The Future Africa Awards (TFAA) celebrates young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievements in the year under consideration. TFAA is also celebrating beating corona heroes, front-liners engaged in the race to beat corona.
The award nominees are selected from several African countries and then voted for to the award in the respective category. Yesterday was the unveiling of the nominees for this year’s award, allow us to bring you up to speed on some notable categories.
Award Categories and Nominees
CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting
This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them within the year in view.
CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Activism
This award recognizes individual advocacy contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.
CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty
This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable achievement in the Beauty industry.
CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action (Project-based)
This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals (project-based) to community building in different fields within the year in view.
CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation (YouTubers, Vloggers)
The spectrum of new media has changed and this award recognizes the contributions of individuals or teams who have dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact using the media as a tool for advancement in their chosen fields.
CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Disruption (STEM)
This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who have contributed to the advancement and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) either for personal gain, professional advancement, charity or administrative duties within the year in view.
CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Entrepreneurship (must have a product, staff, and makes at least 5 million Naira per month)
This award is conferred to an entrepreneur who has founded, led and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.
CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion
This award rewards the work of an individual(s) in the fashion industry who have impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work within the year in view.
CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Leading Conversation
This award is given to a young person who is constantly driving positive conversations and shaping the culture.
CATEGORY 17: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music
This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in view.
CATEGORY 18: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Service to Young People (people aged 55 and below)
This award is given to an outstanding individual (below 55) who donates their time and money to helping youth across the country.
CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Africans through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs. They must have demonstrated intuition, innovation, and initiative and is not afraid to lead change in his or her sector, market awareness, and understanding.