The British High Commission in Nigeria has hosted winners and nominees of
The Future Awards Africa 2015 to a reception at his residence. The reception which was held on Monday was anchored at the residence of the
Ray Kyles, British Deputy High Commission.
“We at the British High Commission understand the importance of
recognizing the great work that young Africans are doing and the work
that The Future Awards Africa is doing,” Kyles said. He added that “Africa must
develop Africa and we are here to support.”
The winners reception was a follow up to the awards event, which held on
Sunday December 6 at the InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The winners were drawn from Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Liberia
They include Queen Baboloki (Botswana), who won The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy & Activism, Lily Kudzro (Ghana) , Education, Olufunbi Falayi (Nigeria), Enterprise Support, Kelvin Mutize (Zimbabwe), Community Action
Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza (Ghana), Technology, Olamide “Badoo” Ayodeji (Nigeria), Entertainment, among others.
The Future Awards Africa celebrated 10 years of spotlighting individuals
across Africa who are impacting and inspiring their community and the
continent as a whole.
The award hosted by Bonang Matheba and Dare Art-Alade witnessed a
powerful rendition of the National Anthem performed by Niyola, Chidinma
and OC Ukeje. Highlights of the event include performances from D’banj
Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, HarrySong and Darey who performed his widely
popular song, Pray For Me.
Guests in attendance at the award celebration include Nasir el-Rufai
governor of Kaduna, Herbert Wigwe, general manageing director, Access Bank Tonye Cole, editorial director, Sahara Group, Mo Abudu CEO of EbonyLife TV, Bolanle Austen-Peters CEO of Terra Kulture, Rasheed Olaoluwa, managing director of Bank of Industry, Innocent Chukwuma, West Africa representative for the Ford Foundation the deputy governor of Imo, amongst others.