Several dignitaries and personalities attended the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa which took place on December 16, 2018, at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. The event with dress code: Glam with a touch of culture had celebs looking their best as they turned out in numbers to celebrate “Nigeria’s new tribe.”
Among the dignitaries and personalities were Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria; Biodun Shobanjo, Chairman, Troyka Holdings; Kingsley Moghalu, 2019 presidential candidate, Young Progressives Party; entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jumoke Adenowo; Salawa Abeni and many more.
Described by the World Bank as the “Nobel Prize for young Africans,” The Future Awards Africa celebrates inspiring, young Nigerians changing the African narratives and making an impact through their initiative, skill and creativity, thereby raising responsible citizens with the desire to achieve more and create better communities.
The Future Awards Africa 2018 was presented by The Future Project, H20h and Guaranty Trust Bank.
Here’s a look at other guests and dignitaries at the event…
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 among young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.
It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has the 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.
Our projects include Aiki.ng, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, YMonitor.org presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’
About Red Media Africa
Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED.
It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and lead in their industries.
It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
It has been recognised with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.
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