Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tony Elumelu, Rita Dominic, Linda Ikeji and More at the Future Awards Nominees Reception

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Tony Elumelu, former boss of UBA and now chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Tony Elumelu Foundation in partnership with the Future awards hosted a reception for the African Young Person of the Year honourees. This is in addition to a 5years endowment of The Future Awards Africa Prize.

A ceremony to mark this partnership held last night, scheduled to coincide with the week of the International Day of the Youth. In attendance was Tony Elumelu himself, Rita Dominic, Chude Jidenwo and Adebola Williams (Founders of the Future Awards), as well as Linda Ikeji, Iyanya, Emma Nyra, among others.

The honourees are drawn from across the continent and include Africa's youngest billionaire, Uganda's Ashish J. Thakkar, and Malawi's inventor, William Kamkwamba, as well as Nigeria's music entrepreneurs, Peter and Paul Okoye (Psquare).

Other nominees for The Africa [2] Prize are Tanzanian entrepreneur, Patrick Ngowi; Nigerian social entrepreneur Grace Ihejiamaizu; Cameroon's rural health worker, Foglabenchi Lily Haritu; entrepreneur and software developer, KariukiGathitu from Kenya; clean water advocate and social entrepreneur, Saran Kaba Jones; South Africa's youngest patent holder and serial inventor, LudwickMarishane; and award winning student inventor from Burkino Faso, MoctarDembélé.

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