Young Person of the Year! Wizkid, Mary Njoku Have Been Announced As Nominees At The Future Awards Africa 2017
It’s a stayboy things! Singer Ayo Balogun (Wizkid) has been announced as the nominee for the Future Awards Africa alongside with four other influential young Africans which includes Mary Njoku, Amaka Osakwe, Iyin Aboyeji and Silas Adekunle coveting for ‘Young Person of the Year’.
The award is slated with mission to celebrate, encourage and shows enthusiasm towards innovation among Nigerians ranging from age 18 to 31. The Future Awards Africa acknowledges the vast efforts of young people in the country to make a good, great and successful vibes for themselves through their creativity and social enterprise.
Brief Bios About Nominees at the 2017 Future Awards Africa
• Singer Ayo Balogun (Wizkid)
Wizkid is the coolest artist in Africa! He is the most successful artist in Nigeria. He released one of the biggest albums of the year dubbed “Sounds from The other Side” and, he have achieved what most Nigerian and African artistes have not been able to achieve that is, when we are talking about big & foreign collaborations, Awards of different kinds, popularity and endorsement across the globe.
He recorded ‘One Dance’ with Canadian superstar Drake which welcomed him to the outside world and also, he signed a major publishing deal with international music giant Sony RCA records. He ended with 3 awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and nominated for a Grammy awards.
• Mary Remmy Njoku
Mary Remmy Njoku is an actress and movie producer also, she is the chief executive officer of ROK Studios. She launched her production company in 2013 with $25,000 seed money, and since then, it’s growing and expanding.
ROK Studios now produces television series and films on a platform that has successfully launched two cable channels in Europe and Africa.
• Amaka Osakwe
Amaka Osakwe, the creator of Africa-focused fashion label Maki Oh, has established a reputation as one of the leading designers on the continent, with her outfits worn by international superstars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kerry Washington and former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama.
• Iyin Aboyeji
With the launch of Andela, Iyin Aboyeji committed himself to the task of nation-building through personal innovation. He left the highly successful tech incubator to start Flutterwave, which has become a global sensation and winning the Fintech Award at the 2017 Apps Africa digital Innovation Awards.
• Silas Adekunle
Silas Adekunle is the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, a company developing the world’s first gaming robots. In partnership with the University of West England, Bristol, Silas managed the Prince’s Trust “Robotics in schools” program in Bristol, leading a team of engineering students into schools to develop the interest of young students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through robotics
So, who is going to get the award? The veteran and the successful singer, the tech innovators, fashion designer or the actress? Let watch out for the red carpet that leads to The Future Awards Africa 2017!