DJ Cuppy, Rema and Mr Macaroni have been nominated for the 2020 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) billed for November 28.

The central working committee (CWC) of the awards released the nominees’ list — which spanned 20 categories — in a recent broadcast.

The annual event is aimed at celebrating the achievements of young Africans who have excelled brilliantly in the past year. This year’s edition will commence with a three-day digital festival slated to hold from November 27 to 29.

In a statement, Bukonla Adebakin, chief operating officer, RED for Africa, said this year’s list includes “extraordinary and impressive” young people under the age of 28 from various fields across Africa.

“From movies to music, governance and fashion, these categories encompass the youngest and brightest minds on the continent who have inspired us all, impacted policies and politics, and are positively bending the course of our societies,” she said.

“It is with such immense hope in the future of our content and recognition of nominees’ achievements that we unveil the class of 2020.”

The statement added that 25 per cent of profits accrued from this year’s edition of the event will be donated to NGOs working to end sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.

Here is the full list of nominees below:

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film

  1. E. Awolola 28
  2. Dafe Oboro, 25
  3. Ademola Falomo, 22
  4. Dawa Thompson, 27
  5. Nora Awolowo, 21
  6. Temi Evo, 25
  7. TG Omori, 25

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation

  1. Debo ‘Mr Macaroni’ Adedayo, 28
  2. Babatunde ‘Ikorodu Bois’ Sanni, 23
  3. Apaokagi ‘Taaooma’ Maryam, 21
  4. Dimma Umeh, 27
  5. Winifred ‘Zeelicious Foods’ Emmanuel, 26
  6. Tomike Adeoye, 25
  7. Salem King Ibrahim, 25

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Literature

  1. Romeo Oriogun, 28
  2. Tobi Eyinade, 28
  3. Tomi Adeyemi, 27
  4. Ebenezer Agu, 28
  5. Logan February, 21
  6. ‘Pemi Aguda 27
  7. Nnamdi Ehirim, 26

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Fashion

  1. Destiny Nwadiare, 21
  2. King David, 25
  3. Frank Aghuno, 25
  4. Faith Oluwajimi, 23
  5. Fisayo Longe, 27
  6. Daniel Obasi, 25
  7. Taofeek Abijako, 23

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Acting

  1. Chimezie Imo, 27
  2. Ruby Akubueze, 23
  3. Tobi Bakre, 25
  4. Jemima Osunde, 24
  5. Jide-Kene Achufusi, 28
  6. Bukunmi Oluwasina, 26
  7. Tomiwa Tegbe, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Entrepreneurship

  1. Akomolafe Henrich Bankole, 27
  2. Ogechukwu Alexis Obah, 28
  3. Fejiro Hanu Aigbodje, 24
  4. Barbara Okereke, 28
  5. Adetola Nola, 28
  6. Peniel Bello, 26
  7. Tracy Batta, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Music

  1. Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor, 21
  2. Adedamola ‘Fireboy’ Ade folahan, 24
  3. Florence ‘Cuppy’ Otedola, 27
  4. Zainab ‘Lady Donli’ Donli, 24
  5. Stanley ‘Omah Lay’ Didia, 23
  6. Temilade ‘Tems’ Openiyi, 25
  7. Chike-Ezekpeazu ‘CHIKE’ Osebuka, 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Art

  1. Chigozie Obi, 23
  2. Obayomi Anthony Ayodele, 26
  3. Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, 25
  4. Ayogu Kingsley, 26
  5. Tonia Nneji, 27
  6. Ayanfe Olarinde, 24
  7. Fawaz Oyedeji, 23

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Activism

  1. Hassana Maina, 22
  2. Hajara Kabeer Abdulfatah, 24
  3. Wilson Atumeyi, 26
  4. Aghogho Odibo, 28
  5. Richard Akuson, 27
  6. Kelechukwu Nwachukwu Lucky, 26
  7. Adenike Titilope Oladosu 26

THE Future Awards Africa Prize For Journalism

  1. Aisha Salaudeen, 26
  2. Aneta Felix 27
  3. Adejumo Kabir, 23
  4. Abdulbaqi Aliyu Jari, 28
  5. Aanu Adeoye 27
  6. Solomon Elusoji, 26
  7. Victoria Sanusi 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Health And Wellness

  1. Elizabeth Ita, 25
  2. Nanahawau Kolawole 24
  3. Victor Ugo 28
  4. Amanda Iheme 27
  5. Chioma Nwakanma 28
  6. Chioma Nwosu, 26
  7. Daniel D. Faleti, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Disruption

  1. Adegoke Olubusi, (27); Tito Ovia, (27); Dimeji Sofowora, (28)
  2. Yanmo Omorogbe, 26
  3. Boluwaji Alepaye, 22
  4. Walter Isoko 23
  5. David Oluwatobiloba Adeyemi, 23
  6. Adeniyi Omotayo, 28
  7. Fred Oyetayo, 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Lawyers

  1. Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul, 26
  2. Caleb Adebayo, 27
  3. Damilola Wright, 27
  4. Georgette Monnou, 27
  5. Oluwaseun Ayansola, 28
  6. Efemena Iluezi-Ogbaudu, 25
  7. Adekunle Charles Olaniyi, 27

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

  1. Omolola Sidahome 26
  2. Bisola Omoregha, 26
  3. Ronald Mmeka, 27
  4. Eronmosele’ Eron Shaddy’ Ozah , 24
  5. Adefunke Adefule, 25
  6. Doyinsola Afolabi, 26
  7. Lydia Stanley Chukwudebelu, 26

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Leading Conversations

  1. Daniel Orubo, 28
  2. Jolaoluwa Ayeye, 27 and Feyikemi Abudu
  3. Olutimehin Adegbeye,
  4. Vincent Desmond, 21
  5. Ebele Molua, 25
  6. Matthew ‘Blaise’ Nwozaku, 21
  7. Damilola Odufuwa, 28

The Future Awards Africa prize for Intrapreneurship

  1. Benjamin Dada, 26
  2. Derrick Ikenga, 24
  3. Terver Bendega, 26
  4. Tega Edwin-Ajogun, 28
  5. Ejiro Esigbone, 27
  6. Derin Adebayo, 26
  7. Lehle Baldé, 28

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Governance

  1. Olumide Alonge, 27
  2. Jude Feranmi, 28
  3. Cephas Ayako-Ashwa, 28
  4. Alex Adekunle James 28
  5. Oluwaseun Temidayo Fakorede, 28
  6. Adebusayo Olateru – Olagbegi, 27
  7. Joana Kolo, 26

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Service to young people (aged 55 and below)

  1. Mosunmola ‘Mo’ Abudu
  2. Michael ‘Don Jazzy’ Ajereh
  3. Lola Shoneyin
  4. Sam Adeyemi
  5. Olajumoke Adenowo
  6. Orode Doherty
  7. Mohammed Jega

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action 

  1. Ellen Chilemba, 22, (Malawi)
  2. Samira Isah Modibbo, 28, (Nigeria)
  3. Derick Omari, 24, (Ghana)
  4. Seyi Aragbada, 26, (Nigeria)
  5. Nelson Kwaje, 28, (South Sudan)
  6. Anyanwu Joseph, 23, (Nigeria)
  7. Trevor Oahile, 23, (Botswana)
  8. Njeri Gateru, 31, (Kenya)
  9. David Avido, 24, (Kenya)
  10. Ayodeji Alonge, 22, (Nigeria)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of The Year 

  1. Odunayo Eweniyi, 27, (Nigeria)
  2. Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa, 24, (Uganda)
  3. Ogutu Okudo, 28, (Kenya)
  4. O’Plérou Grebet, 22, (Ivory Coast)
  5. Wisdom Mawuli Parku 26  (Ghana)
  6. Dineo Lioma, 28, (South Africa)
  7. Divine ‘Rema’ Ikubor, 21, (Nigeria)


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