Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Davido For Young Person of The Year As Nominees Unveiled In The Future Africa Awards 2014

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After a full year receiving nominations from across Africa, The Future Africa Awards has today released the Nominees List for 2014.

The list – of five nominees each – is released for the 10 categories of the awards. Davido is nominated for the African Young Person of the Year, Ese Odiete of Hesey Designs is up for Prize in Business while Ice Prince vies for the Prize in Entertainment.

The list is not as Nigerian-dominated as has been in earlier years of the Future Awards. Last year, only the Young Person of the Year was Africa-wide, this time that the entire awards have been drawn from across the continent.

Check out the full list below...



The Future Awards Prize for African Young Person of the Year

1. Kayode Disu, 31
ISEC, Nigeria

2. Joel Mwale, 20
Sky Drop Enterprises and Gigavia.com, Kenya

3. Sangu Delle, 27
Cleanacwa, Ghana

4. Alengot Oromait, 22
Member of Parliament, Uganda

5. David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido), 21
Musician, Nigeria

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Advocacy & Activism

1. Kennedy Odede, 29
Shining Hope for Communities, Kenya

2. Ola Ojewumi, 23
Sacred Hearts children's transplant foundation and Project ASCEND, Nigeria

3. Boniface Mwangi, 29
Pawa 254 initiative, Kenya

4. Abdikadir Aden Hassan, 26
Founding member of Garissa Youth Environment Movement, Kenya

5. David Akpan, 28
UCARE Foundation Nigeria

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Agriculture

1. Eric Muthomi, 27
Stawi Foods, Kenya

2. Nomzamo Khoza, 27
Farmer, South Africa

3. Olawale Isiah Ojo, 25
Agropreneur, Nigeria

4. Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim; 24, 24
SunCulture, Kenya

5. Nasir Yammama, 24
Farmer, Nigeria

The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business

1. Zakaria Hersi, 25
StartUpSomalia.com & 4Weeks4Life, Somalia

2. Eseoghene Odiete, 24
Hesey Designs, Nigeria

3. Andrew Mupuya, 21
Youth Entrepreneurial Link Investments, Uganda

4. Ally Edha Awadh, 31
Lake Oil Group, Tanzania

5. Ashley Uys, 30
Medical Diagnostech and OculusID, South Africa

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Community Action

1. Jake Okechukwu, 26
Sickle Cell Aid Foundation, Nigeria

2. Emmanuel Olisaeloka Osemeka, 30
Social Welfare Network Initiative, Nigeria

3. Tricia Michaels, 28
Stay In School Initiative, Nigeria

4. Nixon Ochater, 23
Amani Initiative, Uganda

5. David Akpan, 28
UCARE Foundation, Nigeria

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Education

1. Best Aiyorworth, 22
Founder Girls’ Power Micro Lending Organization, Uganda

2. Regina Agyare, 30
Soronko Solutions, Ghana

3. Ogunlana Olumideand and Obanor Chukwuwezam; 22, 23
Prepclass.com.ng, Nigeria

4. Philip Obaji Jr, 28
1 GAME Campaign, Nigeria

5. Adeniyi Oluokun, 28
AccessDrive, Nigeria

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Public Service

1. Okwuone Nkechi, 25
Edo State Government, Nigeria

2. Guillermina-Mekuy Mba Obono, 32
Department of Culture and Tourism, Equatorial Guinea

3. Ahmed Salihijo, 30
Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Nigeria

4. Lukman Jaji, 29
African Union Institute for Education Information Management System, Nigeria

5. Peterson Opio, 28
Australian Aboriginal Development Cooperation, Uganda

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Technology

1. Lorna Rutto, 28
EcoPost, Kenya

2. Jamilia Abass, Linda Kwamboka, Susan Oguya, - 30, 26, 26
M-Farm, Kenya

3. Anne Amuzu, 29
Nandimobile Company, Ghana

4. Mark Essien, 31
Hotels.ng, Nigeria

5. Joshua Okello, 23
WinSenga, Kenya

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Entertainment

1. Panshak Zamani, 27
Musical Artiste, Nigeria

2. Michael Kwesi Owusu (Sarkodie), 28
Musical Artiste, Ghana

3. Nasibu Abdul Juma (Diamond), 24
Musical Act, Tanzania

4. Ivie okujaye, 28
Actress and producer, Nigeria

5. Yaya Toure, 31
Footballer, Ivory Coast

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Enterprise Support

1. Sanga Moses, 30
Eco-Fuel, Uganda

2. Bunmi Otegbade, 27
Generation Enterprise and StrategyQ, Nigeria

3. David Oshei, 27
Dropifi, Kenya

4. Justin Stanford, 30
4Di Group, South Africa

5.  Oluwafemi Bankole, 27
TechCabal.com, Nigeria








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