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Toke Makinwa and Sammy Walsh unveiled as host for The Future Awards Africa 2020.

The Central Working Committee of The Future Festival has announced that its 15th edition of The Future Awards Africa will hold on Saturday 28 November, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm on Africa Magic, MTV Base, and Popcentral TV.  

The Future Awards Africa will be celebrating extraordinary young people across the continent for their display of courage, innovation, talent, commitment and hard work in shaping their communities and societies, especially in the last one year. 

“It is our pleasure to have media personalities Toke Makinwa and Sammy Walsh co-host our first-ever virtual awards, as we bring to your screens, exceptional young people who have thrived brilliantly despite the challenges of this year. We believe that many will find inspiration in the stories of those we would be celebrating,” said Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chairman, Central Working Committee. 

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“This is one of the first TV & Digital awards across the continent this year and certainly the first in the Nigerian market as we make a bold march into the future of content and engagement,” he added. 

The awards will air on Africa Magic Family, DSTV Ch. 154; Popcentral TV, DSTV Ch. 189; and MTV Base, DSTV Ch. 322. It is part of The Future Festival, which is a three-day celebration of youth culture across Africa including the Beating Corona Telethon and The Diversity Summit. Viewers can also watch the awards live via our social media page @tfaafrica 

The Future Festival is presented by The Future Awards Africa and Y! Africa. Media partners are MTV Base, Africa Magic, Popcentral TV, Cool FM, Nigeria Info, BellaNaija.com and YNaija.com. 

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Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA. The official hashtags for 2020 are #TheFutureFestival, #TFAA15 and #TheAgeofRevolution. 

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About The Future Awards Africa    

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

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It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.  

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