Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Future Awards 2012 shortlist – See who made the cut

Four days to The Future Awards 2012, holding in Port Harcourt, Rivers State this weekend, 25 and 26 August, the Central Working Committee (CWC) has unveiled the shortlist of 5 people per category for the Awards. See it after the cut...


"It's, as usual, been an intense eight weeks," says Chude Jideonwo, who is Executive Director of The Future Project. "After the nominations, there was the process of administering nomination forms, where we also interviewed the nominees, secured references, conducted independent research, and held random inspections of books, finances, and so on. We also got evidence of all the nominees' ages and had a two-week period for any complaints from the public. Simultaneous with voting, the Board of Judges - 30 young media influences from across the country - sat for a full day and produced the shortlist, which goes to the Independent Audit Committee. The names will then return to the Board of Judges who will choose the final winners."
Members of the Independent Audit Committee include TV host Mo Abudu, external relations director of the Nigeria LNG, SieneAlwell-Brown, politician Jimi Agbaje, Stanbic IBTC director YemiOsindero, LEAP Africa founder NdidiNwuneliamongst others.

Finalists and winners of each category will be unveiled at The Future Awards 2012 this weekend, where the KeynoteSpeaker is one of Africa's most influential entrepreneurs,Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Founderof the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu (MFR).Elumelu was Group Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa Plc.

"Sadly, many nominees did not fill their forms, perhaps assuming despite emphasis to the contrary - that voting alone would progress them to the next stage," Jideonwo noted. "Many of those nominees, without publicly verifiable information, lost out when they got to the judges table. The awards insist on the highest standards of transparency, and while the process can be tedious and time-consuming for the nominees, it is an ultimately rewarding exercise and crucial to choose the very best."

The Future Awards 2012 is hosted by the Rivers State Government, with support from Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Microsoft, and Notore. Media partners are Media Partners for the event are Channels TV, Silverbird TV, TVContinental, Wazobia FM, Nigeria Info, BellaNaija, 360Nobs,LindaIkejiBlog, Jobberman, Premium Times, NET, TW, Complete Fashion, andFAB.Officialmedia partners are Africa Magic, Cool FM, and Y! (www.ynaija.com).

The event can be watched live from 2pm on the Sunday, the 26th on www.ynaija.com/thefutureawards.

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CHANGE

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Olumide Makanjuola (The Initiative for Equal Rights)
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Chizoba Imoka Unveiling Africa Foundation)
Priscilla Usiobaifo (BraveHeart Initiative)
Babafemi Oyediran (Rural Enterprise Development Project)

BEST USE OF NEW MEDIA

Japheth Omojuwa
@Gidi_Traffic
EdiongsenyaneUmoh (NigeriaNewsDesk)
#SaveOke
NmachiJidenma

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Obi Somto (Photographer)
Bayo Omoboriowo (Photographer)
Imole Balogun (Photographer)
Remi Adegbite (Photographer)
Mohammed Abbagana (Painter)

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Adebisi Anita (MsMakor)
Olorunyomi OmoniyiMakun (Yomi Casuals)
Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku (TojuFoyeh)
RukkyLadoja/Obi Obi/TolaAyanwale (Grey)
Ugonna Omeruo (House of Nwocha)

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EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE -PUBLIC

Ohimai Amaize (Ministry of Sports)
Akin Rotimi (Ekiti State Government)
Banks Omisore (National Assembly)
John GomilukOtokwala(Securities and Exchange Commission)
Hadiza Abdullahi (MDG Office, The Presidency)

EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE - JOURNALISM

Chiemelie Ezeobi (Thisday)
Alkasim Abdulkadir (CNN)
Toyosi Ogunseye (The Punch)
Oluyinka Ezekiel Adeparusi (National Mirror)
Tomi Oladipo (BBC)

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Ngozi Nkwoji (Nigerian Breweries Plc)
Tomiwa Adesida (Sahara Group)
Kayode Jegede (General Manager, Head of Facilities Management, Deux
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Zubair Abubakar (Constitution App)
Seun Onigbinde (BudgIT)
Raheem Temitope Bello (GeoUtill)

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Tolulope Sangosanya (LOTS)
Gossy Ukanwoke (Beni Online University)
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (Bookneto)
Adebayo Adegbembo(ASA)
Otto Orondaam (Slum2School)

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (GENERAL)

Kola Oyeneyin (Venia Business Hub)
Titus and Tobias Igwe(Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen)
Aisha Maina (Aquarian Consult)
Ola Orekunrin (Flying Doctors Nigeria)
Ladi Delano (Bakrie Delano Africa)

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AjoKunnuho John (Animal husbandry)
Omoteso Sogo Ayodele (Piggery/Fishery/Poulty)
Tochukwu Ikpegbu (Jaeet Nigeria)
Olukayode Adeoye (Whails and Chase)
Fawolu Taiwo (Abivict Farms)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (COMMUNICATION& MEDIA)
Julie Odia (WOW!)
Uyi Omokaro (DM2)
Komolafe Adeshola (Media Insight)
Samuel Olatunji (Big Sam Media)
Funmilade Alalade (Elev8)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (ENTERTAINMENT)
Davido (HKN)
Keke Hammond (Flytime Productions)
Michael Ajereh (Mo'Hits/Mavin)
Cobams Asuquo (CAMP)
Clarence Peters (CAPital)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (TECHNOLOGY)

Ayodeji Adewunmi/OpeyemiAwoyemi/OlalekanOlude (Jobberman)
Jason Njoku (Iroko TV)
Eno Essien (Rheytrack)
Temi Kolawole (Antigravity)
Femi Alade (Pliris Mobile)

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Oladotun Kayode (Cool FM)
Twitwi (Wazobia FM)
Nike Adewuyi (Splash FM)
Tolu"Toolz) Oniru (Beat FM)
Mazino (Smooth FM)

TV

Dolapo Oni (Studio 53)
Denrele Edun (Channel O)
Uti Nwachukwu (Jara)
Illrymz (Nigerian Idol)
Maupe Ogun (Channels TV)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Davido
Wizkid
Ice Prince
Flavour
Bez

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Ini Edo
Tonto Dike
Okechukwu"OC" Ukeje
Ivie Okujaye
Gideon Okeke

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Music

D/tunes
SamKlef
DJ Klem
Legendary Beats
J. Sleek

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Screen

Clarence Peters
Victor Sanchez Aghahowa
Onye Ubanatu
Ladi Odebunmi
Anietie James Ekins

YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
Bankole Wellington (Banky W)
Dapo Oyebanjo (D'banj)
Jason Njoku
Peter and Paul Okoye (Psquare)
Linda Ikeji
Chinwe Njoku
Idris Akinbanjo
Raheem Temitope Bello

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