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The Future Awards Africa 2020 Announces 145 Nominees in 20 Categories

The Future Awards Africa 2020 Announces 145 Nominees in 20 Categories

Otosirieze Obi-Young
The Future Awards Africa 2020 Announces 145 Nominees in 20 Categories

The 2020 nominees for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), the continent’s biggest youth awards, have been announced. Two of the nominees are artists we profiled here at Folio Nigeria: Eronmosele Ozah, the makeup artist awaiting confirmation of his Guinness World Record for longest makeup marathon, who is nominated in the category of Beauty; and Apaokagi “Taaooma” Maryam, the comedian, who is in the Content Creation category.

“This year’s nominated list of extraordinary and impressive young people from across Africa cuts across various fields and institutions,” said Red Media Africa COO Bukonla Adebakin. “Even in a turbulent [time] for many nations, they persisted and achieved incredible feats through determination, empathy, hard work, determination, and creativity. From movies to music, governance, and fashion, these categories encompass the youngest and brightest minds on the continent who have inspired us all, impacted policies and politics, and are positively bending the course of our societies. It is with such immense hope in the future of our content and recognition of nominees’ achievements that we unveil the class of 2020.”

Here are the nominees.

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film: This award recognizes the contributions of professionals in the film industry towards improving the craft of film making and influencing global audiences within the year in review.

  1. Johnson. E. Awolola, 28
  2. Dafe Oboro, 25
  3. Ademola Falomo, 22
  4. Dawa Thompson, 27
  5. Nora Awolowo, 27
  6. Temi Evo, 25
  7. TG Omori, 25

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation: The spectrum of new media has changed and this award recognizes the contributions of individuals or teams who have dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact using the media as a tool for advancement in their chosen fields.

  1. Debo ‘Mr Macaroni’ Adebayo, 28
  2. Babatunde ‘Ikorodu Bois’ Sanni, 23
  3. Apaokagi ‘Taaooma’ Maryam, 21
  4. Dimma Umeh, 27
  5. Winifred ‘Zeelicious Foods’ Emmanuel, 26
  6. Tomike Adeoye, 25
  7. Salem King Ibrahim, 25

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Literature: This award is given to a young person who has successfully written and published books.

  1. Romeo Oriogun, 28
  2. Tobi Eyinade, 28
  3. Tomi Adeyemi, 27
  4. Ebenezer Agu, 28
  5. Logan February, 21
  6. ‘Pemi Aguda 27
  7. Nnamdi Ehirim, 26

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Fashion: This award rewards the work of an individual(s) in the fashion industry who have impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work.

  1. Destiny Uwadiare, 21
  2. King David, 25
  3. Frank Aghuno, 25
  4. Faith Oluwajimi, 23
  5. Fisayo Longe, 27
  6. Daniel Obasi, 25
  7. Taofeek Abijako, 23

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Acting: This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them.

  1. Chimezie Imo, 27
  2. Ruby Akubueze, 23
  3. Tobi Bakare, 25
  4. Jemima Osunde, 24
  5. Jide-Kene Achufusi, 28
  6. Bukunmi Oluwasina, 26
  7. Tomiwa Tegbe, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Entrepreneurship: This award is conferred to an entrepreneur who has founded, led, and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.

  1. Akomolafe Henrich Bankole, 27
  2. Ogechukwu Alexis Obah, 28
  3. Fejiro Hanu Aigbodje, 24
  4. Barbara Okereke, 28
  5. Adetola Nola, 28
  6. Peniel Bello, 26
  7. Tracy Batta,28

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Music: This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in review.

  1. Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor, 21
  2. Adedamola ‘Fireboy’ Ade folahan, 24
  3. Florence ‘Cuppy’ Otedola, 27
  4. Zainab ‘Lady Donli’ Donli, 24
  5. Stanley ‘Omah Lay’ Didia, 23
  6. Temilade ‘Tems’ Openiyi, 25
  7. Chike-Ezekpeazu ‘CHIKE’ Osebuka, 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Art: This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance, and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in review.

  1. Chigozie Obi, 23
  2. Obayomi Anthony Ayodele, 26
  3. Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, 25
  4. Ayogu Kingsley, 26
  5. Tonia Nneji, 27
  6. Ayanfe Olarinde, 24
  7. Fawaz Oyedeji, 23

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Activism: This award recognizes an individual’s contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.

  1. Hassana Maina, 22
  2. Hajara  Kabeer Abdulfatah, 24
  3. Wilson Atumeyi, 26
  4. Aghogho Odibo, 28
  5. Richard Akuson, 27
  6. Kelechukwu Nwachukwu Lucky, 26
  7. Adenike Titilope Oladosu,  26

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Journalism: This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who have demonstrated excellence in storytelling and bringing news to the public.

  1. Aisha Salaudeen, 26
  2. Aneta Felix 27
  3. Adejumo Kabir, 23
  4. Abdulbaqi Aliyu Jari, 28
  5. Aanu Adeoye 27
  6. Solomon Elusoji, 26
  7. Victoria Sanusi 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Health And Wellness: This award recognizes the contributions of an individual or team who has dedicated themselves to making a tangible impact in health and wellness i.e. Health, Spirituality, Yoga, and/or Traditional health.

  1. Elizabeth Ita, 25
  2. Nanahawau Kolawole 24
  3. Victor Ugo 28
  4. Amanda Iheme 27
  5. Chioma Nwakanma 28
  6. Chioma Nwosu, 26
  7. Daniel D. Faleti, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Disruption: This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who have contributed to the advancement and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) either for personal gain, professional advancement, charity or administrative duties within the year in review.

  1. Adegoke Olubusi, 27
  2. Tito Ovia,27
  3. Dimeji Sofowora, 28
  4. Yanmo Omorogbe, 26
  5. Boluwaji Alepaye, 22
  6. Walter Isoko 23
  7. David Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi, 22
  8. Adeniyi Omotayo, 28
  9. Fred Oyetayo, 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Lawyers: This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable achievements in the year in review.

  1. Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul, 26
  2. Caleb Adebayo, 27
  3. Damilola Wright, 27
  4. Georgette Monnou, 27
  5. Oluwaseun Ayansola, 28
  6. Efemena Iluezi-Ogbaudu, 25
  7. Adekunle Charles Olaniyi, 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty: This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable achievements in the Beauty industry.

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  1. Omolola Sidahome 26
  2. Bisola Omoregha, 26
  3. Ronald Mmeka, 27
  4. Eronmosele’ Eron Shaddy’ Ozah , 24
  5. Adefunke Adefule, 25
  6. Doyinsola Afolabi, 26
  7. Lydia Stanley Chukwudebelu, 26

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Leading Conversations: This award is given to a young person who is constantly driving positive conversations and shaping the culture.

  1. Daniel Orubo,28
  2. Jolaoluwa Ayeye, 27 and Feyikemi Abudu
  3. Olutimehin Adegbeye,
  4. Vincent Desmond, 21
  5. Ebele Molua, 27
  6. Matthew ‘Blaise’ Nwozaku, 21
  7. Damilola Odufuwa, 28

The Future Awards Africa prize for Intrapreneurship: This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating a tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view.

  1. Benjamin Dada, 26, Lagos
  2. Derrick Ikenga, 24
  3. Terver Bendega, 26, Lagos
  4. Tega Edwin-Ajogun, 28
  5. Ejiro Esigbone, 27
  6. Derin Adebayo, 26, Lagos
  7. Lehle Baldé, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Governance: This award is given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the public service sector within the year in view (this excludes presidents, governors and senators).

  1. Olumide Alonge, 27, Lagos
  2. Jude Feranmi, 28
  3. Cephas Ayako-Ashwa, 28
  4. Alex Adekunle James  28
  5. Oluwaseun Temidayo Fakorede, 28
  6. Adebusayo Olateru – Olagbegi, 27
  7. Joana Kolo, 26

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Service to young people (aged 55 and below): This award is given to an outstanding individual (below 55) who donates their time and money to helping youth across the country, (excluding politicians and people in government).

  1. Mosunmola ‘Mo’ Abudu
  2. Michael ‘Don Jazzy’ Ajereh
  3. Lola Shoneyin
  4. Sam Adeyemi
  5. Olajumoke Adenowo
  6. Orode Doherty
  7. Mohammed Jega

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action: This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals across Africa, to community building within the year in view.

  1. Ellen Chilemba, 22, Malawi
  2. Samira Isah Modibbo, 28, Nigeria
  3. Derick Omari, 24, Ghana
  4. Seyi Aragbada, 26, Nigeria
  5. Nelson Kwaje, 28, South Sudan
  6. Anyanwu Joseph, 23, Nigeria
  7. Trevor Oahile, 23, Botswana
  8. Njeri Gateru, 31, Kenya
  9. David Avido, 24,  Kenya
  10. Ayodeji Alonge, 22, Nigeria

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of The Year: This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Africans through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs.

  1. Odunayo Eweniyi, 27, Nigeria
  2. Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, 24, Uganda
  3. Ogutu Okudo, 28, Kenya
  4. O’Plérou Grebet, 22, Ivory Coast
  5. Wisdom Mawuli Parku, 26, Ghana
  6. Dineo Lioma, 28, South Africa
  7. Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor, 21, Nigeria

This is the 15th year of the Awards, and the organisation is marking it with The Future Festival, a three-day digital event to be held from November 27 – 29, set to be broadcast on Africa Magic, MTV Base, and Pop Central.

Read the nominees’ citations HERE.

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