Toke Makinwa, Mai Atafo, Bovi, excited about The Future Awards Africa 2017...

Toke Makinwa, Mai Atafo, Bovi, excited about The Future Awards Africa 2017 invites

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– The unique invites set a task for the invitees


As people across the continent get set to celebrate the exceptional young talents who have led the charge in diverse spheres of endeavour, intended guests can’t seem to hide their excitements over The Future Awards Africa 2017 invites.


Designed to represent maps of states in Nigeria, guests are expected to guess the states represented with their invites.


Of course, our favourite celebrities dived in. Watch their reactions below:


Ebuka took his time to guess. He was almost correct.


Bovi guessed wrong. But he was funny.


Toke was really excited. We feel the same way too.


Mai Atafo guessed the state correctly at first try.


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Lanre Da Silva got an invitation to represent Lagos, and she presented it with style.


The 12th edition of the Awards is set for Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

The Future Awards Africa 2017 is powered by The Future Project, with support from Ford Foundation and refreshed by 7Up





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, presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’.

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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 Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, 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 Media Africa

Red Media Africa ( is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and lead in their industries.

It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

It has been recognised with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.


Chaste Inegbedion is Chief Media Officer and NGO Relations at, popularly known as the PADMAN, Loves Responsible Tourism and Contributes at BUDGIT.

Follow him on Instagram @CharityChaste and Twitter @ChasteCharity.