Nigerians dominate The Future Awards Africa 2014


The 2014 edition of The Future Awards Africa, TFAA, held on Sunday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Nigeria won four awards in all. Bunmi Otegbade won the TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support whilr 30 years old Lukman Jaji won the Stella Adadevoh Prize in Public Service.

‎Jake Okechukwu, 24, won the TFAA Prize in Community Action and Philip Obaji Jr, 29, the TFAA Prize in Education.

Tanzania’s Nasibu Juma popularly known as Diamond clinched the TFAA Prize in Entertainment ahead of Nigeria’s Davido.

The awards which were hosted by Iyanya, Osas Ighodaro, Ice Prince and Flavia saw 10 outstanding individuals rewarded for their excellent work across different fields: business, entertainment, politics, science and
technology and education.

A highlight of the evening was the final phase of TFAA’s #STOPEBOLA campaign, which was held via an auction on a custom piece by A-List haute couture designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. Blogger, Linda Ikeji bid N1Million on the dress. The proceeds will go to the UN Ebola Response Fund.

The event was also graced by a representative of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister for Youth Development, Boni Haruna; Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, Oby Ezekwesili, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Banky W, Funke Akindele and Seyi Shay, among others

See full winners list below:

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year (Endowed by

Sangu Delle, Ghana, 27

The TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support
Bunmi Otegbade, Nigeria, 27

The TFAA Prize in Entertainment
Nasibu Abdul Juma (Diamond), Tanzania, 24,

The TFAA Prize in Technology (Endowed by Etisalat)
Joshua Okello, Uganda, 23

The Stella Adadevoh Prize in Public Service
Lukman Jaji, Nigeria, 30

The TFAA Prize in Community Action
Jake Okechukwu, Nigeria, 24

The TFAA Prize in Agriculture
Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim, Kenya, 24/24

The TFAA Prize in Education (Endowed by Access Bank)
Philip Obaji Jr., Nigeria, 29

The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
Andrew Mupuya, Uganda, 22

The TFAA Prize in Advocacy
Kennedy Odede, Kenya, 29


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