Awards Africa 2014 is launched at SHAPE Africa … Nominations end on June 12

The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 has been formally launched – it
was launched at the closing gala for SHAPE Africa 2014 in Abuja on
Tuesday, 7 May, just before the World Economic Forum on Africa begins.
This will be the 9th season of the awards.

“As the world focuses on Africa, with global leaders weighing in on our
most pressing solutions; we are excited to launch yet another season of
the premier event for Africa’s young leaders,” said Adebola Williams,
who is co-founder of the awards.

“The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has, this year, fully
expanded its mission across the continent, to identify exceptional young
leaders, celebrate their achievements, and present them as leading the
new set of young Africans who will be shaping the future of Africa and
the world.â€

Nominations have now opened. Below are the categories:

The Future Awards Prize in Advocacy
The Future Awards Prize in Agriculture
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
The Future Awards Prize in Community Action
The Future Awards Prize in Education
The Future Awards Prize in Enterprise Support
The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment
The Future Awards Prize in Public Service
The Future Awards Prize in Technology
The Future Awards Prize for African Young Person of the Year.

Nominees must be of African origin, and be aged 18 – 31. To nominate, go
to or send an email to If Internet access is a problem, send
an SMS to +234 802 222 6712.

The awards has also been expanded to The Future Africa Awards & Summit,
a 2-day ideas-fest, where the continent’s most influential leaders and
institutions with portfolios on youth will gather to chart immediate
action-points for expansion of jobs and opportunities, as well as good
governance and citizen engagement.

“This is the largest home-grown network of policy-makers, business
people, and other stakeholders in Young Africa,” said Williams.

The official media campaign for the season will be unveiled at noon on
Monday, 12 May. The Board of Judges and Independent Audit Committee
selecting the award winners will be unveiled shortly after.

The Future Africa Awards 2014 is supported by Microsoft, the US
Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are
EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Cool FM and Y! Africa. Official Online
Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, and LIB. The official bloggers for
2014 are Omojuwa, Olorisupergal and Channels Television is
the host station for Nigeria.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website The official hashtags for 2014 are
#TFAAS2014 and #TheFutureAfrica.


20140508-215754.jpg The launch

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