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Nominees For The Future Africa Awards Announced

By Stella WaAfrika




Alengot Oromait, 22 year old Member of Parliament, Uganda

The nominees list is out for The Future Africa Awards 2014 and I must say it is a mix masala/breath of fresh air. Africans from different countries are featured and this brings joy to my heart seeing as I am fed up of award ceremonies dominated by one country yet we live in continent full of talented and versatile people.
Below are the Nominees for The Africa Future Awards arranged in order of name, age, organisation and country of origin. 
The Future Africa Awards Prize in Advocacy & Activism
1. Kennedy Odede, 29 - (Shining Hope for Communities, Kenya)
2. Ola Ojewumi, 23 - (Sacred Hearts children’s transplant foundation and Project ASCEND, Nigeria)
3. Boniface Mwangi, 29 - (Pawa 254 initiative, Kenya)

4. Abdikadir Aden Hassan, 26 - (Founding member of Garissa Youth Environment Movement, Kenya)

5. David Akpan, 28 - (UCARE Foundation Nigeria)

The Future Africa Awards Prize in Agriculture
1. Eric Muthomi, 27 - (Stawi Foods, Kenya)

2. Nomzamo Khoza, 27 - (Farmer, South Africa)

3. Olawale Isiah Ojo, 25 - (Agropreneur, Nigeria)

4. Charles Nichols and Samir Ibrahim; 24, 24 - (SunCulture, Kenya)

5. Nasir Yammama, 24 - (Farmer, Nigeria)


The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
1. Zakaria Hersi, 25 - (StartUpSomalia.com & 4Weeks4Life, Somalia)

2. Eseoghene Odiete, 24 - (Hesey Designs, Nigeria)

3. Andrew Mupuya, 21 - (Youth Entrepreneurial Link Investments, Uganda)

4. Ally Edha Awadh, 31 - (Lake Oil Group, Tanzania)

5. Ashley Uys, 30 - (Medical Diagnostech and OculusID, South Africa)



The Future Africa Awards Prize in Community Action1. Jake Okechukwu, 26 - (Sickle Cell Aid Foundation, Nigeria)

2. Emmanuel Olisaeloka Osemeka, 30 - (Social Welfare Network Initiative, Nigeria)

3. Tricia Michaels, 28 - (Stay In School Initiative, Nigeria)

4. Nixon Ochater, 23 - (Amani Initiative, Uganda)

5. David Akpan, 28 - (UCARE Foundation, Nigeria)


The Future Africa Awards Prize in Education
1. Best Aiyorworth, 22 - (Founder Girls’ Power Micro Lending Organization, Uganda)

2. Regina Agyare, 30 - (Soronko Solutions, Ghana)

3. Ogunlana Olumide, 22 and Obanor Chukwuwezam, 23 - (Prepclass.com.ng, Nigeria)

4. Philip Obaji Jr., 28 - (1 GAME Campaign, Nigeria)

5. Adeniyi Oluokun, 28 - AccessDrive, Nigeria



The Future Africa Awards Prize in Public Service
1. Okwuone Nkechi, 25 - (Edo State Government, Nigeria)

2. Guillermina-Mekuy Mba Obono, 32 - (Department of Culture and Tourism, Equatorial Guinea)

3. Ahmed Salihijo, 30 - (Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Nigeria)

4. Lukman Jaji, 29 - (African Union Institute for Education Information Management System, Nigeria)

5. Peterson Opio, 28 - (Australian Aboriginal Development Cooperation, Uganda)


The Future Africa Awards Prize in Technology
1. Lorna Rutto, 28 - (EcoPost, Kenya)

2. Jamilia Abass ,30, Linda Kwamboka, 26, Susan Oguya, 26 –  (M-Farm, Kenya)

3. Anne Amuzu, 29 - (Nandimobile Company, Ghana)

4. Mark Essien, 31 - (Hotels.ng, Nigeria)

5. Joshua Okello, 23 - (WinSenga, Kenya)


The Future Africa Awards Prize in Entertainment
1. Panshak Zamani, 27 - (Musical Artiste, Nigeria)

2. Michael Kwesi Owusu (Sarkodie), 28 - (Musical Artiste, Ghana)

3. Nasibu Abdul Juma (Diamond), 24 - (Musical Act, Tanzania)

4. Ivie okujaye, 28 - (Actress and producer, Nigeria)

5. Yaya Toure, 31 - (Footballer, Ivory Coast)



The Future Africa Awards Prize in Enterprise Support

1. Sanga Moses, 30 - (Eco-Fuel, Uganda)

2. Bunmi Otegbade, 27 - (Generation Enterprise and StrategyQ, Nigeria)

3. David Oshei, 27 - (Dropifi, Kenya)

4. Justin Stanford, 30 - (4Di Group, South Africa)

5. Oluwafemi Bankole, 27 - (TechCabal.com, Nigeria)


The Future Awards Prize for African Young Person of the Year
1. Kayode Disu, 31 - (ISEC, Nigeria)

2. Joel Mwale, 20 - (Sky Drop Enterprises and Gigavia.com, Kenya)

3. Sangu Delle, 27 - (Cleanacwa, Ghana)

4. Alengot Oromait, 22 - (Member of Parliament, Uganda)

5. David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido), 21 - (Musician, Nigeria)

Photo Credit: New Vision Uganda



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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 
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