Photos: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Funke Akindele, Banky W, Iyanya, Dakore Akande and others at The Future Awards Africa 2014

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Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa 2014 which held at the Intercontinental Hotels Lagos, yesterday lived up to continent-wide expectation.

The star-studded exclusive evening of inspiration certainly won’t be one that attendees won’t forget in a hurry. A grateful audience was clearly inspired to action by charged speeches from Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and calls to action by Banky W and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, to name a few.

Memorable highlights of the night included an electrifying set by Asa, performing songs from her new album, ‘Bed of Stone’ in Nigeria for the first time. Of note also was the #STOPEBOLA auction to raise money for the United Nations Ebola Response Fund, the final leg of TFAA #STOPEBOLA campaign. A bespoke dress by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi was the auction item and it was sold for N1M naira, bought by Nigeria’s foremost blogger Linda Ikeji.

High profile guests in attendance at the event were Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna representing President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Professor Pat Utomi, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, CEO Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, Senator Femi Gbajabiamila, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Daniel Amokachi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Funke Akindele, Dakore Akande, Timi Dakolo, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Uti Nwachukwu, Dotun of COOL FM, to name a few.

Performers on the night were: Waje and OC Ukeje, opening the show with the Nigerian national anthem, Paris-based soul super star, Asa and closing out the show was Yemi Alade.

The red carpet hosts were Bolanle Olukanni, Zainab Balogun, Denola Grey and Zina Anumudu. 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.

THEDAKOLOS (408x605)
Timi Dakolo & Wife
Yemi Alade (692x461)
Yemi Alade
Oby Ezekwesili  (646x431)
Oby Ezekwesili
Osas Ighodaro & Iceprince  (653x436)
Osas Ighodaro & Iceprince
Omotola Jalade with hubby, Cpt Ekeinde (692x461)
Omotola Jalade with hubby, Cpt Ekeinde
Tonye Cole (2) (692x461)
Tonye Cole
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (512x768)
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi & Amokachi D-Bull (692x461)
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi & Amokachi D-Bull
Tonye Cole, Boni Haruna, Oby Ezekwesili, Jimi Agbaje, Rotimi Amaechi & Pat Utomi (672x448)
Tonye Cole, Boni Haruna, Oby Ezekwesili, Jimi Agbaje, Rotimi Amaechi & Pat Utomi
Tonye Cole, Bolanle Austen-Peters (653x436)
Tonye Cole, Bolanle Austen-Peters
Vector
Vector
Lamide Akintobi (384x576)
Lamide Akintobi
Omalicha (640x960)
Omalicha
Funke AKindele (512x768)
Funke AKindele
Tinsel star, Gideon Okeke (512x768)
Tinsel star, Gideon Okeke
Oreka Godis (512x768)
Oreka Godis
Governor Rotimi Amaechi & Adebola Williams (767x511)
Governor Rotimi Amaechi & Adebola Williams
Adebola Williams with Banky W (767x511)
Adebola Williams with Banky W
Iyanya (767x511)
Iyanya
Debola Falana, Chin Okeke, Wunika Mukan and Latasha Ngwube (767x511)
Debola Falana, Chin Okeke, Wunika Mukan and Latasha Ngwube
Linda Ikeji (683x1024)
Linda Ikeji
Selfiemoment with Dakore (657x438)
Selfiemoment with Dakore
Mr & Mrs Akande (657x986)
Mr & Mrs Akande
Bolanle Olukanni (1024x683)
Bolanle Olukanni
Pat Utomi & Zainab Balogun (768x512)
Pat Utomi & Zainab Balogun
Osas Ighodaro 2 (683x1024)
Osas Ighodaro
Jimi Agbaje & Adebola Williams (726x485)
Jimi Agbaje & Adebola Williams
Iyanya & Osas (726x485)
Iyanya & Osas
Osas & Iyanya (726x485)
Osas & Iyanya
Waje & OC Ukeje perfoming the National Anthem (726x485)
Waje & OC Ukeje perfoming the National Anthem
WAJE 1 (726x485)
Waje
Tosin Bucknor (623x934)
Tosin Bucknor
kunle Afolayan & Bolanle Austen-Peters (692x461)
Kunle Afolayan & Bolanle Austen-Peters
Toke Makinwa (554x830)
Toke Makinwa
Dakore Egbuson Akande & Adepetun (692x461)
Dakore Egbuson Akande & Adepetun
Zainab Balogun & Dr. Wiebe Boer (692x461)
Zainab Balogun & Dr. Wiebe Boer
Zainab Balogun (682x1024)
Zainab Balogun
Waje   (554x830)
Waje
Makida Moka (623x934)
Makida Moka

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