CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them within the year in view.


CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts (Visual and Applied)

This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in view.


CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action

This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals (project based) to community building in different fields within the year in view.


CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation

The spectrum of new media has changed and this award recognizes the contributions of individuals or teams who has dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact using the media as a tool for advancement in their chosen fields.


CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Entrepreneurship

This award is conferred on an entrepreneur who have founded, led and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable growth and/or success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.


CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

This award rewards the work of individual(s) in the fashion industry who has impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work within the year in view.


CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film Making

This award recognizes the contributions of professionals within the film industry towards improving the craft of film making and influencing global audiences within the year in view.


CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism

This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who has demonstrated excellence in the telling of stories and bringing the news to the public.


CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Prize for Movements

This award recognizes individual advocacy contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.


CATEGORY 10: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in view.


CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service

This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view.


CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Public Service

This award is given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the public service sector within the year in view (excluding politics). This is an institution aligned category.


CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who has contributed to the advancement and application of technology either for personal gain, professional advancement, charitable causes or administrative duties within the year in view.


CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Health and Wellness

This award recognizes the contributions of an individual or teams who has dedicated themselves to making tangible impact in health and wellness i.e. Health, Spirituality, Yoga, and/or Traditional health.


CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Nigerians through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs. They must have demonstrated intuition, innovation, and initiative and is not afraid to lead change in his or her sector, market awareness, and understanding.