The British High Commission in Nigeria hosted winners and nominees of The Future Awards Africa 2015 to a reception at his residence on Monday 7 December, 2015. The reception was anchored at the residence of the British Deputy High Commission, Ray Kyles.
The winners reception was a follow up to the
awards event which held on Sunday December 6 at the InterContinental Hotel,
Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Future Awards Africa celebrated 10 years of
spotlighting individuals across Africa who are impacting and inspiring their
community and the continent as a whole.
The award hosted by Bonang
Matheba and Dare Art-Aladewitnessed a powerful rendition of the National Anthem
performed by Niyola, Chidinma and OC Ukeje. Highlights of the event include
performances from D’banj Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, HarrySong and Darey who performed
his widely popular song, Pray for me.
Guests in attendance at the award
celebration include the Kaduna governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai; GMD of Access
Bank Herbert Wigwe, ED of Sahara Group Tonye Cole, CEO of EbonyLife TV Mo Abudu,
CEO of Terra Kulture Bolanle Austen-Peters, MD of Bank of Industry Rasheed
Olaoluwa, West Africa Rep for the Ford Foundation Innocent Chukwuma, the deputy
governor of Imo, amongst others.
“We at the British High Commission
understand the importance of recognizing the great work that young Africans are
doing and the work that The Future Awards Africa is doing," Kyles said. "Africa
must develop Africa and we are here to support.”
The winners were drawn
from Botswana, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Liberia and Uganda.
was presented RED and UBA, and held with support from the British
HighCommission, Ford Foundation, Microsoft, the US Consulate, the Canadian High
Commission, Sterling Bank, Bank of Industry and The Tony Elumelu Foundation.