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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ashish J. Thakkar & Jason Njoku star in The Future Africa Awards 2014 Campaign



The Central Working Committee for The Future Africa Awards and Summit (TFAAS) 2014 has today announced the media campaign for 2014.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

The campaign is themed #ThisIsAfrica, and is led by five of Africa’s brightest young leaders. They include actress and activist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Nigeria), serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar (Uganda), iROKO founder Jason Njoku (Nigeria), water advocate Saran Kaba Jones (Liberia) and Red Media Africa co-founder Chude Jideonwo (Nigeria).

Ashish J. Thakkar

Ashish J. Thakkar

Saran Kaban Jones

Saran Kaban Jones

Jason Njoku

Jason Njoku

Chude Jideonwo

Chude Jideonwo

This follows the awards’ successful engagements annually over the past nine years including the viral “I am the future” and “I represent Naija” campaigns.

The 2014 edition was launched last week during the World Economic Forum on Africa, and has also been expanded to The Future Africa Awards & Summit, a 2-day ideas-fest, where the continent’s most influential leaders and institutions with portfolios on youth will gather to chart immediate action-points for expansion of jobs and opportunities, as well as good governance and citizen engagement.

Nominations end on Thursday 12th June 2014 via the website or via SMS on +234 802 2222 6712.

The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 is supported by Microsoft, the US Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, Bloomberg TV Africa and Y! Africa.

Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, NigeriaNewsDesk and Premium Times. The official bloggers for 2014 are Omojuwa, Olorisupergal and Ameyaw Debrah.

Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website The official hashtags for 2014 are #ThisIsAfrica and #TFAAS2014.


  1. bblove

    May 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Omotola should get a hair stylist

    • mua

      March 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      habaaaa. why the out burst.

  2. @edDREAMZ

    May 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Making sense but omotola doesnt worth being there though…..

  3. Bukky

    May 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Omotolaaaaaa quiet achiever! Love you to the end of the world and back! One of the most inspiring women of this generation! Love love love…

  4. Nonye

    June 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Omotola is a fulfilled woman who deserves to be where she is, haters begin to run helter skelter whenever her name is mentioned because of her capabilities. haters can go to hell for all i care. Congrates Omosexy

  5. kiss

    July 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Where is representative from Ghana and other African countries? such as Togo, SA, Gambia etc why?

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