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Davido and Wizkid Emerge Winners at The Future Awards Africa 2017

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Davido and Wizkid, two of Africa’s biggest artistes yesterday emerged winners at The Future Awards Africa 2017.

With both artistes consistently competing for major global awards with their record-shattering albums and sold-out shows within the year, Davido was announced as the ‘Musician of the Year’, while Wizkid emerged ‘The Young Person of the Year’.

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The Future Awards Africa acknowledges inspiring young Nigerians making a difference through creativity social enterprise and social good.

The event took place at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. ### About The Future Awards Africa

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

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It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership. Our projects include Aiki.ng, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, YMonitor.org presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’. Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including the Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne Kabagambe. About Red Media Africa

Red Media Africa (www.redmediaafrica.com) is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and lead in their industries.

It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

It has been recognised with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.

About the author

Adikwu Omoha is a lawyer, an Author, a blogger and an Online publisher. he has several intellectual works to his credit, presently he is a global partner and consultant with Home land security and prosperity system www.hspsgroup.org. Some of his intellectual works includes Enjoying your youthful and everyday life, practical guide to entrepreneurship, Jesus our Divine Advocate a perfect example for Lawyers.

Adikwu Omoha is a lawyer, an Author, a blogger and an Online publisher. he has several intellectual works to his credit, presently he is a global partner and consultant with Home land security and prosperity system www.hspsgroup.org. Some of his intellectual works includes Enjoying your youthful and everyday life, practical guide to entrepreneurship, Jesus our Divine Advocate a perfect example for Lawyers.

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