10 May

The Future Awards Africa commences community tour in preparation for 2019 edition; engages students on career and nation building

The Future Project, the organisers of Africa’s biggest youth awards event The Future Awards Africa, has launched a series of community and media activities to run from March-May, 2019 in preparation for this year’s edition of the event.

Also billed as part of the post-award activities for the 13th edition held in 2018, the school and media tour is aimed at providing a platform for recent winners to share their stories and also give back to the community through career guidance and mentoring to younger people, as the activities are set to cover Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states.

“There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going, so Nigerian youths will basically have to shape their future and the direction of our country. I am very proud of our alumni as we begin to tell their inspiring stories to everyone who needs to hear them.” said Bukonla Adebakin, Chief Operating Officer, The Future Project”. It really is an exciting time for us as we highlight our incredible plans for this year and for the secondary school students.”

The organisers and The Future Awards Africa alumni visited media stakeholders such as Cool & Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, Kiss FM and Wazobia Max in Lagos, including a tour of secondary schools such as Community Senior Grammar School, Surulere, Lagos; Supreme Education Foundation, Magodo, Lagos state; British International School, Victoria Island, Lagos; Fountain Heights College, Surulere, Lagos; Taidob College, Ogun state and George and Duke School, Ibadan.

“At British International School, we strive to ensure our students are equipped with all the tools they need to make informed decisions about their lives. We were delighted to host alumni of The Future Awards Africa as it was a great opportunity for our students to listen to these guys who are role models in different disciplines,” said Ms Pauline Tomlin, Director, Faculty for Communications, British International School, Lagos.

Award alumni that joined the tour include Tosin ‘Style Infidel’ Ogundadegbe, Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Fashion 2018; Olive Emodi, Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in On-Air Personality (TV) 2018; Emmanuel Oyeleke, Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Photography 2018; Ken Nwadiogbu, Nominee, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Creativity 2018; Folu Storms, Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for On-Air Personality (Radio) 2018; Hauwa Ojeifo, Nominee, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy 2018; Harry Itie, Nominee, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism 2017; Tiwalola Olanubi, Nominee, The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media 2017 and Vanessa Onwughalu, Nominee, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty 2017.

See more photos from the tour below!