Meet the Class of 2013! See the Superstar List of 75 Inspiring Young Nominees for The Future Awards Africa Season 8

Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 1:53 PM

By BellaNaija.com

The Future Awards 2013 NewIt’s the list the continent has been waiting for!

After a full year receiving nominations from across Africa, the Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa has today released the Nominees List for 2013.

The list – of five nominees each – is released for 15 categories.

We are beyond excited by the class of 2013 especially because the huge majority are previously unknown to the public,” said Ohimai Atafo, who is chair of the CWC. “Their profiles will be uploaded on www.thefutureafrica.com/awards  from this afternoon, and then the one month judging process begins immediately with the Board of Judges and the Independent Audit Committee including distinguished Nigerians like the M-Net chief executive Biola Alabi, the founder of LEAP Africa, Ndidi Nwuneli, and others. Inspiration indeed begins here.

The nominees will be hosted to an invitation-only reception by the Consul-General of the United States in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, 11 July, 2013.

NOMINEES FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA 2013

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM
Anu Olusola (27)
Jake Okechukwu (25)
Orode Ryan-Okpu (24)
Tobore Oro Edema (24)
Maryam Augie (28)

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THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Modestus Chijoke Idoko (20)
Chikezie Nwaoha (29)
Yewande Akinola (28)
Chuka Ofili (31), Emotu Balogun (27), Kene Udeze (24), and Clive Ayonye (23)
Hugo Obi (32)

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THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN COMMUNITY ACTION
Rita Omovbude (32)
Bolajoko Fadipe (30)
Dr. Okeke Kanayo (30)
Monica Onuoha (30)
Ife Adebayo (30)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN NEW MEDIA
Kingsley Ezeani (23)
Ediong Umoh (26)
John Obidi (27)
Modupeola Abiola (31)
Fifehanmi Bankole (30)

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THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT TALENT
Ice Prince (28)
OC Ukeje (32)
Iyanya (27)
Omawumi (31)
El Mafrex (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISE
Nominees in this category will be announced in conjunction with the British Council for ‘The International Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award Prize.’

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN JOURNALISM
Ugochi Anyaka (29)
Monica Mark (29)
Toyosi Ogunseye (29)
Ben Ezeamalu (30)
Jude Zoho (29)

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THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN BUSINESS
Saheed Jumar (28)
Gbenga Ogunmakinde (28)
Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola (28)
Nonyelum Ibeh (27)
Melody Okwuazu (22)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Blessing Liman (29)
Fareeda Ibrahim (29)
Dr. Adanna Chukwuma (31)
Joycee Awojoodu (27)
Ekong Ekong Imona (32)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Barbara Iyayi (32)
Osita Abana (28)
Adim Isiakpona (28)
Kayode Temenu (29)
Jadesola Osiberu (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN AGRICULTURE
Zanau Hassan Maikasuwa (31)
Olawale Isaiah Ojo (24)
Precious Peter Nweke (31)
Abraham Ojoh (22)
Adbdulazeez Yusuf (29)

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THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN FASHION & STYLE
Vera Akporeha (23)
Wanger Ayu (26)
Yomi Makun (27)
Agbani Darego (31)
Aisha Bello (24)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ARTS & CULTURE
Toyin Odutola (28)
Njideka Akunyili (30)
Anthony Anth Ezeokoye (30)
Kenneth Gyang (27)
Ishaya Bako (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN ENTERPRISE SUPPORT
Isoken Ogiewonyi (26) and Wonuola Odunsi (29)
Ijeoma Okeagu (30)
Gbolahan Fagbilere (30)
Chibuike Aguene (30)
Ayodeji Adewunmi (29), Opeyemi Awoyemi (25), and Olalekan Olude (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS PRIZE IN EDUCATION
Gossy Ukanwoke (25)
Adebayo Degbembgo (30)
Olufunbi Falayi (27)
Otto Orondaam (26)
Oriahi Anderson (25)

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*Nominees aged 32 were 31 in the period under review, which is 2012/2013.
*There will be no public voting for this edition of The Future Awards Africa.
*Members of the public have the standard one-week period for complaints and observations about any of the nominees to be forwarded to the committee. Please contact nominations@thefutureafrica.com or +234 802 222 6712.

The 2013 edition of The Future Awards Africa holds in August 2013, in partnership with the Youth Office of the African Union Commission.

Nominees for the biggest prize, the African Young Person of the Year 2013 will also be announced tomorrow, Thursday, July 11 2013 after the 1st ordinary session of the meeting of the commission’s Bureau of COMY IV in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. The Brazzaville meeting is a follow up of the 4th Conference of Ministers of the African Union, in charge of youth development.

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  • 22 Comments on “Meet the Class of 2013! See the Superstar List of 75 Inspiring Young Nominees for The Future Awards Africa Season 8”

    Comments
    • Jay July 10, 2013 at 2:18 PM

      Awwww… Bilikis works soo hard!

    • hmmmmmmmm July 10, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      Thank you Jesus! We return the glory to YOU alone!!! I’m super excited :D

    • madman July 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      Good to see some new faces.

    • yaw eithene July 10, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      someone please help me out? why is this award called future awards africa? obviously its still a nigerian awards so why add africa to it? smh

      • madman July 10, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        well said. Nigeria Awards. – I guess adding Nigeria would cheapen the award. Truth be told.

      • lola July 10, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        that’s exactly what i was thinking

    • charming July 10, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      am so Happy for My Johnny!!!!! New Media…ur in it to win dearie

    • Achineku July 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      you eithene, since you said someone should help you out, I will. If you see uinderneath, the YounG person of the year list to be released tomorrow is African as the organisers have always said. Got it now?

      • yaw eithene July 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM

        oh not good enough…so just one award category qualifies the whole thing as an african award? smh still..lol

    • Da Stunt July 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      WOW!!!… Melody Okwuazu is the man for his category, i’m what i am for the impact and aid from him to me… God is Involved…

    • AlabamaU2 Blog July 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Forward Ever, Backward Never FAA

    • YoungNigerian July 10, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      OSSSSSIIITTTTTTAAAAA ABANAAAAAAAA MOST PROFESSSIIIONAAALLLL MANNNNNN IN NIGERIAAAAAA!!!!!

    • Dora the explorer July 10, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      Jake Okechukwu!!!

    • hansel praise July 10, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      very soon………..

    • Itse July 10, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      Congratulations to Rita Omovbude and OC Ukeje on their nominations in Community Action and Entertainment Talent respectively.

    • Ruth July 10, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      With all the writing talent in Nigeria why is there no category for writers? Abeg this shouldn’t happen next year. Nigerian writers are well acclaimed worldwide. Let’s not wait for the west to celebrate people before we celebrate them at home.

    • Gbami July 10, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      Agbani Darego fashion and style… And yet we are still waiting to see her collection of jeans…. #Hogwash

    • Anagbado Chuma July 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      Awards for Agriculture!!!!!! FOR REAL? Most award categories there look like childs play. Well, it’s Nigeria, what do you expect!

      • Tobi July 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

        You’re so ignorant. Why shouldn’t there be an award in the category of agriculture?

    • kush July 10, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      so happy for jade osiberu, a young lady working hard to run ndani tv. congrats babe

    • bukola July 10, 2013 at 9:39 PM

      Why is it called an african awards if it has only Nigerian nominees? Unnecessary Hype.

      • jinkelele July 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM

        Your answer ‘The 2013 edition of The Future Awards Africa holds in August 2013, in PARTNERSHIP with the Youth Office of the AFRICAN Union Commission’