The Future Awards 2012: There Or Not? See Photos…

This year’s Future Awards was held on Sunday the 26th of August 2012, in the in the Garden City of Port Harcourt in Rivers State.


Special guests included Obiageli Ezekwesili, Former Vice President-World Bank for Africa, Tele Ikuru, Deputy Governor Rivers State and a host of others.


The red carpet saw a countless list of celebrities including Faze, Adaora Oleh, Alex Ekubo, Denrele Edun, Efe Tommy, Gideon Okeke, Illrymz, Latasha Ngwube, Linda Ikeji, Makida Moka, Mercy Chinwo, Michelle and Najite Dede, O. C. Ukeje, Tonto Dike, Tosin Martins and Waje, Uti.


There were also performances by Bez, Chidinma, Muma Gee and TimiDakolo.


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The Future Awards 2012 Rocked Port Harcourt In Style! Wizkid, Toolz, Tonto Dikeh & Toju Foyeh All Winners- See Full List

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards 2012 has announced the winners of this year’s awards in an elaborate event that held in the Garden City of Port Harcourt on August 26, 2012.


The event held after a Saturday Governor&#39s reception in the state, and a Sunday extensive tour of paths of Rivers led by the commissioner for information and award-winning journalist, Ibim Semenitari.


The Keynote Speech was delivered by former group CEO of UBA and chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu, MFR. Guests included the former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, Obiageli Ezekwesili, the deputy governor of the state, founder of the Rainbow Book Club Koko Kalango, entertainment lawyer Efere Ozako, blogger Linda Ikeji, on-air personality Denrele Edun, actors OC Ukeje and Tonto Dike, designers Ohimai Atafo amongst others.


“We are pleased to announce the names of great individuals that made it through the process of nomination, voting and judging over the last three months. Everyone that made it as far as been nominated, is a winner in our eyes,” said the Executive Director of The Future Awards, Chude Jideonwo who also delivered a rousing speech themed “This ship is sinking – so what will we do about it?”



It was a gathering of change agents, innovators, entrepreneurs, celebrities from all over the 36 states of the country. The Keynote Speech and the &#39Conversation about Nigeria&#39 held at The Atrium, while the Red Carpet reception and the awards show at a new international events venue launched the day before, Aztech Arcum.


There were performances by Bez, Chidinma, the daughter of Port Harcourt Muma Gee, and national anthem by Nene, Ruby and Shaydee. Timi Dakolo ended the show with a spectacular performance of Great Nation. There was also a documentary playing tribute to January&#39s fuel subsidy protests and The Corpers who lost their lives in the 2011 elections.



The Future Awards 2012 is hosted by the Rivers State Government, with support from Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Microsoft, and Notore.


Full List Of Winners:

Best Use of Advocacy

Babafemi Oyediran (Project Red)


Best Use of New Media

Gidi – Traffic


Creative Artist of the Year

Bayo Omoboriowo (Photographer)


Designer of the Year

Toju Foyeh


Excellence in Service – Government

Hadizah Abdullahi (MDGs Office)


Excellence in Service – Journalism

Alkasim Abdulkadir (CNN)


Excellence in Service – Corporate

Ngozi Nkwoji (Senior Brand Manager, NB Plc)


Innovator of the Year – Science & Technology

Seun Onigbinde (BudgIT)


Innovator of the Year – Education

Otto Orondaam (SLUM2School Project)


Actress of the Year

Tonto Dikeh


Musician of the Year



Producer of the Year – Music

J. Sleek


Producer of the Year – Screen

Clarence Peters


On-Air Personality – Radio

Tolu “Toolz” Oniru (Beat FM)


On-Air Personality – Television

Denrele Edun (Channel O)


Entrepreneur of the Year – Entertainment

Micheal Ajere (Don Jazzy)


Entrepreneur of the Year – Technology

Njoku (Iroko TV)


Entrepreneur of the Year – Media/Communication

Uyi Omokaro (DM2)


Entrepreneur of the Year – General

Ola Orekunrin (Flying Doctors Nigeria)


Young Person of the Year

Idris Akinbanjo (Journalist)


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