Inspiration Meets Glamour: The Future Awards 2009 – Winners & Photos

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 3:21 PM

By BellaNaija.com

The Future Awards 2009 have come and gone but the impact continues to resonate.
Months of planning and voting all culminated in a glamorous and exciting awards ceremony on the 18th of January 2009 at the Muson Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

As per tradition, the red carpet was rolled out – stars including Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Stephanie Okereke, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Teju BabyFace and Ali Baba walked and posed as cameras flashed.

The show kicked off with Idols West Africa winner, Timi Dakolo performing his brand new single ‘Let it Shine’. The hosts for the evening, musician Darey Art-Alade and Soundcity TV’s Onyinye Igwe then took the reigns and got things rolling. The evening’s entertainment was a blend of music, inspiration, dance and drama as a melange of acts including musicians Lara George, Omawumi, Obiwon, J Martins, Midnight Crew, MI, Lil’ Flo; dance acts Explicit, DNDMT (Dance Na D Main Thing) and the theatre trope from TerraKulture all performed during the show.

Nominees stood by with bated breath as the winners of the various categories were announced. Eventually, 18 individuals and 2 teams joined the Future Awards Class of ’09.  Winners, photos and details below!

Future Awards 2009 Hosts: Darey & Onyinye Igwe

Comedian, Omobaba ~ Actress, Funke Akindele

Singer, Ashionye ~ Blogger, Linda Ikeji

TV Personality, Lamide Akintobi ~ Musician, Cobhams

Actress, Omotola Ekeinde ~ Athlete, Yagazie Chukwumerije

Sound Sultan & MI rock the mic

THE FUTURE AWARDS 2009 WINNERS!!!

On-Air Personality of the Year (Radio)
TYENG GYANG (COOL FM ABUJA)

Best Use of Technology
BAMIDELE ODUFUYE

Best Use of Advocacy
EMMANUEL ETIM

Musician of the Year
9ICE

Actor of the Year
FUNKE AKINDELE

Artist of the Year
EMEKA OKEREKE

Magazine of the Year
ACE

Style Entrepreneur of the Year
UCHE NNAJI (OUCH!)

Comedian of the Year
OMOBABA

Business Owner of the Year
MOSUNMOLA UMORU (HONEYSUCKLES PTL)

Professional of the Year
DR. ADEDAYO OSHOLOWU (SPECIAL OLYMPICS NIGERIA)

Model of the Year
OLUBUNMI ADEMOKOYA

Team of the Year
KNIGHTHOUSE

Journalist of the Year
FUNKE ADETUTU (BUSINESSDAY)

On-Air Personality of the Year (TV)
LAMIDE AKINTOBI (CHANNELS TV)

Screen Producer of the Year
ONYE UBANATU

Sportsperson of the Year
YAGAZIE CHUKWUMERIJE – 2008 Olympics Bronze Medallist

Music Producer of the Year
COBHAMS

Dancer of the Year
QUDUS ONIKEKU

Young Person of the Year
D’BANJ (DAPO OYEBANJO)

Congrats to all the winners and nominees! You can read profiles of all winners on the Future Awards Website – HERE.

Missed the 2007 and 2008 Editions? You can play catch-up with BN:TFA 2007 and TFA 2008

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  • 15 Comments on “Inspiration Meets Glamour: The Future Awards 2009 – Winners & Photos”

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    • Panda eyes January 22, 2009 at 5:33 PM

      Ehen, well-dn. I love love love Lamide’s outfit nd Onyinye is a BABE.

    • KT January 22, 2009 at 6:20 PM

      I LOVE, LOVE that last set of pics – Sound to the left, MI to the right … twas fun!!!

    • Mola OG January 22, 2009 at 11:48 PM

      I hope they show some clips of this award show

    • jomo January 23, 2009 at 3:57 AM

      bella more pics!!!!didnt really like lamide’s outfit but then it wasnt a full picture so i cant really say!!!
      more grease to the elbow of the creators of the award!!the sky is the limit

    • Damola January 23, 2009 at 3:58 AM

      Your blog is great.. keep it up

    • Damola January 23, 2009 at 4:01 AM

      I mean.. time will tell whether or not you will win the best award for blogging in 9ja..

    • mamanino~ January 23, 2009 at 9:23 AM

      true talk bella,ur blog is exceptional.
      keep it up dear.

    • Fashion conscious January 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

      Funke Akindele looks HAWT, meeeen. Onyinye looks good and i think i prefer her in long gowns, that’s me, anyways..tho she has a great looking complexion which is one of her best features. Not judging, tho…Nigerian ladies and chicks, i have noticed sthg about their weaves and wigs, most of the time. It is either it is too tightly weaved and u can see the bare hairline – which is dangerous as in accidental hair loss. Like i said am not judging, just pointing out the obvious, that is, if they don’t mind. Or maybe the wig looks tired or old – am serious as it is my own truth. Yes, the wig and weave might be expensive when it was purchased – i understand, and most times it does not show ’cause of the way it was fixed or fitted. Lamide Akintobi, i think, was trying to pull off the demure look as in future awards, you know, the young urns..and i didn’t think it worked well. Omotala looks good from the way she posed. Linda’s shoes would have been better looking maybe on a pair of trousers whether fitted or flowing and then again, she is Linda and we cannot complain. I think all n all, no prejudice, no bias, the guys look better and more fitted. Maybe they tried a better stylist, am not sure, who knows…..Anyway, we all are in the learning process – i wld want to beleive, better luck next time…tnks

    • Toju Olley-douglas January 25, 2009 at 9:48 AM

      babe ur blog is awesome,fantastic n outa naija am so thrilled cant wait to get all my friends on facebook to join ur blog…..great job keep it up

    • Toju Olley-douglas January 25, 2009 at 9:51 AM

      ur blog shud be ranked 1 in naija cos it deserves it

    • Enrique January 25, 2009 at 9:58 AM

      You mean Omotola didnt win any award?!?! This Future Awards people can humble persin o!!!!

    • Jane Onyekwe January 26, 2009 at 11:41 AM

      nyc coverage! kip it up bella
      congrats 2 yagazie..he rily deserves it!

    • Tosin Nguher January 26, 2009 at 12:04 PM

      Funke Akindele deserves the award…she was hilarious in Jenifa!

    • Ko Easy January 27, 2009 at 7:06 AM

      ashione or whatever she class herself is just an ugly-ass-beyonce-wanna-be. sorry for my bluntness. pswt.

    • Ko Easy January 27, 2009 at 7:06 AM

      *calls