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:
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
Olude Lekan/Ayodeji Adewunmi/Opeyemi Awoyemi
Teju “Babyface” Oyelakin
Tobias and Titus Igwe
Jerry Ukechukwu Eze
Steve “Yaw” Onu
Toyin “TY” Bello
Peter and Paul “Psquare” Okoye
Kemi “Lala” Akindoju
Michael “Don Jazzy” Ajere
Bukola “Asa” Elemide
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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