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The Future Awards Africa launches Nigeria’s New Tribe campaign; Calls for Nominations   

TFAA 2017

 

 

The Future Awards Africa, Nigeria’s foremost Awards event, today announced its call for nomination of young Africans with outstanding achievements in 2017.

Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, this year’s edition seeks to acknowledge inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and innovation. Beyond tribal lines, tunic differences and religious affiliations, they are united by the possibilities of their talent, commitment to hard work and driven by achievement in impacting the economy, society and rewriting the African narrative.

DENRELE SONARIWO

In the last twelve years, the Awards have been a catalyst towards building a new tribe of citizens who are bound by their potentials, relentless hard work and united by their soaring achievements.

 

With the first franchise set to be unveiled in Ghana, the awards will find young

Africans who understand that the future can only be shaped by ideas and secured by action that seeks to elevate and unify, placing The Future Awards Africa as the ultimate soapbox for their unconventional points of view.

 

Understanding the true value of these innovators, the public can nominate unorthodox persons, community advocates, creators and pioneers from their communities between the ages of 18 – 31 in 21 categories ranging from social activism and business to media and entertainment.

TOSIN AJIBADE, Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media

Persons eligible for nomination must have made the considerable impact within Nigeria and/or globally within the last year and must have easily accessible documentation of their achievements.

 

The categories for the 2017 TFAA are:

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion and Design

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Business

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sports

 

University of Sussex & The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

 

The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for New Media

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media Enterprise

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts & Culture

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture

 

The Edwin George Prize for Photography

 

The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Journalism

 

The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (visual)

 

The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (audio)

 

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

 

 

Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA. The official hashtags for 2017 are #NigeriasNewTribe and #TFAA2017.

 

Click the link to watch video from the 2016 edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwUiPQhpWUM

 

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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 1550 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, YMonitor.org presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’.

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 Kabagambe.

About Red Media Africa

Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and lead in their industries.

It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

It has been recognised with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.

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