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Ahmed Musa, Chidi Ajaere, Adesuwa Etomi, others make 2018 Future Awards nominees list

Ahmed Musa, Chidi Ajaere, Adesuwa Etomi, others make 2018 Future Awards nominees list

The nominees list for the 13th edition of Africa’s biggest youth gathering, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2018 has been revealed by the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the annual event.

Topping the list of nominees for this year’s edition include the Chairman of the GIG Group, Chidi Ajaere who was nominated in The Future Awards Africa Prize for Business category, Super Eagles Striker, Ahmed Musa who was nominated in The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sports cadre, and Nollywood actress Adesuwa Etomi who was listed in The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting category.

Other nominees who made the list include; artistes, Davido and Simi; social media influencer and comedienne, Maraji; Dr Mahmoud Maina; Taekwondo expert, Thursdaline Peter and many more.

“Inducting these new set of performers into Nigeria’s New Tribe has been nothing short of inspiring as they have dutifully chosen the path of impact to their community, nation and the continent,” said Bukonla Adebakin, Chief Operating Officer of The Future Project. “We are reminded of how important it is to acknowledge the work of young Nigerians who have ignored limitations around them and excelling in their chosen fields.”

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Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, the 2018 edition again celebrates young Nigerians driving new narratives, pursuing positive change and making a difference through social enterprise, social good and innovation, united by the possibilities of their talent, commitment to hard work and driven by achievement.

See the full list below:

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

Zainab Balogun (29)]

Maryam Booth (24)

Bisola Aiyeola (32)

Adesua Etomi (31)

Alex Ekubo (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy

Charles Odii (30)

Hauwa Ojeifo (26)

Samira Sanusi (30)

Gospel Martins (30)

Uche Kenneth (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture

Abdulfatah Sadiq (31)

Abubakar Sadiq Falalu (28)

Jesse Osiobe (31)

Oluwafemi Aliu (25)

Ayodele Sipasi Olalekan (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Business

Ladipo Lawani (30)

Sunkanmi Ola (26)

Chidi Ajaere (31)

Ronke Bamisedun (31)

Mohammed Jammal (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy

Samuel ‘Broda Shaggi’ Perry (25)

Gloria ‘Maraji’ Oloruntobi (23)

Mark Angel (27)

Lasisi Elenu (29)

Adeyela ‘Omo Ibadan’ Adebola (23)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creativity

Ken Nwadiogbu (24)

Kingsley Ayogu (23)

Ayobola Kekere-Ekun (25)

Haneefa Adam (27)

Uche Ugo (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

Tosin ‘Style-Infidel’ Ogundadegbe (30)

Ozinna Anumudu (26)

Papa ‘Maxivive’ Oyeyemi (26)

‘Emmy Kasbit’ Emmanuel Okoro (28)

Amy Akudo ‘Shekudo’ Iheakanwa (29)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism

Hannah Ojo (30)

Linus Unah (26)

Kemi Busari (29)

Festus Iyorah (25)

Taiwo Adebulu (29)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

Damini ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu (27)

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (30)

Niniola Apata (31)

Folarin Falz Falana (28)

Adekunle Gold (30)

Adewale ‘Mayorkun’ Mayowa Emmanuel (25)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media

Nkechi (Ink) Eze (29)

Hope Obeten (30)

Fisayo Fosudo (22)

John Obidi (32)

Chidi Okereke (30)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for On Air Personality (Radio)

Awazi Angbalaga (24)

Sophia Anidugbe (28)

Cassandra George (24)

Foluwake ‘Folu Storms’ Ogunkeye (31)

Paul McPetros (24)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for On-Air Personality (TV)

Tomike Alayande (23)

Idia Aisien (27)

Olive Emodi (29)

Victor Mathias (31)

Osasu Igbinedion (26)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Photography

Tope ‘Horpload’ Adenola (29)

Emmanuel Oyeleke (30)

Damilola Onafuwa (27)

Chidi ‘Lex Ash’ Ashimole (27)

Fati Abubakar (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

John Oke (24)

Adegoke Olubusi (25); Tito Ovia (25); and Dimeji Sofowora, (26)

Odunayo Eweniyi (25), Joshua Chibueze (25), Somtochukwu Ifezue (27)

Obi Omile Jr. (27)

Uchechukwu Emmanuel (25), Esumeh Aaron (25), Godwin Nwangele (24), Udeh Isaac Nnaemeka (26), and Kingsley Okereke (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sports

Tobi Amusan (21)

Evelyn Akator (23)

Ahmed Musa (26)

Thursdaline Peters (31)

Ndidi Wilfred (21)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Screen Producer

Nadine Ibrahim (24)

Faraday Okoro (31)

Michael Psalmist Akinrogunde (23)

Adelapo ‘Lowladee’ Adeleke (28)

Noni Salma (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize & University of Sussex for Education

Lubem Mtile, (29)

Wole Adedoyin (32)

Brenda McWilson (25)

Itodo Anthony (31)

Gideon Olanrewaju (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service

Uche Okafor (30)

Chinwe Egwim (31)

Catherine Kemi Onabanjo (31)

Mavi Mudiaga-Erhueh (28)

Temi Marcella Awogboro (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Public Service

Dami Ajayi (32)

Ebenezer Wikina (26)

Dr. Betta Edu (31)

Rukayat Mope Azeez-Lawal (31)

Daniel Philemon Saredau (30)

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