Burna Boy, Simi ‘Drey’ Others Emerge Winners At The Future Awards Africa 2019

Future Awards Africa: Burna Boy wins 2019 Young Person of the Year

Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Damini Ogulu better known as Burna Boy on Sunday emerged winner of the 2019 Young Person of the Year Future Awards alongside other ace artists, National Sportslink reports.

The 2020 Grammy Award nominee got two awards as the Young Person of the Year and also the Prize for Music at the event held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Also, Ogulu, Israel Adesanya, Timini Egbuson, Simi ‘Drey’ Adejumo, Tolani Alli, and Adetola Onayemi emerged winners in their categories at the 14th edition of The Future Awards Africa held on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

The event was attended by dignitaries such as the former governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba; Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Ade Ipaye; Google Country Manager, Juliet Ehimuan; Chief of Staff to the Kaduna State Governor, Muhammadu Sani Abdullahi; actress and producer, Lala Akindoju; comedian, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, among others.

Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, The Future Awards Africa celebrates young, inspiring nominees who are breaking boundaries across several industries and changing the narrative through their talent, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community advocacy.

The Future Awards Africa 2019 is brought to you by The Future Project and RED | For Africa, with support from Mitsubishi, 7Up, CMA Group, Vanguard Allure, Cool FM, Emmanuel Oyeleke Photography, Nigerian Info, Wazobia FM, BellaNaija, Pulse, African Movie Channels, Folio by CNN, FilmHouse, Olorisupergal, Channels Television, Legit, TheCable, Ono Bello, Style Vitae, and Pop Central.

Other winners during the gala night are Future Prize for Agriculture that went to Uka Eje — founder of the Thrive Agric that has funded over 15, 000 farmers across Nigeria.

For the Future Award Prize for Media, Samuel Ajiboye clinched the gong as a young entrepreneur and a Country Manager, Alpha, and Jam — a company that has a presence in four African countries.

Mr. Israel Adesanya, Nigeria’s World Champions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial art, a kickboxer got the prize for Sport.

The Future Award for Education went to Olaseni Cole, who runs an empowerment program aimed at preparing and equipping children with skills within the tech-space. The project has impacted over 3,000 children in Lagos and Ogun.

The Prize for Technology went to Zang Luka Bot, inventor of the Foot House, an interaction traditional mouse that allows people with upper limb disability to interface computers with their leg.

The Prize for Fashion went the way of Sandra Tuboboreni, CEO, TUBO, a multi-award winning global brand.