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Rinu Oduala, Maryam Yahaya, Buju Benson, Bimbo Ademoye others nominated for the 16th edition of The Future Awards Africa

Themed “Celebrating Challengers and Builders”, this year’s Awards is celebrating trailblazers that have chosen to defy the status quo and redefine the norm in their various fields within the past year. 

Making the list of this year’s award nominees are fabrication engineer and designer of Nigeria’s first carbon fiber car, Jerry Mallo; Founder Chess in Slums Africa, Tunde Onakoya; Social media influencer and popular #EndSARS campaigner, Rinu Oduala, Kannywood actress Maryam Yahaya, Plateau-born fashion model, Davou Pwajok; sustainability expert and CEO Prunedge, Joel Ogunsola; Nigerian-Canadian fashion designer, Andrea Inyama; and Nigerian Afro-Fusion singer, songwriter and record producer Daniel ‘Buju’ Benson.  

Commenting on the nominations, Senior Advisor, The Future Project, Bukonla Adebakin, stated the importance of celebrating individuals who have made immense contributions towards developing the continent. “With the collapse and restructuring of systems that have occurred in Nigeria in recent times, it is expedient that we celebrate young African leaders who have worked tirelessly to advance the continent through contributions made in their various fields,” she said.  

“We owe most of Africa’s progress to these young people who are moving the needle and shaping narratives. We are delighted to honour not just them but the amazing work they have done. They have proved that they’re not just the leaders of tomorrow but the legends of today.” she concluded.  

Read full profiles of nominees and honourees here https://awards.thefutureafrica.com/

This Edition of “The Future Awards Africa” holds on the February 20, 2022 at the Federal Palace Hotel. TFAA is brought to you by The Future Project, powered by Zedcrest. The official hashtags for the 16th edition are #TFAA16, #ChallengersandBuilders.

Follow @tfaafrica for more information or call +2348022226712. 

Meet the Challengers and Builders.  

**Please note that there is a one-week window opened to the public for any complains as regards the category nominees. All Inquiries should be directed to [email protected].

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THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR CONTENT CREATION 

Isaac ‘Zicsaloma’ Aloma (30) 

Tayo Aina (29) 

Onyekwelu ‘Jenni Frank’ Jennifer Ebere (27) 

Apaokagi ‘Taaooma’ Maryam (22) 

Emmanuel ‘Mr Funny’ Ejekwu (26) 

Bukunmi ‘Kie-kie’ Adeaga-Ilori (31) 

Tobi ‘Street Church’ Oreoluwa (31) 

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM 

Solomon Ayodele (29) 

Wilson Atumeyi (29) 

Rinu Oduala (23) 

Kemi Olawoye/Adeloye Olanrewaju (27/30) 

Fatima Tafoki (24) 

Naima Idris Usman (27) 

Shedrack Danladi (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION  

Vera David-Emesiobum (31) 

Tunde Onakoya (27) 

Blessing Ingyape (31) 

Saratu Ishaya Abdullahi (27) 

Aliyu Umar Sadiq (24) 

Amin Ameen (29)

Ibrahim ‘Flag boy’ Adebanjo Akinwunmi (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MUSIC  

Joseph ‘Joeboy’ Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus (24) 

Adedamola ‘Fireboy’ Ade Folahan (26) 

Oyinkansola ‘Ayra Starr’ Aderibigbe (19) 

Chukwuka ‘Ckay’ Ekweani (26) 

Stanley ‘Omah Lay’ Didia (24) 

Daniel ‘Buju’ Benson (24) 

Temilade ‘Tems’ Openiyi (26) 

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 

Adeyemi Adetunji (31) 

Daphne Akatugba (31) 

David Oyawoye       (30) 

Khalil Nur Khalil (28) 

Ifeadi Anigbobu (30) 

Abiodun Animashaun (30) 

Blossom Egbude (28)  

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THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ACTING 

Teniola Aladese (28) 

Maryam Yahhaya (24) 

Nengi Adoki (31) 

Temi Ami (30) 

Emeka Nwagbaraocha (28) 

Abayomi Alvin (27) 

Bimbo Ademoye (30)  

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM 

S.I Ohumu (25) 

Abdulbaki Aliyu Jari (30) 

Laila Johnson-Salami (24) 

Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi (28)  

Yvonne Okhaifoh (28) 

Chisom Peter Job (22) 

Agbaje Ayomide (22) 

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR LAWYER 

Oyinkansola Fawehinmi Foza (25) 

Mobolaji Oriola (27) 

Damilola Wright (29) 

Iredumare Opeyemi (29) 

Oluwaseun Ayansola (29) 

Monisola Tayo-Oyetibo (29) 

Kelechi Ibe (28)  

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FILM 

Michael Omonua (32) 

Akay Mason (28) 

Kayode Kasum (30)  

Dada ‘Oluwadabest’ Temitope (29) 

Victor Edem (25)  

Nora Awolowo (22) 

Abdul Tijani ‘Abdul TJ” Ahmed (27)             

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Omoye Abulimen (28)          

Olatunji Adenike Rukayat (28) 

Lade Lois Olaiya (27) 

Jerry Mallo (27)  

Jumoke Dada (27) 

Ore Rusewe (26) 

Joel Ogunsola (28)  

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR TECHNOLOGY  

Kennedy Ekezie (24) 

Abubaka Nur Khalil (21) 

Dare Adekoya (28) 

Yanmo Omoregbe (28) 

Timi Ajiboye (28) 

Hanu Fejiro (26) 

Eluan Ben (24)  

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ART AND LITERATURE 

Chigozie Obi (24) 

Mayowa ‘Shutabug’ Alabi (27) 

Niyi Okeowo (27) 

Renike Olusanya (27) 

Eloghosa Osunde      

Tj Benson (30) 

Arinze Ifeakandu (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS 

Dr. Chinonso ‘Aproko Dr‘ Egemba (31) 

Dr. Chioma ‘Dr Zobo’ Nwakanma (31) 

Princess Ifeoma Ike (30) 

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Dr. Cassandra Akinde (30) 

Dr. Opeyemi Adeyemi (29) 

Dinatu Emmanuel Ishaku (26) 

Odunola Olabintan (25)  

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 

Mufid Sulaiman Abubakar (29) 

Ikanna Okim (23) 

Asaka Ewerechukwu Favour (21)  

Goodness Adesewa (24) 

Uchechi Promise Echefu (29) 

Joseph Oloruntola Adeola (28) 

Uzoaku Odinachukwu Amadi (24) 

Dr Joy Adesina (24) 

Elizabeth Ekeoseye (21)  

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FASHION 

Weizdhurm Franklyn (30) 

Kiing Davids (28) 

Temitayo Ilesanmi Nathan (28)        

Seun Olopade (28) 

Bolajo Fawehinmi (30) 

Mariam Afolabi (28) 

Davou Pwajok (24) 

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR 

Mohammed Salah (Egypt) 29 

Angeline Makore (Zimbabwe) 25 

Jerry Mallo (Nigeria) 27  

Andrea Inyama (Nigeria) 28 

Lelise Neme (Ethiopia) 29 

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR SERVICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE 

Femi Falana 

Tony Eleumelu 

Aisha Yesufu 

Dr. Akintoye Akindele 

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi 

Atedo Peterside 

Olowogboyega A. Olayemi  

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About The Future Awards Africa  

The Future Awards Africa, also popularly known as The Future Awards, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. The awards celebrate young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievements in the year under consideration. Forbes has described the awards as “Most important awards for outstanding young Africans”. The awards were conceived by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2004. 

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