Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa 2014 which held yesterday at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel, was an unforgettable evening of inspiration.
The awards which were hosted by Iyanya, Osas Ighodaro, Ice Prince and Flavia saw 10 outstanding individuals rewarded for their excellent work across different fields: business, entertainment, politics, science and technology and education.
A star highlight of the evening was the final phase of TFAA’s #STOPEBOLA campaign, which was held via an auction on a custom piece by A-List haute couture designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. Blogger, Linda Ikeji bid a whopping sum of 1Million Naira on the dress and the proceeds will go to the UN Ebola Response Fund.
The event was also graced by high-profile personalities in persons of President Goodluck Jonathan, represented by Honourable Minister for Youth Development, Boni Haruna, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Dr, Oby Ezekwesili, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Banky W, Funke Akindele, Seyi Shay, to name a few.
The winners of the coveted awards on the night were:
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year [Endowed by UBA]
Sangu Delle, Ghana, 27
The TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support
Bunmi Otegbade, Nigeria, 27
The TFAA Prize in Entertainment
Nasibu Abdul Juma (Diamond), Tanzania, 24,
The TFAA Prize in Technology [Endowed by Etisalat]
Joshua Okello, Uganda, 23
The Stella Adadevoh Prize in Public Service
Lukman Jaji, Nigeria, 30
The TFAA Prize in Community Action
Jake Okechukwu, Nigeria, 24
The TFAA Prize in Agriculture
Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim, Kenya, 24/24
The TFAA Prize in Education [Endowed by Access Bank]
Philip Obaji Jr., Nigeria, 29
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
Andrew Mupuya, Uganda, 22
The TFAA Prize in Advocacy
Kennedy Odede, Kenya, 29
The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Access Bank and UBA. It is presented in partnership with Etisalat, 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 The Trent, Information Nigeria, News Wire Nigeria, SabiNews, GHJOY and Pulse.ng. Buzz Partners are Style Vitae, StyleMeAfrica, Fashpa.com, FAP and LagosLaidbac.
Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.