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#NigeriasNewTribe: More photos from the 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa 2017

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The Future Awards Africa 2017 was held yesterday at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Personalities at the event include the Vice President of Nigeria, ‘Yemi Osinbajo, former Central Bank Deputy Governor, Professor Kingley Moghalu, former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Mo Abudu, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, among others.

Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, 21 winners emerged in various categories such as Advocacy, Business, New Media, Music, Fashion & Design, Professional Service, Sports, among others, with Ayo ‘’ Balogun announced as the ‘Young Person of the Year’.

Other guests at the event are Sola Sobowale, Rita Dominic, Idia Aisien, Ini Dima-Okojie, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Akah Nnani, Lami Phillips, Bolanle Olukanni, Akah Nnani, Juliet Ibrahim and more.

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, 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 Africans'.

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 Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, 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.

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