The Future Awards Goes Continental For Season 8 As The African Union Turns 50!

The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards has announced the formal calendar of activities for The Future Awards 2013, which is the 8th season of the awards – and the formal statement comes with a big announcement!

Tony Elumelu

“It has been seven years of inspiring young Nigerian leaders across the country,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future Project.

“We have visited 23 states with the awards, the town hall meetings, conferences amongst others and we have touched thousands of lives. That legacy will remain.

“This year however, after visiting Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia, we are excited to announce that The Future Awards will go continental for the first time – and this move is timed to coincide with the just-concluded 50th anniversary celebration of the African Union.”

Nominees for Young Person of the year 2012 with Obiageli Ezekwesili
and the Deputy Governor of Rivers State

This edition is hosted in partnership with the youth office of the African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and nominations for the awards’ biggest prize, Young Person of the Year to be Africa-based.

Watch Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Raymonde Agossou Tony O. Elumelu, Onyeka Onwenu, Frank Nweke & others speak about the Future Awards 2013:

See the full list of 16 categories here

“Nominations are now on,” said Jideonwo. “Please nominate any inspiring young Nigerians between 18 and 31 in the categories above by going to the website. Those without Internet access should call or SMS 08022226712.

The event holds in August 2013. Judges will be officially unveiled in a statement next week. There will be no public voting for The Future Awards 2013.

For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website.



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