Falz,Yemi Alade,Dj Cuppy,Dj Obi,Wizkid and host of others make The Future Awards Nominees List


The highly anticipated nominees list for The Future Awards Africa 2016, Africa’s biggest youth event has been unveiled.

The nominees who are aged between 18-32 are key players in technology, sports, art, creative, art,entertainment, fashion and other spheres of life.

The unveiling of the nominees for the award which has 21 categories was shown live on Channels Television, Ebony Life TV, and ONTV.

“It goes without saying that we have had one of the most difficult years in our history. The days are bleak. But the stories of these nominees, and their work helps me remember that through the concrete roses will grow.

We can still bloom. It is not over!,” said Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chairman, Central Working Committee, The Future Awards Africa.

Here are nominees for The Future Awards 2016:

CATEGORY 1: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Acting

1. Adesua Etomi 30

2. Somkele Iyamah Idhalama 28

3. Rahama Sadau 24

4. Seun Ajayi 31

5. Daniel K Daniel 30

CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

1. Adebayo Oke-Lawal 26

2. Wanger Ayu 30

3. Ogugua Okonkwo 30

4. Jane Micheal Ekanem 30

5. Sandra Itu 28

CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

1. Joycee Awojoodu 28

2. Kehinde Smith 25

3. Iroghama B. Obuoforibo 31

4. Olajide David ‘ST.OLA’ Okerayi 25

5. Theodora ‘Doranne’ Anne Mogo 24

CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

1. Yemi Alade 27

2. Oluwatosin ‘Mr Eazi’ Ajibade 25

3. Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana 26

4. Oluwatobiloba “Kiss Danielz” Daniel Anidugbe 23

5. Augustine ‘Tekno’ Miles Kelechi 22

CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Professional Service

1. Ify Afe 29

2. Kenneth Okwor 24

3. Solomon Ojeagbase 30

4. Dr Salihu Dasuki Nakande 29

5. Chidiogo Akunyili 31

CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Business

1. Seun Sangoleye 30

2. Yasmin Belo-Osagie/Afua Osei 27/29

3. Seyi Abolaji 32

4. Ifeanyi Orajaka 28

5. Affiong William 30

CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports

1. Seye Ogunlewe 25

2. Odion Ighalo 27

3. Omolayo Bose 27

4. Kehinde Paul 28

5. Kelechi Promise Iheanacho 20

CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education

1. Olumide Ogunlana and Chukwuwezam Obanor 26/27

2. Ezeakor Chinenye 25

3. Arese Ugwu 31

4. Godwin Benson 27

5. Izunna Okafor 22

CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

1. Shola Akinlade 31

2. Olaniran Abiola 27

3. Oluyomi Ojo 32

4. Andrew Airelobhegbei 23

5. Dele Bakare 27

CATEGORY 10: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for New Media

1. Tosin Ajibade 29

2. Femi Bakare and Adeyeri Michael 23/27

3. Ebenezar Wikina 23

4. Bizzle Oshikoya 30

5. Bashir Ahmaad 25

CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media Enterprise

1. Bankole Oluwafemi 29

2. Adaora Mbelu 30

3. Bidemi Zakariyau 27

4. Fatima Togbe 29

5. Samuel Ajiboye 25

CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service

1. Asuquo Ekpenyong 31

2. Aliyu Giwa 31

3. Esther Agbarakwe 31

4. Obieze Nwanna Nzewunwa 31

5. Ruqayya Nasir Sani 28

CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts & Culture

1. Emmanuel Oyeleke 29

2. Ndidi Emefele 29

3. Aderenle Sonariwo 29

4. Osa Okunkpolor 27

5. Eniola Idera Wunmi 23

CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional

1. Obi “DJ Obi” Ajuonuma 26

2. Florence “DJ Cuppy” Ifeoluwa Otedola 24

3. Evans Akanno 27

4. Isioma Osaje 25

5. George Okoro 30

CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy

1. Wadi Ben-Hirki 19

2. Bukola Bolarinwa 28

3. Samson Itodo 30

4. Toks Bakare 31

5. Imrana Alhaji Buba 23

CATEGORY 16: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture

1. Julius Adewopo 31

2. Abamu joseph 25

3. Shola Ladoja 31

4. Hamman Yerima Wabi 24

5. Ronke Aderinoye 30

CATEGORY 17: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Screen Producer

1. Chukwuka Egorh/James Omokwe 28/32

2. Mary Remmy Njoku 31

3. Asurf Oluseyi 32

4. Adeola Oshikojo 30

5. Usman Ahmad Kabara 31

CATEGORY 18: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Journalism

1. Fisayo Soyombo 31

2. Eromo Egbejule 26

3. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu 31

4. Yemisi Adegoke 28

5. Chika Sandra Oduah 30

CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (visual)

1. Bolanle Olukanni 27

2. Stephanie Coker 27

3. Ehis Okoguale 29

4. Chuey chu 25

5. Victor Mathias 29

CATEGORY 20: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (audio)

1. Rolake Bello 30

2. Ayo Thomson 30

3. Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman (Mowiz) 29

4. Oluwakemi ‘Kemi Smallz’ Itari Catherine 28

5. Jennifer Nzewunwah 30

CATEGORY 21: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

1. Mark Okoye 30

2. Ayodeji Ibrahim ‘Wizkid’ Balogun 27

3. John Boyega 24

4. Iyeh Kennedy 21

5. Dr Oluwo Adedunmola 24

The Award ceremony organised by RED holds on December 18, 2016.

Credit: Ynaija Online.

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Submitted/Edited: Ayo Adams

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