The Future Awards in Lagos

The 2014 version of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) holds on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Intercontinental Hotels in Lagos, Nigeria.

A release by PR and marketing company Red Communication says about the awards:

“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 1500 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

“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.

“Our projects include, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders,
#StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, The m-Hub, TheFuture Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Africa Awards & Summit.”

It continues: “With a network of funders and partners including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the US Government, First Bank,
MTN, HP, the Nigerian Government and the British Council, our work has spanned Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Burkina Faso,
Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon, Somalia, Equitorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Kenya.

“Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and
the Middle East, including the coordinating minister of the Nigerian economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; senior economic advisor with the Open
Society Foundations, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond; and the chief of cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne

Ahead of the TFAA 2014, leading entertainers are leading a campaign to stop Ebola that will be concluded on Dec. 7 (see Eyeway ENTERTAINMENT).


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