First Abuja, Next Port Harcourt! The Future Awards Africa 2013 Continues Week Of Celebrations

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) kicked off a week of celebration yesterday with a formal launch of events by the Nigerian Federal Government. The launch was led by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo at an event at the State House, Abuja.

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Adebola Williams, founding partner of The Future Project Akinwummi Adesina
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Adesuwa speaking NOI speaking

In addition to kicking off the week of celebrations, yesterday’s event also celebrated the TFAA Best 100 – some of the best young leaders that have been nominees of the awards since its inception in 2006.

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Tony O. Elumelu VP speaking
Timi Dakolo performing

Dignitaries at the event included Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, coordinating minister of the economy; Akinwumi Adesina, minister of agriculture; Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Federal Government; Mike Oghiadome, Chief of Staff to the President; Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, minister of sports and youth development; Tony O. Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holding; Ibukun Awosika, chairman of Sokoa Chair Centre; Ben Bruce, Silverbird chairman; John Momoh, Channels TV chairman; Adesuwa Onyenokwe, TW publisher; Toni Kan, Kabelo Makwane, Microsoft Director; amongst others.

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VP and Denrele VP and Stephanie Linus
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VP and Tara Fela Durotoye VP and Toolz
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The next stop for The Future Awards Africa after events in Lagos, Addis Ababa and Abuja is Port Harcourt, where this year’s edition of the awards will hold. This will be followed by School Seminars where students will be mentored and coached in practical sessions on career and talent, first in Port Harcourt and then in secondary schools across Nigeria.

The Future Awards Africa 2013 Best 100 are:

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Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
Bright "Basketmouth" Okpocha
Emem Ema
Emmanuel Etim
Esther Agbarakwe
Maupe Ogun
Mayokun Okelola
MI Abaga
Alexander Yangs
Ali Nuhu
Alkasim Abdulkadir
Chinwe Njoku
Uti Nwachukwu
Uyi Omakaro
Nmachi Jidenma
Nnaemeka Ikeguonu
Noble Igwe
OC Ukeje
Ohimai Amaize
Ola Orekunrin
Olude Lekan/Ayodeji Adewunmi/Opeyemi Awoyemi
Debola Lewis
Denrele Edun
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Bukola Adubi
Stephanie Linus
Tara Fela-Durotoye
Teju "Babyface" Oyelakin
Tobias and Titus Igwe
Tochukwu Ikpebu
Tolu Ogunlesi
Tolu "Toolz" Oniru
Tolu Sangosanya
Tomiwa Adesida
Femi Oyediran
Ferdinard Adimefe
Gideon Okeke
Hadiza Abdulahi
Idris Akinbajo
Ify Aniebo
Olumide Makanjuola
Japheth Omojuwa
Karo Agono
Kemi Adetiba
Jerry Ukechukwu Eze
Seun Osewa
Latashe Ngwube
Kenneth Gyang

Otto Orondaam
Perez Tigidam
Seun Onigbinde
Toyosi Ogunseye
Uche Jombo
Uche Nnaji
Wale Adetula
Chika Nwobi Ndidi Nwuneli
Ojoma Ochai
Linda Ikeji
Banke Meshida-Lawal
Steve "Yaw" Onu
Toyin "TY" Bello
Andre Blaze
Yagazie Chukwumerije
Omawumi Megbele
IK Osakioduwa
Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
Aisha Augie-Kuta
Jason Njoku
Funke Akindele
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe
Genevieve Nnaji
Olamide Adedeji
Lamide Akintobi
Abisola Edun
Onye Ubanatu
Peter and Paul "Psquare" Okoye
Samuel Olatunji
Kemi "Lala" Akindoju
Lisa Folawiyo
Matse Uwatse
Toyosi Akerele
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Vincent Enyeama
Ngozi Nkwoji
Tola Sunmonu
Akin Rotimi
Michael "Don Jazzy" Ajere
Dapo "D'banj" Oyebanjo
Dare Art-Alade
Zubair Abubakar
Bukola "Asa" Elemide
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Uche Pedro
Julie Odia
Funke Awobokun
Tunde Aladese
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi
Cohbams Asuquo


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Christian Dior To Honour Nelson Mandela By Using A South African Model In Next Campaign

Christian Dior Plans to feature a South African Model Roxanne Jooste as the face of its next campaign in honour of Nelson Mandela. Roxanne Jooste is a supermodel from Capetown, signed to Wilhelmina Models. The campaign, which was shot by photographer Mike H, is the first Dior campaign to feature a South African model.


South African Model Roxanne Jooste

The Dior campaign, which was shot by photographer Mike H, is the first campaign to feature an African [or African American for that matter] model. The African beauty, who is no stranger to gracing the world with her presence, has been featured in Cosmo, Marie Claire and O Magazine just to name a few.  The Dior ad is set to appear in print and digital in the coming weeks.

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Creative Focus Africa Presents Its 4th Edition Of Entrepreneurship, Exhibition, Workshop & Entertainment!

The Creative Focus Africa 2013 is presenting to all interested its 4th edition of entrepreneurship, exhibitions, workshops & entertainment guaranteed to provide a huge opportunity of learning and networking.


The event is scheduled to take place from Monday 16th of December to Wednesday 18th Of December 2013 at The Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos. The event is free but It is a strictly by registration event.

 Creative Focus is an exhibition based platform that showcases creative and innovative growing businesses in Nigeria in a relaxed atmosphere that engenders positive interactions and feedback's between the exhibitors and the general public,  as well as exposing them to a wealth of business intelligence nuggets, business financing, bearing in mind the impact of this event on the growth of the Nigerian economy.
Event Details
Date: Monday 16th of December to Wednesday 18th Of December 2013
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: The Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos
Contact: Greg, 08039111669
To Be A Part Of This Exhibition
Please register for free at
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(e.g., Your Name & Email #CFAREGME)

 A call out to all media houses to Creative Focus Africa press conference which will be held at the Wheat Baker Hotel (The Green Room), Ikoyi, Lagos, December 12, 2013, 10:00am prompt, alongside with the orientation of the exhibitors, educating them about the essentials of exhibiting. This is going to be done by the executives and sponsors of Creative Focus Africa 2013. This event is a fully packed exhibition geared at promoting business intelligence. is a media partner for Creative Focus Africa 2013

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Nigeria Joins To Mourn Nelson Mandela, President Goodluck Jonathan Declares 3 Days Of National Mourning

It remains a sad day for the world as a whole as we continue to mourn Anti-Apartheid hero Nelson Rohilala Mandela who died yesterday Thursday 5th of December 2013 in his home in South Africa at the age of 95.


According to Reno Omokori, Special Adviser to the presidency on New Media, President Goodluck Jonathan has declared 3 days of national mourning in Nigeria for the late Nelson Mandela and flags are to be flown at half-mast across Nigeria during the period.


President Jonathan urges Nigerians to unite in solidarity with South Africa during this period.
President Jonathan has declared 3 days of national mourning for former South African President, Dr Nelson Mandela who passed away yesterday.

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