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TFAA celebrates young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievement in the year under consideration.
The Future Awards Africa, also popularly known as The Future Awards, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. The Future Project is the largest home-grown network of policy-makers, business people, and other stakeholders in Young Africa.
The awards celebrate young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievement in the year under consideration. Forbes has described the awards as “Most important awards for outstanding young Africans”. The awards was conceived by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2004. The first The Future Awards ceremony was held on February 6, 2006, at the Muson Centre in Lagos to honour the outstanding achievements of the 2005/2006 season.
The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) partners with the African Union Commission towards achieving 1 million By 2021 Initiative.
The initiative was launched in April 2019 at the African Union Commission by the Chairperson of the AUC H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat and intends to deliver at least 1 million opportunities to young Africans in the areas of Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement by 2021.
The partnership provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on young Africans who are providing exceptional solutions in their communities. These solutions are in the four thematic areas of the initiative. The AUC is rolling out a continental tour to entrench young Africans in community engagement efforts. TFAA is rolling out a tour to reward excellence continentally
Since its inaugural edition in 2005, TFAA has built and supported a vibrant network of inspiring youth in the leadership space, with thousands of members who have achieved distinction against barriers of tribe, economic instability, religious differences, and government policies.
CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting
This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them within the year in view.
CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts (Visual and Applied)
This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in view.
CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action
This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals (project based) to community building in different fields within the year in view.
CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation
The spectrum of new media has changed and this award recognizes the contributions of individuals or teams who has dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact using the media as a tool for advancement in their chosen fields.
CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Entrepreneurship
This award is conferred on an entrepreneur who have founded, led and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable growth and/or success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.
CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion
This award rewards the work of individual(s) in the fashion industry who has impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work within the year in view.
CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film Making
This award recognizes the contributions of professionals within the film industry towards improving the craft of film making and influencing global audiences within the year in view.
CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism
This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who has demonstrated excellence in the telling of stories and bringing the news to the public.
CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Prize for Movement
This award recognizes individual advocacy contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.
CATEGORY 10: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music
This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in view.
CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service
This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view.
CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Public Service
This award is given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the public service sector within the year in view (excluding politics). This is an institution aligned category.
CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology
This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who has contributed to the advancement and application of technology either for personal gain, professional advancement, charitable causes or administrative duties within the year in view.
CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Wellness
This award recognizes the contributions of an individual or teams who has dedicated themselves to making tangible impact in wellness i.e. Health, Spirituality, Yoga, and/or Traditional health.
CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Nigerians through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs. They must have demonstrated intuition, innovation, and initiative and is not afraid to lead change in his or her sector, market awareness, and understanding.
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