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The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), Nigeria’s foremost youth awards, has announced its call for nominations for the 2018 edition.

Building on the theme ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’ launched in 2017, the 13th edition of the prestigious awards seeks to reward excellence by celebrating advocates, creators, and pioneers between the ages of 18 and 31 – young people who have made significant strides, defying the odds within the year under consideration.

By driving sustaining positive change while ignoring tribal, economic uncertainty or religious differences, the new tribe is driven by their talent, commitment to hard work, and achievement in impacting the economy, the society, and rewriting the narrative.

The awards have taken its mandate seriously, consistently presenting 105 positive role models annually to young Nigerians. For this edition, a 2-day activity will be focused on engaging youth in different industries from women conferences to technology and innovation. This will further continue to create a strong network for youth to support one another in the leadership space.

Persons eligible for nomination must have made considerable impact within Nigeria and/or globally within the last one year and must have easily accessible documentation of their achievements. The public is encouraged to nominate trailblazers from their communities in categories ranging from social activism, business, professional service to media, and entertainment.

‎To nominate, visit award.thefutureafrica.com. Follow @tfaafrica to keep up with the latest news on the awards. The official hashtags for 2018 are #TFAA2018 #NigeriasNewTribe.

The Future Awards Africa category for nominations

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Acting

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Advocacy

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Agriculture

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Creativity

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Business

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Photography

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Education (Endowed by University of Sussex)

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Fashion

The Future Awards Africa Prize for On Air Personality

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Professional service

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Public Service

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sports

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Technology

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media

The Future Awards Africa Prize In Music

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Journalism

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Comedy

About The Future Awards Africa

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.

Our projects include Aiki.ng, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, YMonitor.org presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’.

Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including the Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne Kabagambe.

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