Full List Of Winners At Future Awards Africa 2016

Full List Of Winners At Future Awards Africa 2016The 11th edition of the Future Awards Africa held on Sunday at the Federal Palace Hotel Lagos.

Winners emerged across the 21 categories in the 2016 edition of the awards which featured a keynote speech by President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The event also featured musical performances by Simi and Davido.

Full List:

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Arts & Culture – Adenrele Sonariwo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Technology – Olaniran Abiola

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Young Person Of The Year – Mark Okoye

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Agriculture – Julius Adewopo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Professional Service – Dr Salihu Dasuki

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Sports – Kehinde Paul

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Fashion – Adebayo Okelawal

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Business – Ifeanyi Orajaka

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Creative Professional – Evans Akanno

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Media Enterprise – Bidemi Zakariyau

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Advocacy – Bukola Bolariwa

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Education – Godwin Benson

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For Screen Producer – Adeola Osunkojo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Journalism – Chika Oduah

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For Acting – Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Beauty – Theodora Mogo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Music – Yemi Alade

The Future Awards Africa Prize For New Media – Tosin Ajibade

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For OAP (Visual) – Bolanle Olukanni

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For OAP (Audio) – Ayo Thompson

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Public Service – Asuquo Ekpeyong

Music Was The Least I Was Interested In -Mr Eazi

mr-eaziPopular Nigerian-born star, Mr Eazi, says of all his talents, music was the least he initially had interest in.

As fate would have it, singing is the reason why Nigerians and Ghanaians lay claim to him today.

The Port-Harcourt born ‘skin-tight’ crooner, originally named Tosin Ajibade, said this while explaining his journey into the music industry.

He told Channels Television that while growing up, he traveled a lot within the country and this, as well as his large extended family, influenced his life a lot.

He moved to Ghana when he was 15 years old and although he had the dream of studying aeronautic engineering in a Canadian University, he found his way into music.

According to him, his family, advised him to study mechanical engineering in Ghana, instead of his initial choice.

Recounting the experience, he said: “I hated it for the first one week, but by week two, I didn’t want to come back to Nigeria anymore.

“Ghana is where everything started to happen – I started doing music based on the fact that I was doing shows, concerts from my second year.

“I would use my school fees to invest in parties, concerts and bring artists from Ghana and Nigeria to my school and at a point, that was all I was doing.”

He explained that music for him, was a “mix-match of influences” and being around artist, comedians and entertainers in general, brought about the Mr Eazi personality.

Furthermore, the artist stated that his music inspiration mostly comes from old school Ghanaian high life.

“A mix-match of influences is what basically formed this sound. I never tried to have a sound and to be honest, I have never really put so much thought into writing a song.

“I just go as my mind tells me, Mr Eazi stated.

Some of his hit tracks include, ‘Sample you’, ‘Hollup’ and his most recent ‘Ohema’, featuring Nigerian multiple award winning Dj, Dj Spinall.