THESE ARE THE WINNERS OF THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA 2014.

By Red Media Africa
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Africa's biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa 2014 which held yesterday at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel, was an unforgettable evening of inspiration.

The awards which were hosted by Iyanya, Osas Ighodaro, Ice Prince and Flavia saw 10 outstanding individuals rewarded for their excellent work across different fields: business, entertainment, politics, science and technology and education.

A star highlight of the evening was the final phase of TFAA's #STOPEBOLA campaign, which was held via an auction on a custom piece by A-List haute couture designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi. Blogger, Linda Ikeji bid a whopping sum of 1Million Naira on the dress and the proceeds will go to the UN Ebola Response Fund.

The event was also graced by high-profile personalities in persons of President Goodluck Jonathan, represented by Honourable Minister for Youth Development, Boni Haruna, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Dr, Oby Ezekwesili, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Banky W, Funke Akindele, Seyi Shay, to name a few.
The winners of the coveted awards on the night were:

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year [Endowed by UBA]
Sangu Delle, Ghana, 27

The TFAA Prize in Enterprise Support
Bunmi Otegbade, Nigeria, 27

The TFAA Prize in Entertainment
Nasibu Abdul Juma (Diamond), Tanzania, 24,

The TFAA Prize in Technology [Endowed by Etisalat]
Joshua Okello, Uganda, 23

The Stella Adadevoh Prize in Public Service
Lukman Jaji, Nigeria, 30

The TFAA Prize in Community Action
Jake Okechukwu, Nigeria, 24

The TFAA Prize in Agriculture
Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim, Kenya, 24/24

The TFAA Prize in Education [Endowed by Access Bank]
Philip Obaji Jr., Nigeria, 29

The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
Andrew Mupuya, Uganda, 22

The TFAA Prize in Advocacy
Kennedy Odede, Kenya, 29

The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Access Bank and UBA. It is presented in partnership with Etisalat, Microsoft, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija and 360nobs.

The official bloggers for 2014 are LindaIkeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Ameyaw, NigeriaNewsDesk and GidiTraffic. Country partners are The Trent, Information Nigeria, News Wire Nigeria, SabiNews, GHJOY and Pulse.ng. Buzz Partners are Style Vitae, StyleMeAfrica, Fashpa.com, FAP and LagosLaidbac.

Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter/Instagram or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards The official hashtags for the 2014 awards are #TheFutureAwards and #TheFutureAwards2014.

ABOUT THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA
The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Vitafoam and presented in partnership with Microsoft, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija and 360nobs.

The official bloggers for 2014 are LindaIkeji, Omojuwa, LadunLiadi, Olorisupergal, Ameyaw, NigeriaNewsDesk and GidiTraffic. Country partners are The Trent, Information Nigeria, News Wire Nigeria, SabiNews, GHJOY and Pulse.ng. Buzz Partners are Style Vitae, StyleMeAfrica, Fashpa.com & FAP.

Cool FM is the host radio station. Channels Television is the host TV station.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter/Instagram or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards The official hashtags for the 2014 awards are #TheFutureAwards and #TheFutureAwards2014.

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 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 Aiki.ng, 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, described as 'The Nobel Prize for Young Africans'.

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, Equatorial 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 Kabagambe.




BONIFACE MWANGI, WINNER, TFAA PRIZE IN ADVOCACY


BUNMI OTEGBADE, WINNER, TFAA PRIZE IN ENTERPRISE SUPPORT


LDACOUTURE DRESS AUCTIONED AT 1 MILLION NAIRA 2


LDACOUTURE DRESS AUCTIONED AT 1 MILLION NAIRA


SALIM SHARAF, REPRESENTING DIAMOND PLATNUMZ, WINNER TFAA PRIZE IN ENTERTAINMENT


SANGU DELLE, TFAA YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR