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!
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
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
UCHE NNAJI (OUCH!)
Comedian of the Year
Business Owner of the Year
MOSUNMOLA UMORU (HONEYSUCKLES PTL)
Professional of the Year
DR. ADEDAYO OSHOLOWU (SPECIAL OLYMPICS NIGERIA)
Model of the Year
Team of the Year
Journalist of the Year
FUNKE ADETUTU (BUSINESSDAY)
On-Air Personality of the Year (TV)
LAMIDE AKINTOBI (CHANNELS 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
D’BANJ (DAPO OYEBANJO)
Congrats to all the winners and nominees! You can read profiles of all winners on the Future Awards Website – HERE.