Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chairman of the Central Working Committee of The Future Awards Africa, says the 2017 edition is focused on Nigerians whose works have uplifted the image of the country.
“To present and recognise young people who are creating better narratives and stories about the country through their work.
“While we seek to inspire Africans through experiences and motivation, we will also be showcasing Nigeria to the world through exceptional individuals leading the charge and impacting their communities, he said at a reception for the awards’ nominees.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the nominees for the awards were on Thursday hosted to a reception at Banana Island, Lagos which was supported by the Ford Foundation.
The nominees for the 12th edition of the awards which will hold on Dec. 9. at the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, were also presented with certificates to the nominees.
NAN also reports that hip hop musician, Peter Okoye of the “P-Square fame, who is an alumni of the awards was a speaker at the reception while music artiste, Jeff Akoh performed.
Personalities at the event included Ubi Franklin, Bovi, Akah Nnani, Olive Emordi, Mary Njoku, Eunice Omole, Ini Dima Okojie, and Emem Ema.
Covering 21 categories with 105 nominees selected by The Central Working Committee, the TFAA seeks to acknowledge inspiring young Nigerians aged 18 to 31 making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.
The Future Awards Africa 2017 is Presented by The Future Project, powered by GTBank and refreshed by 7Up with support from Ford Foundation (NAN)