The 12th edition of The Future Awards 2017 held on December 9th, 2017 and it witnessed 10 wins from women out of 21 categories.
With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among young Nigerians aged 18 – 31, TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.
Below are the women who won at the event.
29-year old Ayobami Adebayo is a Nigerian writer. Her debut novel, ‘Stay With Me,’ was published this year. She won the award for ART & CULTURE
30-year old Yagazie Eguare is the owner and head photographer at Gazmadu Studios, a photography company that specializes in documentary wedding and portrait photography. She won the award for PHOTOGRAPHY
Just before #BAAD2017 takes over our entire timeline😅 let me drop this here . If you followed my ig story yesterday then you definitely know this smile!! 🤗🤗💃💃💃 i was nominated for the #TheFutureAwardsAfrica2017!!!💃💃💃💃 . . Sooooo Thankful! . . This year has been a lot of growth for me on many levels! I've worked hard, i've had victories, i've had alot of disappointments, i have faced alot of fears and conquered, i've found direction, i've built long lasting relationships with so many amazing people, I have encountered God's grace in different ways, i've Grown😊. . . This nomination means a whole lot to me because i honestly didn't think i was close to deserving it. . . When i got the email for the nomination i was like…whatt! How?? When?? Noo?? Definitely not me…and i closed my laptop😂😂😂 All we humans see are limitations but God looks beyond to reveal the greatness in all of us. . . A Big Thank You! to everyone who has given me the opportunity to express what i absolutely love doing. This is only the beginning because "the part of a righteous Man is like a shinning light that shines EVER brighter"- Proverbs 4:18 . . Award Ceremony is in December! #FingersCrossed 🤗 However it goes i am super thankful and excited for such an Honour! Memories of my Mum jumping up with excitement when we both watched the announcement yesterday brings so much joy to my heart.❤❤ A big Congratulations to all the nominees! Especially in the photography category🤗🤗. . The land is Green and its all mine! #OnwardsandUpwards #NigeriasNewTribe #TFAA2017 #Gazmadu #YagazieEguare
27-year old Ayodeji Osowobi is the founder of Stand to End Rape, an NGO advocating against sexual violence and providing support for survivors. She won the award for ADVOCACY.
31-years old Adetola Adeleke is the founder of Green Fairy Farm, a business she founded in response to the dearth of technologically savvy farming practices and profitable agriculture in the Epe region. She won the award for AGRICULTURE
26-year old Anita ‘Brows’ Adetoye is a makeup artiste popular amongst Nigerian celebrities. Whe won the award for BEAUTY.
“A direct plan yields progress” When you constantly dilly-dally, you will stay stagnant” There are two sides to a table, choose wisely the one that would help your elevation! Bravo to @tokemakinwa for kicking off @onbecomingtokemakinwa. This initiate is a blessing and there is no greater blessing you get than blessing others. Congratulations to every single person that participated. Although only 4 people got he grant, everyone left a winner 🙌🏾 : #AnitaBrows I don’t know why Instagram delete this post when i initially posted 😐
25-years old Nancy Isime is a media personality and she won the award for ON AIR PERSONALITY (VISUAL)
Last night, We won The Future Awards Africa Prize for On Air Personality(TV) 2017! I'm still lost for words, because saying I didn't in any way expect to win will be saying the least. I spent the rest of the night in disbelief, fighting back happy tears. I'm sooo thankful! Thank you to the Future Awards panel of judges/Team for considering me worthy enough to have my name on this plague. I can't wait to walk through all the amazing doors this will open for me. Thank You! Thank you to every one of you who's supported/is still supporting me through this journey called Life. Thank you to everyone who's ever given me work as a Host. To my boss @ayoanimashaun this one is for us and our Hiptv! I turn 26 in exactly 1week. Rounding off 25 with this honour, is a dream I didn't even have the audacity to dream. Thank you Father, Thank you Son, Thank you Holy spirit. Dear mum, I hope this made you proud. I wish you were here.❤ Dress/Styling: @janemichaelekanem
31-years old Bisola Borha is an event planner and founder of Trendy Bee events, a business she founded in 2012. She won the award for BUSINESS
25-years old Bisola ‘Ladybiba’ Adeniyi is a fashion designer, who started her career as a fashion writer. She won the award for FASHION AND DESIGN
29-year old Olamide Bada is the Managing Director for Jumia Food Nigeria. She won the award for PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
29-years old Dada Olabisi Mary is a nurse at the St. Dominic Catholic Hospital Chapter of Catholic Charitas Foundation of Nigeria. She works with HIV patients. She won the award for PUBLIC SERVICE