The 7th Edition of The Future Awards to be held in Port Harcourt | Top Nigerian Banker/ Philanthropist Tony Elumelu annouced as Keynote Speaker

Word is just reaching us from The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards that the Nation’s oil city/UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2014 – Port Harcourt will host the 7th edition of the Future Awards on Saturday 25th August 2012 – Sunday 26th August 2012.

Former Minister for Education Obiageli Ezekwesili, who was recently appointed to lead the Open Society Foundation’s Africa Economic Policy Development Initiative, said “Exciting things are happening with Port Harcourt and we are proud that its inspiring Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has decided to support the vision of young leaders from across Nigeria by hosting this year’s event”.

According to the Future Awards Rep, top Nigerian banker and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu (MFR), will be this year’s keynote speaker. Speaking on the city hosting the award, Commissioner of Information for Rivers State/Editor-In-Chief, Business Eye, Ibim Semenitari said “These are exciting times for Rivers, which just beat Oxford, England to clinch the title of World Book Capital 2014. His Excellency, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, a cheerleader for intellectual development, has always been passionate about engaging, with real values, the next generation of Nigerian leaders, and it gives the government and people of the state  great pleasure to host the brightest young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.”

The 7th season of the award show was launched on Tuesday 29th May 2012 and the creative team behind the show, have gone around the country engaging young Nigerians and ended with the spectacular Nominees Reception in Lagos, which will be shown here on BellaNaija.com soon.

Executive Director of The Future Project, Chude Jideonwo, said ” The Future Awards is always a spectacular show, but it’s not just a shoe. Next week, we will be unveiling the impressive list of performers and when the guests leave the venue, they will be inspired and fired to teardown the walls limiting us from changing our country”.

And we definitely can’t wait for the award! To find out more information on the awards, log on to www.Facebook.com/TheFutureAwards | Call 08022226712

The event is supported by Channels TV, Silverbird TV, TVContinental, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, BellaNaija, 360Nobs, Linda Ikeji, Jobberman, Premium Times, NET, TW, Complete Fashion, FAB. LASAA, Miccom Golf Resorts, Tremor Perfect, Yvent Couture, LightHouse Productions, Zapphaire, Africa Magic, Cool FM & Y! Naija

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