The Future Awards Africa 2016 held on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at the Federal Palace Hotel Lagos.

Somkele Idhalama, who is popular for her role in 2016 movies including "93 Days," "The Arbitration" and "The Wedding Party" won The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Acting.

The 28-year-old beat Adesua Etomi, Daniel K Daniel, Seun Ajayi and Rahama Sadau to win the award.

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The Future Awards Africa is a platform that celebrates young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievement in the year under consideration.

The awards, organized for young Nigerians below the age of 30, was conceived by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2004.

The first edition held on February 6, 2006 at the Muson Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.