The United States Consulate is hosting the nominees of The Future
Awards Africa (TFAA) 2013 to an exclusive reception in Lagos, Nigeria.
The invitation-only dinner holds on Thursday, 11 July at the Ikoyi,
Lagos residence of the Consul-General, Jeffery Hawkins.
“We are excited to have the United States officials recognize the
exceptional quality of the nominees and the awards and to host this
exclusive event,” said Ohimai Atafo, who is head of the Central Working
Committee for the awards. “We look forward to a beautiful evening, and a
The reception is another highlight in the schedule of exclusive events
to celebrate and deepen the work of the awards nominees – drawn from
across the country and outside.
Earlier this week, the CWC had also announced a groundbreaking
partnership with the British Council to present ‘The International Young
Media Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2013.
“We are certainly looking forward to hosting and celebrating the
nominees of The Future Awards Africa,” said Mr. Hawkins. He will be
speaking with the nominees on ‘Young People & Taking The Lead on
“Every year, we are over-whelmed by the sheer intensity of achievement
and inspiration that we find from our nominees,” said Chude Jideonwo,
who is executive director of The Future Project. “This year, we excited
to continue and heighten that tradition, especially since the awards are
now continent. We look forward to joining the US Consulate in
celebrating the exceptional leaders, innovators, change-makers and
entrepreneurs that are nominees for The Future Awards 2013, and to
present them as role models to Africa’s teeming youth population.”
Echoing this, Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola
Johnson has paid tribute to the Class of 2013, nominees for The Future
Awards announced yesterday.
“I think this is a very inspiring initiative, i have known about The
Future Awards for many years now. Its inspiring even for those of us who
have crossed the youth age, you inspire not only the older Nigerians but
others coming behind you. ” She said. “i will encourage everyone of us
to go to www.thefutureafrica.com/awards to read about the very inspiring
stories of this young Nigerians who have done so much to make our
country proud and done so much to ensure that we continue to have
confidence in our youth”
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The 2013 edition of The Future Awards Africa is held in partnership
with the Youth Office of the African Union Commission. Nominees for the
biggest prize, the African Young Person of the Year 2013 will also be
announced on Thursday, after the 1st ordinary session of the meeting of
the commission’s Bureau of COMY IV in Brazzaville, Republic of the
Congo. The Brazzaville meeting is a follow up of the 4th Conference of
Ministers of the African Union, in charge of youth development.
The awards event holds in August 2013. There will be no public voting
for this edition of The Future Awards Africa.
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