Take a look at the 2016 Future Awards nominees

Africa is only just beginning, with the Future Awards having become a good motivator for the continent’s youth.

The Future Awards Africa are a series of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise designed to celebrate young people aged between 18 and 31 who have made outstanding achievements in the year under review.




The Future Awards 2016 honor Nigerians who have excelled in their fields of activity in 21 categories. The award ceremony will take place on December 18th in Lagos.

The full list of nominees for the 2016 Future Awards is below:

CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Awards for Acting

  • Adesua Etomi
  • Somkele Iyamah Idhalama
  • Rahama Sadau
  • Seun Ajayi
  • Daniel K. Daniel





CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Awards for Fashion

  • Adebayo Okay-Lawal
  • Wanger Ayu |
  • Ogugua Okonkwo
  • Jane Micheal Ekanem
  • Sandra It

CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

  • Joycee Awojoodu
  • Kehinde Smith
  • Iroghama B. Obuoforibo
  • Olajide David ‘ST.OLA’ Okerayi
  • Theodora ‘Doranne’ Anne Mogo

CATEGORY 4: Prize for Music

  • Yemi Alade
  • Oluwatosin ‘Mr Eazi’ Ajibade
  • Folarin Falz Falana
  • Oluwatobiloba “Kiss Daniel” Daniel Anidugbe
  • Augustine “Tekno” Miles Kelechi





CATEGORY 5: Professional Service Award

  • Ify Afe
  • Kenneth Okwor
  • Solomon Ojeagbase
  • Dr. Salihu Dasuki Nakande
  • Chidiogo Akunyili

CATEGORY 6: Business Award

  • Son Sangoleye
  • Yasmin Bello-Osagie / Afua Osei
  • Seyi Abolaji
  • Ifeanyi Orajaka
  • Affiong William

CATEGORY 7: The future awards the Africa Prize for Sport

  • Seye Ogunlewe
  • Odion Ighalo
  • Omolayo Bose
  • Kehinde Paul
  • Kelechi Iheanacho

CATEGORY 8: Prize for Education

  • Olumide Ogunlana und Chukwuwezam Obanor
  • Ezeakor Chineye
  • Arese Mountain
  • Godwin Benson
  • Izunna Okafor

CATEGORY 9: Technology Award

  • Shola Akinlade
  • Olaniran Abiola
  • Oluyomi Ojo
  • Andrew Airelobhegbei
  • Dele Bakare





CATEGORY 10: The Future Awards and EbonyLife New Media Awards

  • Tosin Ajibade
  • Femi Bakare and Adeyeri Michael
  • Ebenezer Wikina
  • Bizzle Osikoya
  • Bashir Ahmed

CATEGORY 11: Media Enterprise Award

  • Bankole Oluwafemi
  • Adaora Mbelu
  • Bidemi Zakariyau
  • Fatima Togbe
  • Samuel Ajiboye

CATEGORY 12: Public service award

  • Asuquo Ekpenyong
  • Aliyu Giwa
  • Esther Agbarakwe
  • Obieze Brother Nzewunwa
  • Ruqayya Nasir Sani

CATEGORY 13: Prize for Art & Culture

  • Emmanuel Oyeleke
  • Ndidi Emiefele
  • Aderenle Sonariwo
  • Part Okunkpolor
  • Eniola Idera Wunmi

CATEGORY 14: Creative Professional Award

  • Obi “DJ Obi” Ajuonuma
  • Florence “DJ Cuppy” Ifeoluwa Otedola
  • Evans Akanno
  • Isioma Osaje
  • George Okoro

CATEGORY 15: Prize for Intercession

  • Wadi Ben-Hiki
  • Bukola Bolarinwa
  • Samson Itodo
  • Toks Bakare
  • Imrana Alhaji Buba

CATEGORY 16: The future awards the Africa Prize for Agriculture

  • Julius Adewopo
  • Abamu Joseph
  • Shola Ladoja
  • Hamman Yerima Wabi
  • Ronke Aderinoye

CATEGORY 17: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Screen Producer

  • Chukwuka Egorh / James Omokwe
  • Mary Remmy Njoku
  • Asurf Oluseyi
  • Adeola Oshikojo
  • Usman Ahmad Kabara

CATEGORY 18: The Future Awards and the EbonyLife Awards for Journalism

  • Fisayo Soyombo
  • Eromo Egbejule
  • Ogechi Ekeanyanwu
  • Yemisi Adegoke
  • Chika Sandra Oduah

CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Award for On-Air Personality (Visual)

  • Bolanle Olukanni
  • Stephanie Coker
  • Ehis Okoguale
  • Chukwuebuka ‘Chuey chu’ Okoye
  • Victor Mathias

CATEGORY 20: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Award for On-Air Personality (Audio)

  • Rolake Bello
  • Ayo Thomson
  • Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman, (Mowiz)
  • Oluwakemi ‘Kemi Smallz’ Itari Catherine
  • Jennifer Nzewunwah

CATEGORY 21: Youth of the Year Award

  • Mark Okoye
  • Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun
  • John Boyega
  • Iyeh Kennedy
  • Dr. Viewer Adedunmola

Future Awards Africa

Africa has to do with Chude Jideonwo and Adebola WilliamsThank you for the idea which has now evolved into a platform encouraging the younger generation to do better – just what Africa needs. It had previously been called the Future Awards, but later the title was expanded to include the suffix Africa to represent the original idea of ??the platform, which revolves around Pan-Africanism.

Since its inception, the Future Awards Africa has seen people from different African countries, including Tanzanian entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar and many others.

The first Future Awards were presented at the Muson Center in Lagos in 2006, recognizing the outstanding achievements of young Africans of the time.

complaint period

In the past there were times when the age of participants or nominees was asked after the entries.

The Future Awards is an age-restricted award in Africa with a two-week trial period called the appeal period. This is to allow room for questions or complaints from the public regarding the age of nominees for the awards. The Future Project is fully aware that such problems will inevitably arise, hence the reason for the appeal period.