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Charity, Music, Networking & Fashion: The Future Awards 2010 Nominees’ Reception



It was an intimate gathering in honour of the young Nigerian achievers who have excelled over the last 12 months and have been rewarded with Future Awards nominations. The theme of the event was “Get Your Green On” and the purpose was to present the Future Awards 2010 nominees with their certificates, give the guests an opportunity to network and also raise funds for Love on the Streets, an NGO working with disadvantaged children of the Dustbin Estate, Lagos.

The nominees’ reception took place on Sunday 19th December 2010 at Ember Creek in Lagos. The event was hosted by Face of Sleek, Makida Moka and Wale Dizzy Akinjogbin. There were musical performances by Tiwa Savage and ChiDynma. There was also a fashion show which featured designers including young talent – iamISIGO.

Tolu Sangosanya, 2010 winner of the Best Use of Advocacy, runs the LOTS Foundation and spoke to the guests at the reception about the work she does. “The foundation works with children of the Dustbin Estate in Ajegunle,” she said. “LOTS aims to provide basic needs: feeding, clothing, proper education and exposure. To further achieve this, the foundation is building a resource center for the needs of the children.”

Voting for the 2010 Future Awards is still open. Visit and show your support.

Best Use of Technology Nominee - Temi Kolawole receives his certificate

Tolu Sangosanya

Journalist of the Year nominees

Linda Ejiofo & Matilda Obaseki of Tinsel



Tiwa Savage belts out a tune

Yvonne Nwosu of Vonne - Designer of the Year nominee

Julie Odia - Publisher, WOW Magazine

Actor of the Year Nominee - Uche Jombo

Journalist of the Year nominee - Latasha Ngwube of ThisDay Style

Makida Moka


Excellence in Public Service Nominee - Hakeem Shagaya

Actor of the Year nominee - Ini Edo

Actor of the Year Nominee - Gbenro Ajibade

On Air Personality of the Year (TV) Nominee - Tana Egbo-Adelana

Tiwa Savage


Yolanda Okereke

Journalist of the Year Nominee - Kemi Ajumobi of BusinessDay

Actor of the Year Nominee - Mercy Johnson

Linda Ejiofo

Actor of the Year Nominee - Matilda Obaseki of Tinsel

Actor of the Year Nominee - Gideon Okeke of Tinsel


To support the LOTS Foundation; gifts for the children can be donated via The Future Awards Secretariat. Contact Number: 08022226712 or [email protected]
Cash donations can be sent to: GTBank Ajah Branch A/c Number. Acct Name: LOTS – LOTS of THINGS.

Photo Credit: The Future Nigeria


  1. na-Trure

    December 22, 2010 at 4:36 am



    December 22, 2010 at 4:50 am

    just when you thought Ini Edo was actually becoming fashion savvy…i have no comment. there is nothing to say on that one…
    Makida Moka is a very pretty girl, love what she does… but did Sleek Cosmetics do that to her face? or is it the camera that was used to take the pic? too much & too much blush!!!
    Yvonne Nwosu is just simple and cute cute cute.
    is that Gbenro Ajibade’s signature pose? it seems like every time i see him, he is posed like that. LOL
    Mercy Johnson? the dress either looks to tight or IS toooo tight! (or maybe its the angle of the camera and the pose. i guess its wise to take all things into consideration)
    ChiDynma looks decent.
    Tiwa Savage is simple…but it works.
    MATILDA OBASEKI is my favorite look of the night! she is MY best dressed female.

  3. abby

    December 22, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Mercy looks good!

  4. DUDU

    December 22, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Latasha, one word lioness.

  5. sandra

    December 22, 2010 at 8:57 am

    mercy Johnson is adding too much weight she should have used body magic for that her tommy, Eni Edo too much Make up Uche jum no coment on that colour combination……..

  6. toya

    December 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

    where did kel tink she was going and ini edo, GOSH sack ur stylist,,fast

  7. Bunmi A.

    December 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Who advised Mercy to add weight. I don’t like you but i sure liked your stature then. pls shed off all those things abeg.

  8. tanya

    December 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Kel you looking good gal, Latasha, ChiDynma and Yolanda not bad at all….. lol @ Ini Edo

  9. missy~spectacularrr

    December 22, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Kai! Mercy J why u fall ma hand like this…after im always hailing u……
    Ini Edo is looking like a joke. whats with all these her catsuits/harem attire self…
    Tiwa Savage…on point!
    Gideon Okeke…i comment ma reserve!
    Yvonne Nwosu…mwuah!

  10. swarovski

    December 22, 2010 at 10:09 am

    just when i tot ini edo was finally gettin it all right, and den she gets it all wrong 🙁

  11. osomelly

    December 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

    lol @ i comment my reserve!!!! hehehe. That bad eh?

    Matilda Obaseki is totally on point! Love her here. Fabulous!!!

  12. Nefertity

    December 22, 2010 at 11:12 am

    In fact ehn!!! All my comments are reserved!!

  13. jonzing world

    December 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    ini edo’s outfit is nice its just the accessories that are wack and too much.Is that a replica bag i see on her arm? thats a no no for a celeb like u ini

  14. D.O.T.M.H

    December 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Please what exactly is wrong with Ini’s outfit?!?!

    Luv u Matilda!

  15. Subtle V

    December 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Oh! so that is the Mercy Johnson? Interesting – never been able to put a face to the name….now her comments are coming back to me – she must have overated herself….good job girl way to go amongst clueless fans!

    and to those of you who praised Ini Edo too early…see what you have caused! You are to take the blame!

  16. Peperempe

    December 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Okay so Latasha is looking nice for once I think, apart from the “Mufasa” hair of course.

  17. susan

    December 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    uche getting it all wrong lately……. and mercy i have nothing to say abt ur look,,, ini enough with the jumpsuits seriously… gbenro we get it u are a model but do u really have to stand like this all the time?

  18. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    December 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Mercy! I’ll just hold back my words.

    Nice event…

  19. beezy

    December 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Pls where does Mercy think she’s going to dress like that?…you’d think she was out on the town for a fun night….and i should take her seriously? hell no!!!
    Ini Edo…. split personality abi na wetyn? one day hit another day miss….big miss sef…
    Tiwa Savage, that outfit didnt need that tummy belt at all….

  20. ochella

    December 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    mercy johnson nawa o!!!!!!!
    Ini Edo you have started again abi?

  21. Chei

    December 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    No Mercy No – once again you failed – it doest have to be so damn time – and the six back is gone girl. You looked better in the Nollywood awards

  22. Sophie

    December 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Ini Edo are you having fashion crisis again….infact i’m takin’ all my praise comments back till you bin that mgbeke-i-been-to personality completely

  23. Mass

    December 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Mercy look was ok….But not the best… What was Uche think, if she has to match and mix colors she shall find the right one…Her look is awaful….Ini holy cow…that look is looking like a high class mask depot to naija….shame on her she need a fashion stylist….ASAP

  24. Toluh

    December 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Ini Edo am not suprised @all, U̶̲̥̅̊ always do dis.
    Mercy J no b U̶̲̥̅̊? U̶̲̥̅̊ dey always fall person hand. Where do U̶̲̥̅̊ tink U̶̲̥̅̊ were goin??? Mchewwwwwwww

  25. NNENNE

    December 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Mercy Johnson,you are a pretty girl, but you need to loose some weight.
    Uche Jomb’s color combination???
    Ini Edo, your hair dresser and make up artist did not do a good job.
    Chidynma, I love your dress. Simple and nice.

  26. aunty tawa

    December 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    mercy johnson and ini edo are in the same category that i mean worst dressed category.

  27. Anya

    December 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    mercy johnson has a beautiful body.

    kel has killer fab bossoms. she rocks them well with that goddess gown, nothing too raunchy.

    ini edo tried to be edgy and chic but that print was too bold for her.

    matilda is pretty, nice body.

    this ejiofo chic is cute.

    chidynma’s body is set o! see how she’s wearing that sleek blue look. fab!

  28. jummie

    December 23, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Ini Edo, what were you thinking???Latasha!both hair n dress is not wokin out for you baby!!!!Uche Jumbo,eeeh dat colour combination was a bad one.

  29. DIVA

    December 23, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Dear Bella Naija…pls i dont like ur new comments format…its difficult to read the names of the people that comment and also difficult to read the comments…was better before.

    • Peperempe

      December 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      Seconded oh! We’ve made this comment before on a previous post. The font is too small and unattractive. I get a headache when I read the comments. I understand that the change was made to introduce the new “quote” and “link” buttons but there should be a way to combine the two formats so that it works better. Abeg!

  30. French Paris aaliyah

    December 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

    heya Ini u WORRY MAMI lol i like u but this one na wa oh u nid to import me so dat i help u out
    i think the actors from Tinsel Rocked

  31. mamaT

    December 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    for me, best dressed is chidynma…she definitely rocked that blue dress…
    matida and matilda both came close

  32. Nma

    December 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Love Latasha Ngwube’s dress!

    yolanda okereke….cute girly outfit!

    Tiwa Savage…foine babe… But brighter colors will accentuate ur beautiful skin tone more.

    Ini and Mercy…stop it already now, anh anh!

  33. mary007

    December 24, 2010 at 2:07 am

    In as much as I like Mercy’s acting skills I need to send someone to rescue her from these cloths!!! congrats to the nominees, may the best man win, as for Uche I did not realise she was such an Mgbeke!As for Ini her stylist is on vacation!Hmmm both Tinsel girls are hawt on the red carpet

  34. mami

    December 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    The tinsel gurls did averagly ok but err dat linda ejiofo wetin she wear 4 leg? Is dat a red shoe? Or am I seeing double? Nice dress though but dat shoe is a big NO!no no no! A black shoe should ve been perfect

  35. mami

    December 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Julie odia rocked it! If uche jombo was lookin like that who will complain na wa 4 these actresses

  36. mami

    December 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    emm uche jombo don’t get me wrong o I actually like u mayb dats why I had d time 2 drop a line 4 u!should ve skipped,looked n passed like I did to mercy johnson n ini edo ah no I don’t even want to talk about ini! Uche jombo improve ur wardrobe though n stop all these teenage combinations. Thank u!

  37. Jojo

    December 28, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I can’t see saheed taiye adepoju co-founder of encipher limited. Nominee for best use of technology. I hope he wins. I voted for him.

  38. Monica

    December 31, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Many of d ladies look great, love Julie’s outfit. U guys dont know fashion bc i dont see anytin wrong wth Uche outfit, u mix dark colors wth bright ones. Meanwhile Mercy shd stop too tight dresses. we are tired of her in ur face curves.

  39. g5

    January 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    @monica, i agree wit mixin dark n bright colours , but d shades of red and green uche has on, are bright. so….no, no

  40. Chioma

    January 6, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Best looks? Matilda, Chydinma, Tiwa (regardless of how simplistic she looked), and Moka (even though make up is SCREAMING)!
    Uche Jombo, seriously? Red, black, and green? Are you a cultist? Even they keep colors to a minimum!
    Ini Edo, it’s a little difficult to sort out where the jumper print stops and where your face starts…. I love that you look trim now…that’s really fab
    For the guys, Gideon and Gbenro should please have full length mirrors next time they’re on the red camera, help with a first hand idea of how the picture’ll turn out (model or not)!

  41. notaplayahater

    January 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

    lovely legs on you , Yolanda

  42. Segun Aribisala

    September 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Matilda…all the way…………….

  43. Floxy

    September 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Nothing is wrong with ini edo’s outfit. Perfect for the occasion. Na waoh people

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