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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

U.S Consulate hosts exclusive reception for The Future Awards Africa nominees today, as TFAA unveils official TVC

U.S Consulate hosts exclusive reception for The Future Awards Africa nominees today, as TFAA unveils official TVC

The United States Consulate will today, November 24, 2015, host The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) nominees to an invitation-only reception at the Consular-General's residence in Lagos, Nigeria.

This follows the unveiling of 56 nominees spread across 11 categories including the Ford Foundation Price for Youth Employment on EbonyLife TV and Channels TV last Sunday.

As it counts down to the 10th anniversary of the Awards, TFAA has also released its official TVC highlighting the inspiring journey of young Africans bringing socio-economic change to their communities through innovation, creativity, and enterprise. 

With over 1,000 nominees and 120 winners since inception, TFAA has taken nominations across the continent identifying young people with a track record of accomplishments within their community and/or globally in the last one year. 

The 10th anniversary event holds on December 6, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Profiles of the nominees are now available on the awards website

The official hashtags are #TFAA10 and #AfricaNeedsYou. 

About The Future Awards Africa 

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31.

It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006. 

It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. 

This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa's growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.

Our projects include, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, The m-Hub, 

The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Africa Awards & Summit, described as 

'The Nobel Prize for Young Africans'.

With a network of funders and partners including the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ford 

Foundation, the US Government, First Bank, MTN, The Canadian Embassy, HP, the 

Nigerian Government and the British Council, our work has spanned Nigeria, Ghana, South 

Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon, Somalia, Equatorial 

Guinea, Ivory Coast and Kenya.

Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global 

Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including 

the Senior Advisor at one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management 

firms, Lazard LTD, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open 

Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the 

Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne Kabagambe.

About Red Communication

Red Communication is a PR & Communication firm under the parent company, RED. An innovative media group focused on Africa, RED's vision is to excite and empower an evolving generation through the media's limitless possibilities. Built across tools and platforms, its Communication Division holds Red Communication, Red marketing and Small & Medium, and YouthConnect; and its Content Division holds the Y! brands, including Y! TV, Y! Magazine,, Teen Y!, Y! 2015, the Y! Tech 100 and the Y! Annual Black Ball/Y! 100 Most Influential List. It also anchors a development firm, The Future Project Africa, which co-presents Africa's leading youth platform, The Future Awards Africa, and other projects including the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders and The Future 
Enterprise Support Scheme.

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