The future is here with blossoming fortunes for the Future Awards event organisers, as the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) prepares to receive the young entrepreneurs and future leaders to a tumultuous welcome, and President Goodluck Jonathan will host the 100 Alumni of the Future awards, at the Aso Rock Villa on September 29.
The future awards, under the aegis of The Future Project, has been a leading light in inspiring a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs for Nigeria in active collaboration with the Africa Union, the US Government, the British Council, the Ministry of Youth Development, and the Presidency.
With records of huge successes made at previous awards, the reward for rare excellence exhibited by some brightest young minds in the entertainment and manufacturing industry, continues to resonate in the minds of all. Winners of the awards over the years include: D'banj, Don Jazzy, Mercy Johnson, Tolu Ogunlesi, Banky W, Seyi Law, Bridget Awosika, Ify Aniebo, Debola Lewis, Matse, Jesse Jagz, M.I, Linda Ikeji, Toolz, Cobham s Asuquo0, Onye Obanatu, Lamide Akintobi, Mosumola Umoru, Toyosi Akerele, Funke Akindele, Uche Nnaji, Banke Meshida-Lawal, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche amongst others.
In seven years, The Future Awards Africa has produced over 120 winners and 1,200 nominees across the world, with its uncompromisable vision to inspire leadership and build enterprise in younger generation.
The founder of the project, Adebola Williams, told THISDAY that the uniqueness of the upcoming 2013 future award ceremony, have been limited to nominees in Nigeria only, but this year's Awards has included nominees from other African countries, especially for 'The Young Person of the Year award.' The Future Awards Africa is in its 8th season."
Adebola further explained that, "for the first time the award ceremony would be a week-long event, starting on September 29 and ending on October 6. On the 29th, the President of the Republic of Nigeria will be hosting 100 alumni at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Alumni will be inducted as the Guardians of our Future. On the 6th, the awards proper will be held in Port Harcourt"
The Future Awards Africa 2013 hopes to be bigger and better, as the award ceremony is expected to be officially launched in Addis Ababa, Ethopia.