First Photos! Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, BankyW, Funke Akindele, Dakore Akande And Others Gather At The Future Awards Africa 2014

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Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa 2014 which held at the Intercontinental Hotels Lagos, yesterday lived up to continent-wide expectation.

The Hosts (Iyanya and Osas Ighodaro)
The Hosts (Iyanya and Osas Ighodaro)

The star-studded exclusive evening of inspiration certainly won’t be one that attendees won’t forget in a hurry. A grateful audience was clearly inspired to action by charged speeches from Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and calls to action by Banky W and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, to name a few.

Oby Ezekwesili
Oby Ezekwesili
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde with husband Captain Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde with husband Captain Ekeinde
Adebola Williams and Banky W
Adebola Williams and Banky W

Memorable highlights of the night included an electrifying set by Asa, performing songs from her new album, ‘Bed of Stone’ in Nigeria for the first time. Of note also was the #STOPEBOLA auction to raise money for the United Nations Ebola Response Fund, the final leg of TFAA #STOPEBOLA campaign. A bespoke dress by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi was the auction item and it was sold for N1M naira, bought by Nigeria’s foremost blogger Linda Ikeji.

Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji
Dakore Akande
Dakore Akande
Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele

High profile guests in attendance at the event were Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna representing President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Professor Pat Utomi, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, CEO Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, Senator Femi Gbajabiamila, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Daniel Amokachi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Funke Akindele, Dakore Akande, Timi Dakolo, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Uti Nwachukwu, Dotun of COOL FM, to name a few.

Governor Rotimi Amaechi & Adebola Williams
Governor Rotimi Amaechi & Adebola Williams
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (512x768)
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi and Daniel Amokachi
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi and Daniel Amokachi
Jimi Agbaje and Debola Williams
Jimi Agbaje and Debola Williams
Tonye Cole
Tonye Cole
Gideon Okeke
Gideon Okeke

Performers on the night were: Waje and OC Ukeje, opening the show with the Nigerian national anthem, Paris-based soul super star, Asa and closing out the show was Yemi Alade.

The red carpet hosts were Bolanle Olukanni, Zainab Balogun, Denola Grey and Zina Anumudu.

Zainab Balogun
Zainab Balogun
Osas Ighodaro
Osas Ighodaro
Osas Ighodaro
Osas Ighodaro
Toke Makinwa
Toke Makinwa
Lamide Akintobi
Lamide Akintobi
Mfon Ekpo with red carpet hosts, Zina Anumudu & Denola Grey
Mfon Ekpo with red carpet hosts, Zina Anumudu & Denola Grey
Pat Utomi and Zainab Balogun
Pat Utomi and Zainab Balogun

The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Access Bank and UBA. It is presented in partnership with Etisalat, Microsoft, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija and 360nobs.

Osas Ighodaro and Ice Pince
Osas Ighodaro and Ice Pince
Omalicha
Omalicha
Mr and Mrs Akande
Mr and Mrs Akande
Oreka Godis
Oreka Godis
Kaylah Oniwu
Kaylah Oniwu
Bolanle Olukanni
Bolanle Olukanni
Debola Falana, Chin Okeke, Wunika Mukan and Latasha Ngwube
Debola Falana, Chin Okeke, Wunika Mukan and Latasha Ngwube
Kunle Afolayan & Bolanle Austen-Peters
Kunle Afolayan & Bolanle Austen-Peters
Timi and Busola Dakolo
Timi and Busola Dakolo
Selfiemoment with Dakore
Selfiemoment with Dakore
Waje
Waje
Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade
Iyanya and Ubi Franklin
Iyanya with manager, Ubi Franklin
Makida Moka (623x934)
Makida Moka
Vector
Vector
Tosin Bucknor (623x934)
Tosin Bucknor
Waje & OC Ukeje perfoming the National Anthem (726x485)
Waje & OC Ukeje perfoming the National Anthem

 

Juliet Gbemudu

Juliet Gbemudu

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