The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) marks it’s 10th year anniversary. Holding at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, the event lived up to its billing as Africa’s biggest youth event.
The awards hosted by multi-talented singer and producer, Dare Art-Alade and South Africa’s leading OAP, Bonang Matheba saw 11 outstanding young achievers rewarded for their excellent work across the continent in different fields ranging from science and technology, business, entertainment, politics, to education.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of awards to deserving winners from all across Africa with Nigeria’s Philip Obaji Jnr. taking home The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year.
The event was attended by high-profile personalities including the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, Oby Ezekwesili, Mo Abudu, Tara Fela-Durotoye, and more.
See below the full list of winners and their profiles:
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy & Activism
Queen Baboloki (Botswana)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education
Lily Kudzro (Ghana)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support
Olufunbi Falayi (Nigeria)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
Kelvin Mutize (Zimbabwe)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology
Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza (Ghana)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment
Olamide “Badoo” Ayodeji (Nigeria)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
David Asiamah (Ghana)
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
Samuel Malinga (Uganda)
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
Emmanuel N. B. Flomo (Liberia)
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
Philip Obaji Jnr. (Nigeria)
The Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment Category
The Future Awards Africa 2015 – celebrating 10 years! – was powered by RED and UBA.
The award is held in partnership with the British High Commission, Ford Foundation, Microsoft, the US Consulate, the Canadian High Commission, Sterling Bank and The Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The Future Awards Africa, also popularly known as The Future Awards, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. The Future Project is the largest home-grown network of policy-makers, business people, and other stakeholders in Young Africa.
It is also committed to finding effective and innovative ways of addressing social issues. It has become one of the most respected private sector-driven development platforms with a history of verifiable impact, including in under-privileged and grassroots communities.