Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2014 has announced the performers for its 2014 edition, and from Paris, one of Africa’s biggest exports to the world, Asa is leading the pack.
Paris-based, Nigeria’s most successful music export of this decade, ASA and arguably the foremost breakout artiste of the year, YEMI ALADE.
Described by CNN as ‘an African pop legend in the making’, Asa recently released her third album, ‘BED OF STONE’, which has arnered rave reviews across the world, will be performing songs from it exclusively at TFAA 2014. She will be joined by multi-award winning singer, Iyanya and 2014’s breakout artiste, Yemi Alade, who debuted
‘KING OF QUEENS’ this year, with her music crossing borders through collaborations with the likes of Tanzania’s most successful artiste,Diamond Platnumz.
“Also on the stage at the awards will be pop culture icons including Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Banky W and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi,” said designer Ohimai Atafo, who is Chair of the Central Working Committee for the awards. “They will be driving the content of the awards through calls to action and award presentations.”
It will be recalled that, last week, the organisers announced the four anchors for the event: Nigeria’s Ice Prince, Iyanya and Osas Ighodaro alongside Ugandan Channel O VJ, Flavia Tuminise.
HOSTING THE RED CARPET WILL BE AFRICA’S IT GIRLS ON TELEVISION, BOLANLE OLUKANNI and ZAINAB BALOGUN of EbonyLife TV. They will be joined by fashion bloggers, Denola Adepetun and Zina Anumudu of StyleVitae who have defined the culture for fashion over the past year.
The Future Awards Africa 2014 will be broadcast live, primetime, on perennially award-winning TV station, Channels Television – from 7.30 – 9.30pm.
The black-tie event holds on Sunday, 7 December at the Intercontinental Hotels in Lagos, Nigeria. It is strictly by invitation.
The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Vitafoam and presented in partnership with Microsoft, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija and 360nobs.
The official bloggers for 2014 are LindaIkeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Ameyaw, NigeriaNewsDesk and GidiTraffic. Country partners are RedBox Africa, The Trent, Information Nigeria, News Wire Nigeria, SabiNews and Pulse.ng. Buzz Partners are Style Vitae, StyleMeAfrica, Fashpa.com & FAP.
Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.
For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter/Instagram or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards . The official hashtags for the 2014 awards are #TheFutureAwards and #TheFutureAwards2014.
ABOUT THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA
The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1500 nominees since its first edition in 2006.
It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.
Our projects include Aiki.ng, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, The m-Hub, The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Africa Awards & Summit, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’.
With a network of funders and partners including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the US Government, First Bank, MTN, HP, the Nigerian Government and the British Council, our work has spanned Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Kenya.
Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including the Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne