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