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Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, and Nigerian music stars Ice Prince and Davido are among the nominees for this year’s The Future Africa Awards.
The nominees’ list, comprising five individuals across 10 categories, was released Tuesday by the Central Working Committee, CWC, of The Future Africa Awards and Summit, TFAAS.
While Toure, 31, and Ice Prince, 27, were nominated in the Entertainment category, Davido Adeleke (Davido), 21, was nominated for the African Young Person of the Year.
“After last year’s process, where only the Young Person of the Year was Africa-wide, for the first time in the nine year history of The Future Africa Awards, this is the first time that the entire awards have been drawn from across the continent,” said Mohammed Diaby, from Abidjan, who is a member of the CWC.
“Their profiles are available on www.thefutureafrica.com/awards and then judging process begins immediately with the jury, including the Board of Judges and the Independent Audit Committee,” Mr. Diaby added.
Members of the jury include such distinguished Africans as Kajta Schiller Nwator, Leadership Development and CSR Manager, The Tony Elumelu Foundation; Mohammed Sy, Founder and Executive Director of the Institut Supérieur de Développement Local, Senegal; Wendy Luhabe, Founder, Women’s Private Equity Fund.
Others are Tonye Cole, Executive Director, Sahara Group; Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder, LEAP Africa; Mo Abudu, CEO, Ebony Life TV; and Jennah Scott, Director, Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat, Office of the President.
Regarded as one of Africa’s biggest youth event, TFAAS evolved from The Future Awards this year.
The Consul-General of the United States in Lagos, Nigeria, will host the nominees to an invitation-only reception on July 31. SEE MORE ON PAGE2