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The Future Awards Africa Launches Nigerian Theme For Its 11th Edition, Nominees List Released Sunday 4th December

By Red Media Africa

Following the announcement by the Central Working Committee (CWC) for Africa’s biggest youth event The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), the Awards is launching its country model plan with a focus on Nigeria.

This has been a difficult year in Nigeria, but despite the adversity, the youth have risen to the challenge. A new cohort of extraordinary people are defying the odds and paving the way for generations to come. They are the people who will serve as inspiration to the nation. The theme for this year’s awards ‘Shaping the Future’ captures the driving energy of these very accomplished nominees.

Whether it is through expression in arts and culture, or knowledge in science and technology, these are young women and men who have stretched our collective boundaries and made us better as a nation.

“We ask ourselves, rule is Nigeria producing a new breed of heroes? Delivering key players who will shape our future? We are particularly excited about this edition because will be showcasing impressive young people from across Nigeria, who will reflect the breakthroughs the youth have made in different fields,” said Bukonla Adebakin, Project Lead, The Future Project.

“We want to remind everyone of the power of young Nigerian women and men, recognising their efforts. We want to take the time to recognise their hunger, their ability to take the ball in pursuit of purpose and their passion to see a better country, and we hope to get them assembled in formation at the awards,” said Bukunyi Olateru Olagbegi, Head of the CWC.

“On the 4th of December, 2016 at 3:00 pm on Channels TV, these key players shaping Nigeria's future and Africa’s destiny will be unveiled in a live broadcast of a Rubbin' Minds television show special,” he continued.

The 11th edition of The Future Awards Africa will hold on Sunday 18th December 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria. Tell us how you are shaping the future and share your contribution as a key player in Nigeria's future and Africa's destiny. Tweet at us with your messages or videos using these hashtags #ShapingTheFuture #KeyPlayerTFAA2016.

The Future Awards Africa 2016 is powered by RED.
For more information, visit awards.thefutureafrica.com . Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA. The official hashtags for 2016 is #TFAA2016.

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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.

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, 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'.

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.

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. RED owns the continent's largest portfolio of youth media brands. Its Content Division holds brands across TV, radio, online and events including Y! Magazine,YNaija.com, Rubbin' Minds, #YTech100 and the The RED Summit. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project, which projects include Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, HowCanIGetInvolved.com and Aiki.ng, which is run in conjunction with Microsoft.