The British Council yesterday hosted The Future Awards Africa 2018
nominees to a reception in Lagos with young change-makers including
Niniola, Zainab Balogun, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Ink Eze, Folu Storms, Fisayo
Fosudo and others receiving their certificates of nomination.
With 20 categories and 100 nominees selected this year, The Future
Awards Africa seeks to acknowledge inspiring young Nigerians between the
ages of 18-31 making a difference through social enterprise, social
good, and creativity.
Osayi Alile, CEO, Act Foundation gave the welcome address while Steve
Forbes, Director of Operations, British Council gave the opening speech
at the reception. Music artiste and social activist, Bankole ‘Banky
W’ Wellington was the guest speaker at the well-attended event.
The 13th edition of the Awards event will hold on Sunday, 16 December,
2018 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria
See photos from the event below:
ABOUT THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA
The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young
Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is
a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation,
creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has
produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition
It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a
mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive)
enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital
Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs
a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to
demand and secure better leadership.
Our projects include Aiki.ng, an employability portal presented with
Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders,
#StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, YMonitor.org presented with National
Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and
The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young