The Vice President of Nigeria, ‘Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Co-Founder, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo were among the personalities at the 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa. Hosted by Adekunle Gold and Mimi Onolaja, the Awards spotlights individuals who are leading the charge in different sectors and impacting their communities positively.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. ‘Yemi Osinbajo called on young Nigerians to create a better future for the nation by ignoring those seeking to divide the country through willful ignorance, narrow-mindedness and tribalism. Giving his keynote speech at the 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa, Osinbajo pushed for a determined drive among Nigerians, especially active youth seeking to develop the country through unity, strength, and peace. He described the new tribe of Nigeria as citizens who recognise that honest labour is dignified, worthy of respect and reward. He also called on Nigerians with love for the country and one another – those who recognise that integrity is a non-negotiable asset.
Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, 21 winners emerged in various categories at The Future Awards Africa with artiste, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun taking home the prestigious ‘Young Person of the Year’ award.
Other personalities at the event include the Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai; Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; former Central Bank Deputy Governor, Prof. Kingley Moghalu; former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; Mo Abudu; Pastor I