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



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


On-Air Personality of the Year (Radio)

Best Use of Technology

Best Use of Advocacy

Musician of the Year

Actor of the Year

Artist of the Year

Magazine of the Year

Style Entrepreneur of the Year

Comedian of the Year

Business Owner of the Year

Professional of the Year

Model of the Year

Team of the Year

Journalist of the Year

On-Air Personality of the Year (TV)

Screen Producer of the Year

Sportsperson of the Year
YAGAZIE CHUKWUMERIJE – 2008 Olympics Bronze Medallist

Music Producer of the Year

Dancer of the Year

Young Person of the Year

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


  1. Panda eyes

    January 22, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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

  2. 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!!!

  3. Mola OG

    January 22, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I hope they show some clips of this award show

  4. 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

  5. Damola

    January 23, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Your blog is great.. keep it up

  6. 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..

  7. mamanino~

    January 23, 2009 at 9:23 am

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Toju Olley-douglas

    January 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

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

  11. Enrique

    January 25, 2009 at 9:58 am

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

  12. Jane Onyekwe

    January 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

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

  13. Tosin Nguher

    January 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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

  14. 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.

  15. Ko Easy

    January 27, 2009 at 7:06 am


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