Fourteen years down the line of celebrating outstanding performances of young people between ages 18-31 across Africa, The Future Awards Africa 2019 held again at The Balmore, Federal Palace, Victoria Island on the 24th of November, 2019.
The theme for this year was ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, meaning that despite the tribal lines, tunic differences and religious affiliations, Nigerians are united by their talent, commitment to hard work and their achievements in impacting the economy, society and rewriting the African narrative.
“This Is Nigeria” crooner Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz and Nollywood actress Toni Tones, hosted the ceremony with the support of recently concluded BBNaija ‘pepper dem’ housemate, Khafi and social media comedian, Temisan Emmanuel.
Winning the biggest prizes for The Future Awards Africa 2019, was Afropop musician, Burna Boy who clinched the award for The Young Person of the Year and The Future Award Prize for Music.
A-list artistes Teni, Falz, Wurld and Johnny Drille were also contenders for The Future Award Prize for Music category, while Timini Egbuson won The Future Awards Prize For Acting.
For fighting the good fight to end the silence of victims of sexual abuse, BBC Journalist, Kiki Mordi and celebrity photographer, Busola Dakolo were recognized.
The Future Awards Africa 2019, had special appearances from The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Special Adviser to the President on Ease Of Doing Business, Jumoke Oduwole.
The guests were entertained with mind-blowing performances from singer Timi Dakolo and Johnny Drille. The Kabusa Oriental Choir also thrilled the audience with their unique delivery of some popular Nigerian songs.
Here’s a list of winners for The Future Awards Africa 2019;
The Future Awards Africa Prize For Young Person Of The Year- Burna Boy
Prize for Film Making –Dare Olaitan
The Future Awards Prize for Business-Emmanuel Ademola Ayilara
The winner of the Future Award Prize for Sports-Israel Adesanya
The Future Award Prize for Technology- Zang Luka Bot
The Future Award Prize for Literature –Otosirieze Obi-Young
Prize for Professional Service –Bukky Akomolafe
The Future Award Prize for Public Service winner –Adetola Onayemi
The winner of Future Awards Prize for Journalism – Shola Lawal
The winner of the Future Award Prize for Education – Olaseni Cole
The winner of the Future Award Prize for Arts – Ken Nwadiogbu
The Future Award Prize for Photography winner –Tolani Alli
The Future Awards Prize for OAP (Audio/Visual) – Simi Drey
The winner of the Future Award Prize for Fashion –Tubobereni Sandra
The winner of the Future Award Prize for Advocacy – Hamzat Lawal
The winner of the Future Award Prize for Music –Burna Boy
The Future Awards Prize for Acting –Timini Egbuson