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The Brightest and the Best: Full Nominees List for The Future Awards 2010 Unveiled!



It’s the most anticipated list this year! The Future Awards, Nigeria’s most influential youth event, after unveiling its spectacular Young Person of the Year nominees last week, has now released the full Nominees List for all 21 categories.

Voting begins immediately! The voting numbers are 33120 for Nigeria, 99199 for Canada, 80079 for UK: and 97605 USA. According to the organisers, voting takes only 50% of the first stage of judging, so winners are not selected by voting popularity – there is a 4-stage judging process involving a Board of Judges and an Independent Audit Committee headed by veteran journalist, Dr. Reuben Abati. There is also a two week-period for members of the public to make complaints about any of the nominees to the awards Central Working Committee (CWC). Please send complaints to [email protected]

All the nominees will be celebrated at an invitation-only media and VIP Nominees Reception on Sunday 19 December 2010 – where they will also be inducted into the elite The Future Alumni Network. The event will also be an opportunity to raise money for Love on the Streets, an NGO working with disadvantaged children of the Dustbin Estate, Lagos.

“This is the first year we are having 21 categories. We have always had 20 categories, but the Young Person of the Year prize is a special prize and is taken separately this year”, said Ohimai Atafo, head of the CWC. “We are confident that young Nigerians will find this list highly inspiring and be incredibly proud of the nominees we have.”

More information is on Let the race begin!


Ufuoma Ejenobor 29

Uche Jombo 31

Ini Edo 28

Gideon Okeke 27

Matilda Obaseki 24

Mercy Johnson 27

Tonto Dikeh 25

Gbenro Ajibade 26


Nmachi Jidenma (Celebrating Progress Africa ( Participation) 22

Orode Uduaghan (Pink Pearl Cancer Foundation/Cancer) 21

Tola Sunmonu (Harambe Nigeria/Agriculture) 22

Ohimai Amaize (B.L.I.N.G. Cybercrime/Civic Participation) 26

Emmanuel Odiase (SmokeFree Foundation/Smoking) 28

Esther Agbarakwe (Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition/Sustainable Development) 26

Francis Anyaegbu (Youth in Transit/Entrepreneurship) 25

Muyideen Salau (Students in Free Enterprise/Agriculture) 29


Ify Aniebo 27

Otejiri Oghoghorie 25

Bayo Olushola Omoyiola 31

Moyinoluwa Odugbemi 21

Folashade Kuforiji 23

Taiwo Adewole 31

Debo Olaosebikan 25

Owoeye Oluwatoyosi 30


Olalekan Ayorinde 31

Nkemdilim Uwaje 27

Temi Kolawole 25

Iroye Tolulope 27

Mubarak Mohammed Abdulahi 27

Saheed Adepoju 25

Mayowa Owolabi 27

Tim Akinbo 29


Bode Pedro (Veda Technology) 27

Toyosi Akerele (Rise Prints Company) 27

Perez Nekabari (Arden & Newton) 27

Erefa Fynecontry (Doheney Services) 29

Tunde Alade (Dynamix) 29

Karo Agono (Tremor Perfect) 30

Ajiboye Oyeleke (Efficacy Homes) 28

Baye Onipe Patrick (Golden Loaf Bakery)26


Teju Babyface 31

Princess 30

Seyi Law 27

Jedidiah 31

Tunde Ednut 25

Emeka Smith 27

Omobaba 28

Wale Gates 29


Adekunle Samuel Owolabi (Design) 25

Onyeka Nwelue (Prose) 22

Ogunnubi Babadeji (Visual) 22

Aisha Augie-Kuta (Photography) 30

Zainabu Jallo (Prose) 31

Chibundu Onuzo (Prose) 19

Babatunde Adebola (Visual) 26

Jaiyeola Ladipo (Visual) 23


Osagie Osarenkhoe (Manager) 26

Samuel Olatunji (Publicist) 29

Dimeji Alara (Stylist) 27

Bolaji Animashaun (Stylist) 23

Janet Nwose (Manager) 28

Nike Fagbule (Publicist) 25

Godwin Tom (Manager) 23

Bobby Taylor (Publicist) 28

Toni Payne (Manager/Publicist) 30

Emem Ema (Manager) 31


Bridget Awosika (Bridget Awosika) 30

Ugoma Adegoke (Zebra Living) 31

Ugonna Omeruo (House of Nwocha) 26

Funke Ogunde (Phunk Afrique) 25

Akpos Okudu (Akpos Okudu) 24

Yvonne Nwosu (Vonne) 27

Rukky Ladoja (Grey) 26

Ebubedike Mary (West & Couture) 27


Damilola Ogunbiyi (Lagos State Government)

Oluwadamilola Olushola, 23, (General Hospital Ifako)

Dr. Momoh Rabiu 25 (Lagos University Teaching Hospital)

Hakeem Shagaya 26(Ministry of Finance)

Emmanuel Etim 30 (Africa Union)

Iorfa Tor-Anyiin 27 (Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi)

Fatima Zara Modibo 27 (National Hospital Abuja and Consultant, Human Institute of Virology)

Oladayo Afolabi, 24, (University of Maiduguri)


Kemi Ajumobi 31 (BusinessDay)

Lolade Adewuyi 30 (TELL)

Toyosi Ogunseye 26 (The Punch)

Nicholas Ibekwe 29 (NEXT)

Latasha Ngwube 27 (Thisday)

Tolu Ogunlesi 28 (NEXT)

Chilee Agunanna 26 (Encomium)

Yinka Ibukun 26 (The Associated Press)

Arukaino Umukoro 31 (TELL)

Segun Adeoye 30 (TELL)


Soundcity Blast









Dr. SID 30

Banky W 29

Timaya 30

Mo‘Cheddah 20

Naeto C 28

Da Grin 25 (RIP)

Jesse Jagz 26

J Martins 30


DJ Klem 26

J Martins 30

So Sick 27

Tee Y Mix 28

Dokta Frabz 25

J Sleek 22


Sazzy (Osaze Omobunde – RIP) 27


Tolu Oniru – Toolz 28 (Beat FM)

Gbemileke ‘Oscar’ Oyinsan 26 (Inspiration FM)

Lorenzo Menakaya 24 (Lion FM, Enugu)

Christopher Molokwu 29 (Cool FM, Abuja)

Tosyn Bucknor [Area Mama] 29 (Top Radio)

Matse Uwatse 29 (Wazobia FM)

Joyce 26 (Cool FM, Lagos)

Oreka Godis 26 (Beat FM)

Dotun ‘DO.2d.TUN’ Kayode 26 (Cool FM, Lagos)

Wana Udobang 26 (Inspiration FM)


Cynthia Okpala 25 (MTV Base)

Isio Wanogho 27 (Spice TV/G-Bam)

Efemena Tommy Adabamu 24(Excite on TV)

Kemi Adetiba 30(Maltina DanceAll)

Yvonne Ekwere 25 [Vixen] (Silverbird TV)

Eku Edewor 24 (Studio 53 Extra)

Andre Blaze 27 (Nigezie)

Tana Egbo 26 (Peak Talent Show)


Adeniyi Olutayo, 31, (Head of Internal Audit, Nestle)

Tony Usidamen, 30, (Group Communications Manager, Dana Group)

Kunle Olaifa 30 (Talent Acquisition Leader, General Electric)

Kola Osinowo 30 (Care Solutions Manager, Nokia)

Akintola Olufemi, 31, (Brand Manager, Nestle)

Tokini Peterside 25 (Communications Manager, GD Netter)

Tosin Adefope 28 (Lawyer, Tadef Inc)

Emmanuel Adediwura, 24, (Business Development Manager of Ascent Resources and Educational Services Limited)

Oye Akindeinde, 31, (Chief Information Officer, Compliance & Content Monitoring Nigeria Limited)

Owoeye Oluwatoyosi, 30, (Physiotherapist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital)


Imoh Umoren 28

Clarence Peters 28

Kemi Adetiba 30

Mex 28

Soji Ogunnaike 27

Yinka Obebe 30

Onye Ubanatu 29

Chineze Anyaene 27


Chinedu Obasi (Football) 24

Vincent Enyeama (Football) 28

Christiana Nwoye (Wrestling)

Desire Oparanozie (Football) 19

Mobolaji Akiode (Basketball) 28

Tosin Oke (Triple Jump) 30

Peter Emelieze (Athletics) 22

Janet Dung (Athletics) 24


CelebrityRead Africa

YGC Africa



Super Falcons


Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu 28– Advocate

Don Jazzy 29 – Entrepreneur

Genevieve Nnaji 31 – Actor

Psquare 30 – Artiste

Uche Eze 26 – Entrepreneur

Nneka (Egbuna) 29 – Artiste

Makinde Adeagbo 25 – Innovator

Ojoma Ochai 29 – Intrapreneur

Debo Olaosebikan 25 – Scientist

Blessing Okaragbe 22– Athlete


  1. chi

    December 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Why can’t these young people just join politics and send Atiku, Obj and Jonathan out of government. This list tite die o.I vote for Toyosi Ogunseye as journalist of the year. Her works in Sunday Punch are extra ordinary. Thumb up for Future Awards!

    • Kémi Penélopê

      December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      I agree w/ U but then it is another story we’ll be reading…

    • cynidy

      December 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      i agree with u that it wat all this celebrity are meant becos most of them earn like $1million a year. the are meant to make a different

    • me

      December 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      i agree…and half of this ppl we cant honestly say we have seen their handwork…i was interested in science and technology yet i have only found the info of only two people on google…Na wa…It would be nice if the reason y ppl where nominated is plainly stated…rather than just pasting random names and more random ages…#justsayin

  2. genesis

    December 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Bridget awoshika has not released a collection and aisha augie has barely been published. Seriously shaking my head at some of the nominees on here

    • Tade

      December 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm

      But you know naija now, when you’re HOTTTTTT like she is…, its just undeniable. cos ive personally seen some pieces on here and other blogs theres no denying that the chic has got talent.

    • kay

      December 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Agree but Truth be told….doesn’t that also say something about her and her designs?? Yes she hasn’t officially released her collection yet but she is already being nominated?? Kudos big time!

    • keks

      December 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      Exactly. So because she is a fine or hot girl abi?

    • Tia

      December 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      All u lot talking, wait till she releases it and you will see why now! That chic is DEFINITELY going to be a designer to reckon with it! She and Akpos Okudu are really honestly the ones that make sense on there when it comes to real talent. Also maki should have been here as one of the new designers too.

    • tola

      December 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

      On air personality radio – tolu oniru
      On air personality tv – kemi adetiba
      Designer of the year – hmm btwn bridget awosika and ugoma Adegoke. Yes we haven’t seen bridget’s collection yet but when someone is fab and talented its evident in even just a few and honestly that’s the only reason why she probably wouldn’t take that award yet
      Young person of the year – genevieve nnaji

  3. Jess

    December 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Can I just say I had absolutely no clue some of the people on this list were so young! Wow! Mental note to self to step up my game. *sigh* Congrats and best of luck to all of them though.

    • sola

      December 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      Don’t be deceived……Teju baby face is def not 27…..more like 32 #nohate. Just do you1

    • Spree

      December 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm

      Are you sure you’re looking at the same list with us….cos this one has Teju Babyface as 31 not 27….

    • Peperempe

      December 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

      Half the list is completely false! The ages are just absurd. The Future Awards is fast losing credibility, half of the designer of the year list is just laughable. So if I just cut and join 2 different fabrics, I too will get a nomination? And Latasha Ngwube for journalist of the year? Isn’t one of the criteria for this category supposed to be that the nominees are actually journalists? Just asking….

      I hope Bella wins before the next edition, when Pete Edochie and Adamu Ciroma will definitely be nominated !

    • ochella

      December 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm


    • Jess

      December 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      LOL you all just burst my bubble. But seriously though if some of the ages are really not true, why do they feel the need to nominate these people? I’m pretty sure they can find people the right age doing an equally good job in each category.

  4. hippy

    December 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

    *yawn* here we go again…..i sat in in one of their judging sessions and its based on favoritism and politics……

  5. sukanmi

    December 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Oye Akindeinde is the same oyeakd on 360nobs …congrats man …didnt know u had a day job …u must rarely sleep

  6. Elle W

    December 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Puliz Toolz cant be 24

  7. RMG

    December 8, 2010 at 11:02 am

    @Chi,worry not dear…I’m all out on politics and would be there with like minded Nigerians to fix up the hot mess we’re in….Good luck to all the nominees.

  8. gbemi alaka thomas

    December 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    business owner of the year???where did u pple get these names from?u pple clearly did not do ur homework

  9. Shocked

    December 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    It is time the Future Awards committee get serious. Latasha Nwugbe as journalist of the year? HOW? HOW? And Hakeem Shagaya as excellence in public service? Because he works in a ministry?

    I am SERIOUSLY disappointed. Hiss

    • Notsoimpressed

      December 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      I totally agree with Shocked. Even more shocked than you are, trust me!

  10. Steph

    December 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Official age

  11. seun

    December 8, 2010 at 11:22 am

    House of nwocha nominated for designer of the yr? and yvonne nwosu dem?… na so.

  12. Kehinde

    December 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I vote Akpos Okudu as designer of the year.

  13. Concerned Nigerian

    December 8, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I officially state that most of the ages displayed here are totally false…the credibility of The Future awards is undoubtably non-existence. These guyz are just making a mockery of a great vision. Unfortunate!!!

  14. Peperempe

    December 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Toni Payne is 30? Only God can save Nigeria. I used to say that Nigerians have to take their future in their own hands because we rely too much on religion, but with hands like ours God has to come down from heaven and deliver this country!

    • Riya

      December 18, 2010 at 11:05 pm

      Are you saying she’s older? I seriously doubt that. I actually thought she was younger. I related to her old blog so well and I just assumed we were agemates. I’m surprised to learn that she’s much older.

  15. ANNONYm

    December 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    official age or working age because i cant stop laughing at d age of some on the actor category when did 39 become 31***cough***. bid Kudo to all that made the list age or not… especially WOW mag they have done a huge revamp.

  16. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    December 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Congrats to them all! Well done done guys! Especially Wana and Uche Eze.x


    December 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    MERCY JOHNSON FOR BEST ACTRESS! she stands out the most from that whole list.
    Banky W, Timaya, or Mo’Cheddah for artist of the year.
    Yvonne Nwosu is a designer? i thought she was just a socialite of some sort. lol
    ON air personality (TV) i believe its a race between Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere, Isio, and Eku (of course)….(Dolapo no dey…?)

    Young Person of the year is a tough category…may THE BEST person win! 🙂

    *don’t really know much about anyone else in other categories.

  18. Zizi

    December 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Just Give the Radio personality to MATSE…Undisputed!!!

    • mumyzee

      December 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      i concur

  19. wagamama

    December 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Tunde Ednut is just 25! ye mogbe…
    Bolajee 23? yepa

  20. Teefah

    December 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Designer of the year…no Maki Oh?!
    Congrats to all the nominees. #DaGrin to win musician of the year.

  21. moah

    December 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Teju babyface said it on his show that he is 31,where is 27 coming old is Gideon during Big Brother Nigeria,Uche Jumbo can never be 31,haba.Future Award is too credible to be making such mistake or accepting lies from nominee,Nigeria and football age.
    think some people make d list bcos dy re always on one red carpet or d order e.g Ugonna Omeruo,Yvonne Nwosu,Rukky LadojaHakeem Shagaya,Eku Edewor(deserve award as most featured mag cover girl of d yr) etc.
    can we get it right in dis country even future award have atarted going astray.AM SCACRED.

    • Reallaw

      December 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      Kudos to Future awards! Your comments have bn hilarious, thanks for the laughs! 🙂

    • nekiss

      December 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      People, it’s 31 they wrote against Baby face’s name, not 27. where are u guys seeing the 27 from?

    • Jenifa

      December 9, 2010 at 2:05 am

      They edited it 🙂

  22. ....

    December 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Tolu Oniru- On Air personality of the year
    Bridget Awosika- Designer of the year
    Uche Eze- Young Person of the year
    Adeniyi Olutalayo- Professional of the year
    thats allll……..

  23. Not shocked

    December 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    To the ‘shocked’ among us: I don’t begrudge anyone’s right to an opinion, but its an attitude of calculated put-downs such as yours that would eventually ensure you are left feeling ‘seriously disappointed’ – while others go on to realize their potential to achieve. ‘Hiss’

  24. dona

    December 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Tolu Oniru- On Air Personality of the year
    Bridget Awosika- Designer of the year
    Uche Eze- Entrepreneur of the year
    Adeniyi Olutalayo- Professional of the year
    thats alll………

  25. miMi

    December 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Uche jumbo 31? ‘looooooool’ I can die laughing well good to feel 10years younger
    Teju babyface and Gideon Okeke 27? They wish
    What is d criterium for the nominations?!!! I see real politics going on in there.I congratulate those hardworking youngones whom truly represent the essence of d awards and to the organizers there is a serious need for you guys to keep your credibility in focus and thoroughly research before coming up with a list.

    • iyke

      December 9, 2010 at 1:49 am

      i bet u gave birth to uche,teju n gideon so vote for ur children and move away fr d age. i’m sure future checked before puttn it up

  26. What a joke!!!

    December 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I’m shocked by the absurdity of this list. Can’t we do things right??? Like all the way? Hakeem Shagaya… Excellence in Public Service??? He was a contract staff/Assistant for the former Minister of State for finance!!! WTF??????
    Most of these nominees are laughable, can we stop celebrating mediocrity and look for real talent!!

    • biola

      December 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      LOL!!!!! So True!

    • DUDU

      December 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm

      Very correct. Matter of fact he wasn’t even on the ministry’s payroll. An investment company was paying his salary. The future dull my hand o! SMH!!!

  27. Zuby

    December 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Akpos Okudu all the way……….

    • me

      December 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

      +1…akpos is a good designer….however this exposess the fact that it seems ppl have to be in lagos to be nominated or even considered important… most ppl on the list are lagos state socialites…i bet if akpos okudu was still in ph … she wouldn’t have been recognised……. other parts of nigeria have to be considered to give this award legitimacy.. #justsayin

  28. brownie

    December 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    i join u Reallaw its hilarious. Thanks for the future awards joke of the year.

  29. BBB

    December 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Hilarious,very glad people are getting to see, what I saw at the very first outing.TFA,to me as always been about ‘celebrities’ mostly based in Lagos,ABJ,hu have managed to gain some hype in the media.Young Nigerians of different status scattered al over, doing things that impact on lives around them have no place on the list.Never have I seen a real grass-grace nominee,even exceptional students in our tetiary institutions,(what about teens in high school,dont they account for most of Naija’s population) but a roll call of the same set of people hu move the fashion and entertainment scene in Nigeria..Frm this list,just a few are qualified,others CRAP.We hope to revitalise the system,but can’t honestly pick outstanding 18-31s…hmmnnnn

    • mariaah

      December 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      I know right~??How about that Deborah that graduated with best result from Uni Lag, the bbe is an example of “the future”…Its all about hype, pple should just nominate the organisers themselves should go out there and seek real talent because for all we know there may be a young talent in some village somewhere that got all A’s in his W.A.E.C but gets just a higher education notebook!!

  30. Ada

    December 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    House of Nwocha for Designer of the year!

    • liza

      December 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      reallyyyy????? hmmm im sure ure the designer!!!!! House of Nwocha ke. lmao. she may be good at what she does, but pls not designer of the yr.

    • Peperempe

      December 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm


    • Adaku

      December 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      Na yam. House of Nwocha ke, with those her “bend down” fabrics. These future awards people should not vex person o

    • wola

      December 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      Na beans?

    • Jenifa

      December 9, 2010 at 2:08 am

      Have you seen her tapauline parachute designs? Pink and blue lomor lati le…Yeah designer of the decade as matterof face

  31. yaya

    December 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    cant wait to see who the winners are!!

  32. adao

    December 8, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    While I agree that The Future Awards can do a better job with the quality of nominees, let us not forget that it is up to Nigerians to nominate the deserving not the Future Awards. All those on the nominee list are those NOMINATED by Nigerians so please if you will like to see the quality of nominees improve, nominate young Nigerians who inspire you the most at next year’s TFA. If you don’t know anyone in your circle to nominate, then please hold your peace. Also, if you were to lazy to nominate someone when the call for nominations were announced, hold your peace too.

    • Nneka

      December 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      You’ve spoken VERY well. On Point! If you didn’t vote (like me) please hold your peace, contain your cyber-rant or jump off any undesignated exit on Third Mainland bridge. I don’t agree with the list but hey, I was given a chance to IMPROVE the quality of nominees and I didn’t care enough too.

    • ANNONYm

      December 9, 2010 at 1:34 am

      nominations is as good as a win
      so credibility of the nomination list does matter a lot;

  33. Ngozi

    December 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    LWKMD!!!!!! and Don Jazzy is 29?????????

    • Babs

      December 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm

      YES he is

    • Nneka

      December 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

      YES he is sweetie . 98 set Ijanikin! 😉

    • LAYDEE

      December 9, 2010 at 1:15 am

      what 20 gini? is that guy like 40?

  34. lola

    December 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    But you ppple saying Teju Babyface is 27, look WELL na, they wrote 31. ahah pple sha.

  35. ForeverYoung

    December 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Times like this, I begin to lose the little hope I have 4 my beloved country. Honest, hardworking people with little or nought that sacrifice both day and night to impact lives are not celebrated. Pray tell how could this girl “Tolu Sangosanya” not have made the list??(, or did i miss it??
    Who is the future of Nigeria more than this girl (and her likes) that’s investing her time and resources to help train our “forgotten future” in the corner of some slums that lace the streets of Nigeria??. And we always say it’s the old people dat messed up Nigeria, with the way we are going I don’t see us doing any better. Reminds me of this saying “The son dat says his father is not rich, we will see how rich he will become” #shakesheadandleavesthread

    • anitam

      December 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

      Tolu was nominated for the Future Awards and won last year. Where were you? kai! That’s how everyone got to know about her work.
      Many BN commenters can be ignorant sha. smh.

    • ForeverYoung

      December 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you, the “un-ignorant” one who has no life outside of BN, did u read where I wrote “and her likes”? For all your “un-ignorant” self cares to know there are still so many like this young woman…..she was just used as an u example as she was featured recently…u geddit?? granted i wasnt aware she had already won but that’s besides the point(seeing as the point flew over ur head)..also,some of us do not “eat”, “breathe” and “drink” BN…regular readers , Yes, but we run a life outside of the website…thanks for pointing that out tho, at the end of the day it’s just a “list”, U can now like take some “kunu” and relax ur fragile heart….I shall not be responsible for anyone’s sudden heart attack……#dustshands

    • NastyNas

      December 9, 2010 at 5:40 am

      @ForeverYoung, stop being mad because your ignorance has shone forth publicly. Be happy you’re anonymous. And think before you speak. Next time, don’t misinform people okay? lol lol

    • ohnoshedidn't

      December 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm

      @foreveryoung your repeated use of “un-ignorant” actually makes you sound ignorant #jusssayin’ maybe you’re dong some kind of word play, but not everyone will understand your “un-ignorant” humour

  36. ochella

    December 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Wish them well, especially Uche Eze.
    As for the credibility of the lists………
    See me in person for my Opinion.

  37. !!!

    December 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Is this Future Awards (Lagos Red-carpet scene) edition.

  38. anitam

    December 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Are you people blind? Teju is 31. Where did you see that they wrote 27?? They wrote 31. Just say you feel like whining about something or rather, anything.

    Don Jazzy is 29. I know it’s hard to believe but he is 29. Now get inspired and go and start your own uber successful record label.

  39. aosgrl

    December 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Rueben Abati? really? A lot of these people are not known outside nigeria and it would be helpful if the TFA people posted a brief BIO and the selection criteria that merited their selection.

    • Barbie

      December 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      Errm….why not go to

    • NastyNas

      December 9, 2010 at 5:43 am

      I like people that know how to actually USE resources i.e. the internet. Unlike @aosgirl that wants Bella to copy and paste the entire TFA website on here.

  40. lola

    December 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Nice list! OAP Radio Matse of wazobia fm final!!!
    OAP TV Andre Blaze
    Actress Mercy Johnson Shikena!!!!

  41. Tess

    December 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Andre Blazeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Donno the restttttttttttttttttt

  42. mariaah

    December 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    You go fear for this kin nomination now.. The age of some people on this list is a SHAM!!A Façade and am extremely ashamed.. End off!

  43. akin

    December 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Temi Kolawole nominated for best use of tech 2nd year in a row. Na him design dis site wey una dey comment on top and which made it on Oprah. Notjustok too. Him and Uche and notjustok need 2 all win. Quality!

  44. Chuba

    December 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t understand. When Future Awards people go up and down and all about asking for nominations and extending deadlines, etc. nobody says anything then oh. I wonder if all the people complaining nominated someone? If not, then wait next year and make sure you nominate if it’s pinching you like that.

    It’s not by force na. Haba. Who cares, let the boys live their lives o jare.

  45. tatafo!

    December 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Let me first go and calculate what I have been doing with my life.
    Congrats to all the nominees may the best people win.
    All of you complaining about the list, use the power of your vote to throw away the unworthy candidates.

  46. Jakes

    December 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    This list is a farce – I wonder what the criteria for selection is when people like Bobby Taylor are making the cut!!!
    Like someone commented it’s all about Lagos and Abuja; and those that mostly frequent the red carpet!! What hope does Nigeria have when continually honour those with no substance!!

    • Is this for real?

      December 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      Rightly said…

    • Numommy

      December 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm

      awww,she does PR, and she’s actually good at what she does… not a personal friend either, just have had an opportunity to work with her. She’s good people and tres hardworking.

    • Skiido

      December 9, 2010 at 2:15 am

      The Bobby Taylor nomination na like film trick sha…what does she do again?

    • seun

      December 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm


  47. kiki

    December 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Abeg! Tosin Bucknor for OAP RADIO

  48. Josh

    December 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Fine the future awards guys are doing a good job. I know that the first defence people make when you fault their project is which one have you done. But I want to give a little fault to the credibility of this project because it definitely impacts the lives of majority of young Nigerians and it must be done properly.

    1. It always seems to me like a popularity contest and most of the nominees in the categories are people that have done stuff for the entertainment industry and it shouldn’t be so. Them guys need to do their research into people doing big stuff in the corporate world also otherwise the legitimacy of the awards would be jeopardized.

    2. There are numerous people doing big things outside Lagos. You guys make it like Lagos is Nigeria and its not really very nice. Ibadan, PH, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, these are in Nigeria also

    3. Last time u guys had polls and votes and most of the people that had majority votes didn’t win and I wonder if people are really still enthusiastic about the next event.


  49. Peperempe

    December 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Okay I just thought about it and the whole list seems like a drive to pull the largest celebrity crowd possible otherwise actors/musicians and comedians could have been grouped under “entertainer of the year”, radio/t.v personalities under “media personalities”, fashion designers/painters and co under “creative arts” etcetera..

    This way there would be no need to nominate every single person under the sun, only the best would make it into these categories. This would also free up space for categories such as; “best academic performance by a young person (home and abroad)” , ” most politically proactive student union body ” etcetera. This way we can send a message that there is a need in Nigeria’s future for academics, political activists and the like.

    I mean what kind of message are we sending when even charge-and-bail stylists like Dimeji Alara are getting nominations eh? All the kids should kuku leave school and start wearing huge shoulder pads and pink loafers now, at least that will get them some recognition!

    • sola

      December 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

      #GBAM….well said!

    • mumyzee

      December 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

      hahahahahaha..pemperempe…lwkmd..huge shoulder pads n pick loafers..hahahahaha

    • mumyzee

      December 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm


  50. chichi

    December 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    The future awards should just increase their definition of ”youth” to include 15-40 age bracket and all will be well,i mean we could even start nominating wizkid n the whole under 14 basketball team!

  51. jmayaki11

    December 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Can’t c bellaNaija on d nominations oooo

  52. Daniella

    December 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Nigeria is surely moving forward with all of this bright heads!
    I commend the efforts of the organisers. How come i never heard of them before now? Thanks Bella and congrats!

  53. Morika!

    December 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Basket mouth(forever young) don start to leak again oooo!!!!!
    #Leg crossed on a table with a glass of ice water laughing at your bitterness.

  54. peperempe2

    December 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Charge and bail stylist? Peperempe, the guy is good, let’s be fair. Now I am beginning to feel you have personal beef for this guy. Maybe you are one of his competitors trying to pull him down sef, na wa o.

    • Peperempe

      December 9, 2010 at 9:57 am

      I’m sorry but I’ve not seen anything reasonable that he has styled oh, I don’t know him personally so I cannot have beef with him. I don’t even understand what part of my comment made you think that I might be a stylist.

      Now about your friend Mr. Alara, does he style shoots for a reputable magazine or something, or does he just tell his friends what bag goes with what shoe? This definition of stylist in modern day Nigeria has to be clarified, and I think that with your knowledge of Dimeji and the industry, maybe you can be the one to help.

  55. tatafo!

    December 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    LWKMD Dimeji Alara’s nomination surprised me too, I wonder if he is still trying to be a writer, the tabons he would blow in his writing pieces were legendary.

  56. Samantha Harare

    December 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Y’all are haters. This list is authentic and filled with hard-working young people. Y’all should stop criticizing and work harder on getting on the list. Artist of the year should definitely be the only MC with an MSC! YB!

  57. Oma

    December 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Nice long list.
    Some people will flip out when they see their age
    I proud of how the Nigerian youth are beginning to take their place in the econmy again.
    Hope we can also dare into Politics with such Vigor.
    I am proudly Nigerian anytime anyday

  58. NNENNE

    December 9, 2010 at 12:17 am

    There seem to be a disagreement on the nominees.In the future, could the organizers encourage public participation, in nominating individuals and in deciding who will win.(like cell phone texting). I take it that this award is supposed to inspire our youth that they can also contribute to society in a meaningful way. Why would people hide their age?

  59. Tina

    December 9, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Big ups to TFA 2011 and congratulations to all the nominees.
    Young Person of the year; Uche Eze aka BellaNaija baby!
    Actor of the year; Mercy Johnson
    Musician of the year; Banky W
    OAP Radio; Matse of Wazobia fm
    OAP TV: Andre Blaze
    Team of the year;
    Comedian of the year; Teju baby face.

  60. saint

    December 9, 2010 at 1:01 am

    can someone be very helpful to explain on i could vote online?

  61. LAYDEE

    December 9, 2010 at 1:17 am

    *Isn’t* there’s something in the water in 9ja sha

  62. jk

    December 9, 2010 at 1:41 am

    mercy looks older well nt my business {ini is older than mercy…. i dont think so}. congrats to all my votes will go for those in d news this year for d right news ….genny and jumbo have my vote, i see lots of names i dnt know but i will be back……google here i come cos i want to do this right

  63. JAYJAY

    December 9, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Hope it sure comes with price tags or is it just to take home a statue made of wood and iron and you get press coverage..
    seriously i dont care because it aint a grammy or oscars piece where what you hold is pure gold inxchange for some good cash.

  64. Jenifa

    December 9, 2010 at 2:01 am

    So wait if Banky’s younger sister is 30, how can Banky be 29? Either these foks are straight up lying or you guys aren’t taking your time to do your researach. Geez…if Banky is 30 then i am friggin 14 yrs…lmao

  65. Skiido

    December 9, 2010 at 2:21 am

    yes actress if the year should be mercy Johnson…i cant even believe Tonto Dike made this list to begin with …shows you how legit it really is huh?

  66. brendz

    December 9, 2010 at 9:03 am

    True, everyone had an opportunity to nominate and vote and alot of pple didnt do anything…….thats a perfect example of whats going on in our country……SO…please vote next year (so that even if they steal our vote…we will be sure that they did cos we all voted and we know that we voted)

    However, i think the TFA pple have a responsibility to screen the nominees (even though pple gave false documents to support false ages…true!) especially on the basis on work done or achievements…..maybe they can recognise some of this pple in some way but give awards to newbies coming up…i dunno but they need to take more responsibilty some how

  67. chi

    December 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I vote for Samuel Olatunji and Osagie for Creative professional of the year. They did well in year under review

  68. Etiosa

    December 9, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Its a big shame that the organizers of Future Award have decided to join force with showbiz people to provide Nigerians with fake birth age. To resolve this issues all nominees or award recipients MUST show present their original birth certificate to Nigerians before they receive their awards. No affidavits allowed oooooooooooooo Lol

    • mariaah

      December 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm

      ha you think brith certificate can’t be forged? Do not be deceived my dear..

  69. Zizi

    December 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    So much anger in the land! Lol…

  70. Boogie

    December 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    *sigh* These TFA people still don’t know the difference between a video director and a screen producer. May the force be with them.

    • Inale

      December 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm


      Their website comprehensively details why they are lumped together. May the force be with your ability to research.

  71. Austine

    December 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm


  72. Ann Pickard

    December 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm


    Are you sure you went to school? have the ability to discern facts. Dimeji has styled for Genevieve, elan, Y!, WOW, brand sincluding Maltina, Mnet, Soundcity and others. Go and get wise.

    • Peperempe

      December 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

      Ann Pickard, I am educated and I do have the ability to discern facts. Thanks for giving me Alara’s resume which is exactly what I asked for in my earlier comment. Now having reviewed the evidence and “discerned” the facts, sister I submit that Mr. Alara remains a charge-and-bail stylist (of the year no less)!

  73. Isoken Mayor

    December 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    The ‘town hall’ meetings are too restricted, I respect what TFA is doing but they have to move out of the “they tried” zone. The reach could be wider, how bout having town hall meetings in universities and polytechnics? For the abuja meeting people where asked to get on the ‘guest list’ thats already elitist and it alienates people. Loads of hardworking ordinary nigerians who don’t get to hear about the nominations. That being said lets celebrate the nominees cause they really are inspiring

  74. saint

    December 10, 2010 at 2:06 am

    we want to see all the pictures of nominees in all categories so we know our future leaders by faces, we know some of this faces already, lets see the faces we are not used to, thanks.

  75. jennyglam

    December 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Lwkmd,most of the pple I don’t no,but I sure can say,mercy johnson deserves that award,the designer of the year award,smh.u guys keep the fun comments coming

  76. GTO!

    December 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

    AKPOS OKUDU as designer of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!! It should celebrate youth, creativity, talent, positive energy, and on and on and on. Take a look at and agree with us that she should be THE designer of the year.

  77. mariaah

    December 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    But seriously though am not happy with the online voting process. I hate it when H.C.I within a system isn’t straight forward.

  78. bee

    December 11, 2010 at 10:22 am

    one thing is obvious in our comments though we r quite bitter in this country and not very supportive! How then do we grow? God bless Nigeria

  79. Iyke

    December 13, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Nigerians are good at complaining. All of u must make sure you register to vote in 2011. No be say after election una go come dey open una dirty mouth dey criticize. Please do something before something do u.

  80. G

    December 15, 2010 at 8:13 am

    i heard d ad on the radio and they said multiple voting is wah o, so one of the nominees can bring all his kinsmen n friends to vote for him n he will win? if multiple voting is allowed then its no longer based on merit (my own thinking o)

  81. jidesleek

    December 16, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Chude Jideonwo, the awards’ creative director don answer una worry about age. see am here:

  82. Speakingintruth

    December 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    None of these names really ring a bell. Nigerians, when we vote or nominate, let it be significant. Max Lucado often describes significance as the point where you move from influencing self to influencing others around; selflessly. I just hope these youths are really being significant and not heaping up awards for thier self aggrandisation. I looked through to see one Significant Youth who has been on the fore-front in the Health Awareness Industry for close to 10 years; and is making a significant head way in educating the young to make the right health choices, but once again, she’s not on the list. She’s Fadekemi Akinfaderin of EVA ( Education As a Vaccine Against AIDS) in Abuja. What about considering her when next we are nominating; esp those up North.

    God bless.

  83. amaka

    December 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Akpoz okudu all d wayyyy

  84. Straight4ward

    December 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

    LMAO!!…Kai Nigeria girls won’t kill us oo Yvonne Nwosu 27?? na so! then i’m 15! mtcheeeeeeeeeew rubbish…Abeggii

  85. Naijadiva

    December 20, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I commend the organizers of TFA on trying to pay tribute to the achievements of young nigerians but honestly apart from the fact that most of the nominees just happen to fall under the age bracket what are their achievements, why are they on the list and who the hell (excuse my language) are most of them. Please next time before you release the names of your nominees let the public know the reason why they made the list.

  86. chi

    December 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    wot a joke

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