The seventh season of the annual Future Award will be coming up on the August 26, 2012 with the theme “Tear down the walls.”
Plans for the event were made known at a media launch over the weekend which held at the Coral Reef in Ikoyi with an assessment of the impact of past awards on the winners.
The 2012 awards, themed ‘Tear down these walls!’ is to emphasis, how far and how hard young Nigerians have worked to build a new system of innovation and values in Nigeria.
The awards to contend for this year includes, The Future Awards for Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Innovator and many others.
According to one of the organizers of the award ceremony, Ohimai Atafo, “over the past seven years, we have taken seriously our mandate to inspire leadership and build enterprise and nothing excites us more than the experience of presenting over 1000 Positive Role Models (especially outside of entertainment) to young Nigerians and Africans.”
The media launch brought, former winners and judges of the awards which includes, Tara Fela Durotoye (Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Person of the Year), Uche Nnaji (Style Entrepreneur of the Year) and Tolu Ogunlesi (Journalist of the Year) who interacted with the media on the impact and influence of the awards.
Future Awards continues to be the most influential and popular youth platform in the continent. It identifies young people who have excelled at their work, celebrates their achievements, and showcases them as role models to inspire a generation of Africans to believe in themselves and the future of their countries.
Former winners include female farmer and face of youth entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Mosunmola Umoru; international author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, NASA scholar, Tosin Otitoju, founder of the Dustbin Estate Children’s Foundation Tolu Sangosanya, investor of the 1-second power change-over based in Ajegunle, Otejiri Oghoghorie, the 2011 winner for Young Person of the Year, farm technology entrepreneur and Rolex Award winner Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu.