BUZZ & EXCITEMENT AS THE FUTURE AWARDS SEASON 7 LAUNCHES IN LAGOS

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The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards has announced the start of Season 7. The event will launch on Democracy Day, May 29 at an invite-only media and VIP event at The Coral Reef, Lagos. Referred to by the World Bank as “The Nobel Prize for Young Africans”, The Future Awards continues to remain the most influential and popular youth platform that identifies young people who have excelled at their work, celebrates their achievements, and showcases them as role models to inspire a generation of Africans to believe in themselves and the future of their countries.

“There is a reason why, when you Google for “Nigeria’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards is the result that turns up,” says the head of the CWC Ohimai Atafo. “Over the past seven years, we have taken seriously our mandate to inspire leadership and build enterprise and nothing excites us more than the experience of presenting the over 1000 Positive Role Models (especially outside of entertainment) to young Nigerians and Africans.

“Through the very success “I am the future”, “I represent Naija” and other campaigns, these awards have led the charge to restore faith in country amounst young people, fundamentally altered for good the way young Nigerians are viewed as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, become a launch-pad for change projects, businesses, ideas and collaborations across the country, gotten more young people involved in leadership and governance,  and in pioneering the merging f pop culture with development and advocacy, has made it cool for young people to get involved in their country. We are excited to be on that journey again.”

At the event, the Committee will unveil the campaign for this season, the judges, the process, the categories, and the schedule of activities including the town hall meetings across the country’s six geo-political zones. There will also be an exclusive interactive session with organisers, winners and associates of the awards.

The Future Awards 2012 will hold on August 26, 2012. More information on this year’s event can be found on www.facebook.com/TheFutureAwards. Official media partner is Y! (www.ynaija.com).

Uche Eze and The Future Project Founding Partner Adebola Williams
Nominees with Adebola Williams at The Future Awards 2010
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