The British High Commission in Nigeria hosted winners and nominees of The Future Awards Africa 2015 to a reception at his residence on Monday 7 December, 2015. The reception was anchored at the residence of the British Deputy High Commission, Ray Kyles and was a follow up to the awards event which held on Sunday December 6 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Future Awards Africa celebrated 10 years of spotlighting individuals across Africa who are impacting and inspiring their community and the continent as a whole.
The award hosted by Bonang Matheba and Dare Art-Alade witnessed a powerful rendition of the National Anthem performed by Niyola, Chidinma and OC Ukeje. Highlights of the event include performances from D’banj,Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, HarrySong and Darey who performed his widely popular song, Pray for me.
Guests in attendance at the award celebration include the Kaduna governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai; GMD of Access Bank Herbert Wigwe, ED of Sahara Group Tonye Cole, CEO of EbonyLife TV Mo Abudu, CEO of Terra Kulture Bolanle Austen-Peters, MD of Bank of Industry Rasheed Olaoluwa, West Africa Rep for the Ford Foundation Innocent Chukwuma, the Deputy governor of Imo, amongst others.
“We at the British High Commission understand the importance of recognizing the great work that young Africans are doing and the work that The Future Awards Africa is doing,” Kyles said. “Africa must develop Africa and we are here to support.”
The winners were drawn from Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Liberia and Uganda.
The TFAA2015 was presented by RED and UBA, and held with support from the British High Commission, Ford Foundation, Microsoft, the US Consulate, the Canadian High Commission, Sterling Bank, Bank of Industry and The Tony Elumelu Foundation.