Prof. Wole Soyinka to Lead Announcement of The Future Awards 2013 Winners | See the Award Categories

The Future Awards 2013 - BellaNaija - June2013001The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards 2013 has formally announced the judges for this years edition and the judges for the Young Person of the Year – The Africa Prize. The Africa Prize is presented in partnership with the youth office of the African Union Commission.
The awards are judged over a two-month period, supervised by a central working committee, a board of judges and an independent audit committee – an 8-year rigorous process with checks and balances that has produced many of Nigeria’s most prominent young leaders in the past decade.

The Board of Judges is made up of the country’s brightest young journalists across print, electronic and on-line media, and the independent audit committee is made up of distinguished Nigerians across sectors.

View the committee list is below:

Independent Audit Committee
Prof. Uche Azikiwe (MFR) – University of Nigeria Nsukka
Olusegun Adeniyi – Chairman of the Editorial Board, Thisday
Betty Irabor – Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Genevieve
Leke Alder – Principal Consultant, Alder
Nkiru Olumide-Ojo – Head, Corporate Communication, Forte Oil
Biola Alabi – Managing Director, Mnet Africa
Mo Abudu – Chief Executive, Inspire Africa
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo – Senior Pastor, Trinity House
Dr. Reuben Abati – Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity
Fela Durotoye – Chief Executive, Visible Impact
Ndidi Nwuneli (MFR) – Founder, LEAP Africa
Funmi Omogbenigun – General Manager, Corporate Affairs, MTN
Segun Odegbami (MON) – Chairman, The International Sports Academy
Peace Anyiam Osigwe – Chief Executive, Africa Movie Academy Awards
Enitan Denloye – Director of Communications, Etisalat
Folake Ani-Mumuney – Head, Corporate Communication and Marketing, First Bank Nigeria
Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumuni – Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Finance
Muhtar Bakare – Chief Executive, Farafina
Jimi Agbaje – Founder, Jaykay Pharmacy
Frank Nweke – Director-General, Nigeria Economic Summit Group
Adeola Azeez – Chairperson, Executive Council, WimBiz
Bolanle Austen-Peters – Chief Executive, Terra Kulture
Detoun Ogwo – Executive Director, AfterSchool Graduate Development Centre
Toni Kan – Managing Partner, Radi8 Creative
Halleluyah Atuyota Akporobomeriere – Comedian & President, Ali Baba Hiccupuray3rd
Adesuwa Onyenokwe – Publisher, TW
Hafsat Abiola-Costello – Special Adviser, Millennium Development Goals, Ogun State
Jummai Umar-Ajijola – Executive Chair, The Business People
Gbenga Sesan – Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeia

Judges – The Africa Prize
Elikem NutifafaKuenyehia – Managing Director, Oxford & Beaumont Ghana
Chichi Okonjo – Publisher, Ventures Africa
Victoria Trabosh – President, Ithafari Foundation Rwanda

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We’re also excited to announce Professor Wole Soyinka, who has supported our work over the past decade, will be leading some of Africa’s best to present the winners of this year’s awards in August.” said Mfon Ekpo, Chief operating officer, The Future Project.”

According to Prof.Soyinka “The Future Awards salutes exemplary contributions towards the positive shaping of (society) and deserves the commendation of all. It serves as inspiration to other members of the youthful generation, and even to more seasoned achievers of the rest of society.

Watch Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, the Coordinating Minister of the Economy speak about the awards HERE.

Watch the nomination promos HERE.

2013 Award Categories

1.The Future Awards Prize in Advocacy & Activism
2.The Future Awards Prize in Science & Technology
3.The Future Awards Prize in Community Action
4.The Future Awards Prize in New Media
5.The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment Talent
6.The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment Enterprise
7.The Future Awards Prize in Journalism
8.The Future Awards Prize in Business
9.The Future Awards Prize in Public Service
10.The Future Awards Prize in Professional Service
11.The Future Awards Prize in Agriculture
12.The Future Awards Prize in Fashion & Style
13.The Future Awards Prize in Arts & Culture
14.The Future Awards Prize in Enterprise Support
15.The Future Awards Prize in Education
16.Young Person of the Year – The Africa Prize

There will be no public voting for The Future Awards 2013. The awards hold in August, 2013. For more information, Follow @TFAAfrica on Twitter or visit the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards.

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11 Comments on Prof. Wole Soyinka to Lead Announcement of The Future Awards 2013 Winners | See the Award Categories
  • Greg June 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Soyinka’s a legend. I can’t wait to meet him

  • NNENNE June 9, 2013 at 3:39 am

    @ Greg…True!

  • Davon June 9, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I will win this soon

  • Chima June 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    So no more public voting? Future Awards, what happened to transparency. Hmmmm ok

  • Sly June 10, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Wole Soyinka is NO legend..He has shown he is a petty, jealous aging man.CHINUA ACHEBE IS ABSOLUTELY MORE WORLD-RENOWNED AND FAMOUS…ASK AROUND THE WORLD, PLEASE. I LIKE (WORKING WITH) FACTS!

    • Obongawan June 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Dude take several seats.

    • Okechukwu Ofili June 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      why are you causing fire where there is no smoke? If someone called Achebe a Legend and then someone said Nelson Mandela was more world renowned and famous…what will you say?

    • inah stephen June 13, 2013 at 12:52 am

      the truth will set us free but first let us set the truth free (not facts)-WS

  • Life is a tree June 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    @Sly-u are obviously a sad story! mschewww

  • Chuma June 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    15 Categories and there’s non for Product/Industrial design? Appalling.

  • OKPOGOR WALTER FREDERICK OGHENEROBOR June 30, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT WE ARE NOT REALLY DOING A BETTER RESEARCH WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES LIKE THIS. WHERE DO YOU PLACE PEOPLE LIKE ABAYOMI BARBER IN THE ART INDUSTRIES. THIS IS A MAN THAT HAVE PLACE THE COUNTRIES NAME ALL OVER IN ARTS. CHECK OUT HIS PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES BOTH IN OUR NATIONAL MUSEUM. HE DESERVED A RECOGNITION FOR AN AWARD.A MAN WITH AN ART MOVEMENT KNOWN AS THE BARBER’S BOARD OR BARBERISM. THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABAYOMI BARBER’S SCHOOL.

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