The 2011 edition of The Future Awards held today, 30 January at Landmark Village, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, and the event lived up to everyone’s expectations as Africa’s largest youth event. The highly anticipated event turned out to be a night of high glamour and excitement as Nigeria’s most remarkable young people were celebrated.
In trademark style, the event kicked off with a powerful rendition of the national anthem by Segun Obe, Ego, Essence and ChiDynma. The hosts of the night, Silverbird’s Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu expertly anchored the first half of the show, handing over to a dapper duo – Studio 53’s Dolapo Oni and Dr Sid of Mo’ Hits Records.
Upcoming female group Chase, gave the first performance of the night, and Lara George, Subomi, Sound Sultan, M.I and IcePrince followed, each warming the crowd more and more as the night went on.
In line with the theme for Season 6 of The Future Awards, ‘I Am Naija’, Chude Jideonwo, the Managing Director of RedSTRAT Communications (the owners The Future Awards) delivered a passionate speech titled “No more excuses, let’s save Nigeria”(Read the speech here Speech TFA 2011 by Chude-2) and with another inspiring address from Keynote Speaker Dr Olusegun Aganga, and special appearances from ‘Salewa’ of Tinsel, IK Osakioduwa, Genevieve Nnaji, Jedi and Tiwa Savage among other celebrities, The Future Awards was certainly a night to remember.
The list of winners is below:
ACTOR OF THE YEAR – Mercy Johnson
BEST USE OF ADVOCACY – Muyideen Salau
BEST USE OF SCIENCE – Debo Olaosebikan
BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY – Iruoye Tolulope
BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR – Bode Pedro
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR – Seyi Law
CORPORATE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR – Tokini Peterside
CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Aisha Augie-Kuta
CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR – Janet Nwose
EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE – Emmanuel Etim
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR– Tolu Ogunlesi
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – FAB
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR– Banky W
MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Sosick
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (RADIO) – Matse Uwatse (Wazobia FM)
ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (TV) – Tana Adelana (Peak Talent Show)
SCREEN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Clarence Peters
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR – Enyiama Vincent
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Bridget Awosika
TEAM OF THE YEAR – The Falconets
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR – Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu 28– Advocate
This was an official press release from the organisers of the event.
Here are some pictures from the GREEN carpet….