The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) Kicks Off By Celebrating “The Best 100 List”

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Japheth Omojuwa

Yesterday, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) kicked off a week of celebration yesterday with a formal launch. They celebrated top 100 young people, some of the young leaders that have been nominated from the birth of the awards in 2006

The event was kicked off by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo at an event at the State House, Abuja.

Dignitaries at the event included Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, coordinating minister of the economy; Akinwumi Adesina, minister of agriculture; Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Federal Government; Mike Oghiadome, Chief of Staff to the President; Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, minister of sports and youth development; Tony O. Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holding; Ibukun Awosika, chairman of Sokoa Chair Centre; Ben Bruce, Silverbird chairman; John Momoh, Channels TV chairman; John Momoh, TW publisher; Toni Kan, Kabelo Makwane, Microsoft Director; amongst others.

The Best 100 list consists of young people who have made huge impact in one sector or the other through hard work, determination and courage.

Lets take a look at some of these young leaders….

The ‘Best 100′ List:
Kola Oshinowo
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu

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Bright “Basketmouth” Okpocha
Emem Ema
Emmanuel Etim Esther Agbarakwe
Maupe Ogun
Mayokun Okelola
MI Abaga
Alexander Yangs

Ali Nuhu
Ali Nuhu

Alkasim Abdulkadir
Chinwe Njoku
Uti Nwachukwu
Uyi Omakaro
Nmachi Jidenma
Nnaemeka Ikeguonu

Noble Igwe
Noble Igwe

OC Ukeje
Ohimai Amaize
Ola Orekunrin
Olude Lekan/Ayodeji Adewunmi/Opeyemi Awoyemi
Debola Lewis

Denrele Edun
Denrele Edun
Ebuka Obi Uchendu
Ebuka Obi Uchendu

Bukola Adubi
Stephanie Linus

Tara Fela-Durotoye
Tara Fela-Durotoye

Teju “Babyface” Oyelakin
Tobias and Titus Igwe
Tochukwu Ikpebu
Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu "toolz" Oniru
Tolu “toolz” Oniru

Tolu Sangosanya
Kola Oyeneyin
Femi Oyediran
Ferdinard Adimefe

Japheth Omojuwa
Japheth Omojuwa

Gideon Okeke
Hadiza Abdulahi
Idris Akinbajo
Ify Aniebo
Olumide Makanjuola
Karo Agono

Kemi Adetiba
Kemi Adetiba

Jerry Ukechukwu Eze
Seun Osewa
Latashe Ngwube
Kenneth Gyang
Otto Orondaam
Perez Tigidam
Seun Onigbinde
Toyosi Ogunseye
Uche Jombo
Uche Nnaji
Wale Adetula
Chika Nwobi

Ndidi Nwuneli
Ndidi Nwuneli

Ojoma Ochai
Linda Ikeji
Banke Meshida-Lawal
Steve “Yaw” Onu
Toyin “TY” Bello
Andre Blaze
Yagazie Chukwumerije
Omawumi Megbele
IK Osakioduwa
Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
Aisha Augie-Kuta
Jason Njoku

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe
Genevieve Nnaji
Olamide Adedeji

Lamide Akintobi
Lamide Akintobi

Abisola Edun
Onye Ubanatu
Peter and Paul “Psquare” Okoye
Samuel Olatunji
Kemi “Lala” Akindoju
Lisa Folawiyo
Matse Uwatse
Toyosi Akerele
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Vincent Enyeama
Ngozi Nkwoji
Tola Sunmonu
Akin Rotimi
Michael “Don Jazzy” Ajere

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Dbanj

Dare Art-Alade
Zubair Abubakar
Bukola “Asa” Elemide
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Uche Pedro
Julie Odia
Funke Awobokun
Tunde Aladese
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Cohbams Asuquo

The next stop for The Future Awards Africa after events in Lagos, Addis Ababa and Abuja is Port Harcourt, where this year’s edition of the awards will hold. This will be followed by School Seminars where students will be mentored and coached in practical sessions on career and talent, first in Port Harcourt and then in secondary schools across Nigeria.

“We are glad to welcome The Future Awards Africa to Rivers again and to be a key partner for its week-long celebrations,” said Ibim Semenitari, Commissioner for information. “We look forward to continuing our work building the capacity and showcasing the immense talent of Port Harcourt’s youth.”

The awards are hosted by the Rivers State Government and held in partnership with Microsoft, the British Council, the Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Access Bank and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Microsoft will also be launching its jobs and employability portal, Aiki.ng at the awards.

Source – Ynaija.com

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