15 Emerge nominees of the Future Awards Africa 2015 including Rtn Ifeanyichukwu Ifeadinmesi Aniagoh, set to tour 100 sites in the world

Press Release: The Future Awards Africa nominees were hosted to an exclusive nominees reception by the United States Consul-General, John Bray, at his residence in Lagos, on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
He recognized the strides achieved by The Future Awards Africa over the past ten years and commended the inspiring contribution of young Africans who are making a difference in their communities and globally.

“I am delighted that my first act in Nigeria is recognizing young people who are doing amazing work, these young leaders of The Future Awards Africa are the best of the best not only in Africa but in the world.” Bray said.

“In my view, the future of Africa is its youth. In putting together The Future Award Africa (TFAA), Adebola and Chude have done extraordinary work in the past decade celebrating young Africans from not just Nigeria but across Africa. This year, the theme of The Future Awards Africa is #AfricaNeedsYou which will see the platform visit 100 cities across the continent spotlighting the issues and showing how people can help. Africa shouldn't just rise in theory but practically by each and every one of us lending a hand to one another.” Bray concluded.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates to nominees present. Nominees at the event include Enow Awah Georges Stevens, Latasha Ame Moagi, Ukinebo Dare, Adesoji Solanke, Cynthia Onwuchuruba, Olufunbi Falaye, Olumuyiwa Okediran, Sakar Uchechukwu, Edmund Duodu Atweri, Elijah Amoo Addo , Abiola Olaniran, Obiefule Iroabueke, Sadiu Dankata, Ifeanyi Aniagoh and Eze Ifedi Ralph.
Adebola Williams, co-founder of The Future Project spoke about the nomination process and also commended the nominees on their innovative contributions to the growth of Africa in a heartfelt speech at the event.
“For us, the real award is those people whose lives have been changed through The Future Awards Africa,” said Adebola Williams. "That is why it is important that we go to the furthest to find amazing stories through national and continental media platforms, social media, credible organisations, professional associations and more we seek out these brilliant Africans. Followed by a rigorous four chain judging process. Everyone nominated and here tonight is an outstanding young person across the continent,” he continued.
This year's campaign is geared towards tackling issues facing the youth via a 100 cities tour across the continent to create #TFAAHubs which would serve as centres for community support.
The winners of the 10th edition of the TFAA would be announced at a grand event on December 6, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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 in 2006.
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, The m-Hub, The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Africa Awards & Summit, described as 'The Nobel Prize for Young Africans'.
With a network of funders and partners including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ford Foundation, the US Government, First Bank, MTN, The Canadian Embassy, HP, the Nigerian Government and the British Council, our work has spanned Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Kenya.
Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including the Senior Advisor at one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms, Lazard LTD, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne Kabagambe.
About Red Communication
Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED's vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media's limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine, YNaija.com, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future Enterprise Support Scheme.

The Man Rtn Ifeanyichukwu Ifeadinmesi Aniagoh

Anambra born youth development facilitator and social media influencer, Ifeanyi Aniagoh, has been nominated for the 2015 Future Awards Africa Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment.
“This prize is very dear to our hearts,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is co-founder of the awards. “It goes to the core of our work, which focuses on enterprise. “We are delighted to have gotten young Nigerians taking charge, doing their bits and solving the issues of unemployment”.
The Ford Foundation Prize in Youth Employment nominees which were selected after an intensive four month period also include Kabiru Seidu-Dankata, Eze Ifedy-Ralph, Olamide Adeleye, Ukinebo Dare and Olajide Kabir-Tosinin in the all new award category introduced by the organizers.
Nominating Aniagoh, the organizers recognized the unique “identify, develop and empower” approach he uses in solving the Africa’s increasing problem of unemployment especially in his immediate environment.
Aniagoh, a youth development advocate and founder of De Edge Crew, has created scores of job opportunities by assembling the unemployed and creatively directing their skills and potentials.
Ifeanyi Aniagoh who has received several awards for his social and community development projects, is equally nominated for prizes in 2015 Anambra Youth Awards and the Entertainment Appraisal Awards holding respectively on the 4th and 5th December this year for his enormous role in building self reliant youths via entertainment.
The Future Awards Africa Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment is designed to recognize and support young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 33 involved in a social program or projects that contribute to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria.
Forbes has described The Future Awards Africa as “Most important awards for outstanding young Nigerians”, while the World Bank calls it “The Nobel Prize for young Africans”.
The event will be hosted on Sunday, December 6, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

15 Emerge nominees of the Future Awards Africa 2015 including Rtn Ifeanyichukwu Ifeadinmesi Aniagoh, set to tour 100 sites in the world 15 Emerge nominees of the Future Awards Africa 2015 including Rtn Ifeanyichukwu Ifeadinmesi Aniagoh, set to tour 100 sites in the world Reviewed by Unknown on Sunday, November 29, 2015 Rating: 5

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