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Trevoh Noah, Olamide, Yemi Alade, ‘Cassper Nyovest’, others unveiled as Africa’s heroes by The Future Awards Africa 2015

Following the announcement of nominees for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2015 in a continent-wide broadcast on EbonyLife TV and Channels TV on November 22nd, 2015, the awards have unveiled photos of the nominees today in an exciting art campaign with Comic Republic.

The 50 young Africans who are the nominees for the 2015 season – with nominees from 11 countries across Africa- are an inspiring mix of superstars like television host Trevor Noah (South Africa), singer Yemi Alade (Nigeria) and change makers such as Botswansian Queen Baboloki and Segawa Patrick (Uganda).

The comic illustrations, created by Comic Republic, a comic start up
passionate about expiring young Africans through comics, plays on the
nominees’ individual story arcs, as well as TFAA’s tradition of
inspiring the continent through enterprise and industry.

“Superheroes don’t always have to be fictional,” said Eduvia Oyaide of
Comic Republic. “We are inspired by the incredible work of TFAA over 10
years and then by 2015 crop of nominees who represent Africa’s youth
population making extraordinary efforts to better their communities. We
imagine this set of future leaders, thinkers and innovators as
superheroes who have come to reclaim and rewrite the narrative of the
African continent.

“We are happy to partner with Africa’s most prestigious youth event in
celebrating Africa’s next set of leaders.”

This year’s nominees, following an open call for nominations, come from
across Kenya, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria,
Gambia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Cameroon.
Edmund Duodu Atweri - The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
The nominees participated in a judging process supervised by a jury
including the Board of Judges and an Independent Audit Committee.

Meet The Future Awards Africa Class of 2015:

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy & Activism
1.Anoziva Marindire (Zimbabwe)
2. Olumayowa Okediran (Nigeria)
3. Segawa Patrick (Uganda)
4.Sakar Uchechukwu (Nigeria)
5. Queen Baboloki (Botswana)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education
1. Josephine Marie Goodwill (Ghana)
2.Abena Agyemang (Ghana)
3. Cynthia Onwuchuruba (Nigeria)
4.Lily Kudzro (Ghana)
5. Maccathy Lomotey (Ghana)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support
1. Clarisse Iribagize. (Rwanda)
2.Enow Awah Georges Stevens (Ghana)
3.Olufunbi Falayi (Nigeria)
4.Catherine Mahugu (Kenya)
5. Venuste Kubwimana (Kenya)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
1.Edmund Duodu Antwerp (Ghana)
2.Kelvin Mutize (Zimbabwe)
3. Elijah Amoo Addy (Ghana)
4. Felix Richard Manyogote (Tanzania)
5. Daniel Nii Adom Oodnkor (Ghana)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology
1. Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza (Ghana)
2. Joshua Ihejiamaizu (Nigeria)
3. Abiola Olaniran (Nigeria)
4. Duran De Villiers (South Africa)
5. Arthur Zang (Cameroon)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment

1. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
2. Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
3.Refiloe Maele “Cassper Nyovest” Phoolo (South Africa)
4. Olamide “Badoo” Ayodeji (Nigeria)
5.Anne Kansiime (Uganda)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
1.Witness Sanga (Tanzania)
2. David Asiamah (Ghana)
3. Fanka A. Yenah (Cameroon)
4. Momarr Mass Taal (Gambia)
5.Lawrence Afere (Nigeria)

The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
1.Samuel Malinga (Uganda)
2.Kasope Ladipo-Ajai (Kenya)
3.Evans Wadongo (Kenya)
4. Titus Mawano (Uganda)
5.Ali-shah Jivraj (Uganda)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
1.Nkechi Okwuone (Nigeria)
2.Obiefule Iroabueke (Nigeria)
3.Emmanuel N. B. Flomo (Liberia)
4. Lefatshe Anna Moagi (South Africa)
5.Sakaja Johnson (Kenya)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
1 Adesoji Solanke (Nigeria)
2 Teresa Mbagaya (Kenya)
3. Barclay Okari (Kenya)
4 Philip Obaji Jnr. (Nigeria)
5 Trevor Noah (South Africa)

Illustrations by Comic Republic, a comic start up passionate about youth
empowerment through comics.
Read their comics free on www.thecomicrepublic.com

Profiles of the nominees are now available on the awards website –
awards.thefutureafrica.com.

The Future Awards Africa 2015 – the 10th anniversary – will hold on
Sunday, 6 December, 2015. It is powered by RED and held in partnership
with the Ford Foundation, Microsoft, the US Consulate, the Canadian High
Commission Nigeria and The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Broadcast partners
are Africa Magic, Channels TV and EbonyLife TV.

More information about the awards can be found on
awards.thefutureafrica.com or on Twitter/Instagram via @tfaafrica. The
official hashtags are #TFAA10 and #AfricaNeedsYou.

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