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The Future Awards Season 8 - BellaNaija - May2013It has been seven years of inspiring young Nigerian leaders across the country. We have visited 23 states with the awards, the town hall meetings, conferences amongst others and we have touched thousands of lives. That legacy will remain. 

This year however, after visiting Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia, we are excited to announce that The Future Awards will go continental for the first time – and this move is timed to coincide with the just-concluded 50th anniversary celebration of the African Union.” Those are the words of Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future Project on the exciting calendar schedule  of the 8th Season of The Future Awards Project.

This edition is hosted in partnership with the youth office to the African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the nominations for the awards biggest prize; Young Person of the Year is Africa-based. Judges for the awards will be disclosed in a statement next week.

The calender of activities leading up to The Future Awards 2013

  • Official announcement of The Future Awards 2013 + Young Person of the Year: The Africa Prize – Addis Ababa: May 2013
  • Release of Nominees List: June 2013, Lagos
  • The Future Business Master-Class: June 2013, Lagos
  • United States Consul-General hosts The Future Awards Nominees: July 2013, Lagos
  • Nigeria Leadership Initiative hosts The Future Awards Nominees: July 2013, Lagos

Nominations are now on. Please nominate any inspiring young Nigerian between 18 ans 31 years of age in the categories below by going to the website No Internet? Call or SMS 08022226712. Please also note that there will be no public voting.

For more information on the nomination process, watch Chude Jideonwo explain better HERE. Also watch Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Raymond Agossou, Tony O. Elumelu, Onyeka Onwenu, Frank Nweke &  others talk about the Future Awards 2013 HERE.

See the full list of the 16 categories HERE: TheFutureAwardsNominationCategories

Date: August 2013
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  1. Peps

    May 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Is this thing still going on? I thought it had become irrelevant long ago. “Island big boys & girls” nominating each other for spurious honours…plus all the age cheating going on.

    Nigerians should stop all these awards and talking and honouring and start doing, biko.

    • madman

      May 29, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      I’m with you.

    • eloho

      May 30, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Are you sure you know what TFA is about? Really? Island big boys? Please do your research before coming on BellaNaija to bring down any initiative.

  2. SisiLondon

    May 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I like TFA. Happy you guys are getting even bigger,

  3. Chyke

    May 29, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Wateva! I nominate Davido as singer of the year. Bryan Okwara as actor of d year n Oc Ukeje as young person of d year. 100% gbam!

  4. Awards

    May 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    These are very interesting awards. I’m interesting in seeing more and learning about the results.

  5. Adeola adedamola

    May 31, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I want to nominate one of youngest (NIGERIAN) sugar crafter by the name ‘KEMA ABUEDE’. he runs his cake outfit by name conspicuous cakes by kema base in ojota area of lagos state. his also won many awards to show for his hard work which include s :the 1st mix n bake cake competition 2007-1st
    International cake exploration societe(ICES)-Nigeria’s 3tier wedding cake competition 2010-1st prize award.
    The nigeria cake expo 2011-silver award.
    The lekki ajah cake special recognition award 2012 .
    He also has a page on facebook( kema’s conspicuous cakes ng).
    he is a very know name in the cake and confectionery industry.


    June 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I write to say that we are not carrying out a better research instead picking those we see as ours and not for those who have really taken this country to a greater height. Check out a man as ABAYOMI BARBER in the art industries all over the World and in the Nigerian Museums and Galleries. I strongly nominate/introduce him for an Award in this country.

  7. Daniel o Matthew

    July 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Am happy the young can also be celiberated on a platform as this. I look forward to be one of the norminees in subsequent time. Thanks to the organisers of the Nigeria future award. Am fast approaching Normination, watch out.

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