As the day for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2014 draws nearer, the finalists for the awards have been unveiled and Sandu Delle, Regina Agyare, Sarkodie, Davido, Ice Prince and several others made the list.
The event is scheduled to hold on 7 December 2014, in Lagos.
According to TFAA, the finalists were selected from the pool of outstanding individuals across various disciplines and nominated from all over Africa for this season of the awards – and have been assessed through a four-month process supervised by the Central Working Committee, Board of Judges and Independent Audit Committee.
Speaking on the nominees, Elikem Nutifafa – a member of the Independent Audit Committee – states that “We are delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s awards. It was a painstaking process but we are happy that the quality of nominations keeps rising every year. These are the brightest stars of Africa’s today, and future.”
See complete list of finalists below!
TFAA Prize in Technology
Jamilia Abass, Linda Kwamboka & Susan Oguya (Kenya)
Mark Essien (Nigeria)
Joshua Okello (Kenya)
TFAA Prize in Community Action
Jake Okechukwu (Nigeria)
Nixon Ochatre (Uganda)
Tricia Ikponmwonba (Nigeria)
TFAA Prize in Public Service
Lukman Jaji (Nigeria)
Okwuone Nkechi (Nigeria)
Ahmed Salihijo (Nigeria)
TFAA Prize in Advocacy
Kennedy Odede (Kenya)
Boniface Mwangi (Kenya)
Abdikadir Aden Hassan (Kenya)
TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support
Sanga Moses (Uganda)
Bunmi Otegbade (Nigeria)
Justin Stanford (South Africa)
TFAA Prize in Entertainment
Panshak ‘Ice Prince’ Zamani (Nigeria)
Michael Kwesi ‘Sarkodie’ Owusu (Ghana)
Nasibu Adul ‘Diamond’ Juma (Tanzania)
TFAA Prize in Agriculture
Olawale Isaiah Ojo (Nigeria)
Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim (Kenya)
Nasir Yammama (Nigeria)
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
Eseoghene Odiete (Nigeria)
Ally Edha Awadh (Tanzania)
Andrew Mupuya (Uganda)
TFAA Prize in Education
Regina Agyare (Ghana)
Obanor Chukwuwezam & Ogunlana Olumide (Nigeria)
Philip Obaji Jr (Nigeria)
TFAA Prize for Young Person of the Year
Kayode Disu (Nigeria)
Joel Mwale (Kenya)
Sangu Delle (Ghana)
Alengot Oromait (Uganda)
David Adedeji ‘Davido’ Adeleke (Nigeria)
The Future Awards Africa 2014 is presented in partnership with Microsoft and the Tony Elumelu Foundation and is headlined by Vitafoam.
Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, Africa Magic, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, YNaija, Premium Times and 360nobs.
The official bloggers for 2014 are LindaIkeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Ameyaw Debrah, NigeriaNewsDesk. Country partners are LIRS, Silverbird TV, Hip TV, The Cable,The Trent, Information Nigeria, News Wire Nigeria, Pulse.ng and Sabinews; press Buzz Partners are StyleMeAfrica, StyleVitae, Ono Bello and FAP.
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For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter/Instagram or the websitewww.thefutureafrica.com/awards. The official hashtags for the 2014 awards are #TheFutureAwardsAfrica and #TheFutureAwards2014.
BellaNaija is an online partner with The Future Awards 2014