Contestants from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya to battle for $25,000 prize

The Future Awards Africa is a set of prizes awarded annually to celebrate and boost innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans between 18 and 31 years old.

Sangu Delle, Winner, TFAA 2014 Young Person of year

The Future Awards Africa has announced candidates for The Ford Foundation Prize in Youth Employment, all of whom were selected after an intensive four month period.

The winner of the prize will be awarded €5,000 and additional media inventory valued at $20,000.

The Future Awards Africa is a set of prizes awarded annually to celebrate and boost innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans between 18 and 31 years old.

“This prize is very dear to our hearts. We are delighted to have gotten young Nigerians taking charge, doing their bits and solving the issues of unemployment. With the goal of the Ford Foundation in West Africa to improve governance systems and livelihood opportunities and TFAA to inspire the entire continent of Africa through the works of her citizenry, this award is designed to recognize and support young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 33 involved in a social program or projects that contribute to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria,” said Chude Jideonwo, Co-founder, RED Media, organisers of the awards.

The Future Awards Africa has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since inception in 2006.

Successful applicants for this year’s showcase are from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa.

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