15th December, 2013, right in the heart of Aso Rock, Abuja I was at The Future Awards “Best 100” Celebration, which recognized its alumnus who have continued to make an impact in their spheres of influence over the years.
The event which finally commenced by 7pm, was hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and had the Vice-President, His Excellency Namadi Sambo, the Secretary to the Federal government, Anyim Pius Anyim, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Agriculture Akin Adesoji, Forbes Africa Man of the year, and the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi amongst others in attendance.
Tony Elumelu of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, John Momoh, CEO of Channels Television, Entrepreneur Ibukun Awosika, Publisher Adesuwa Oyenokwe, Writer Toni Kan, and Media Magnate Ben Bruce of Silverbird presented the awards which were categorized thus:
Advocates and Changemakers; Innovators and Inventors; Inspirers and Influencers; Trailblazers and Trendsetters; Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders; Artists and Creators; Creators and Pioneers; Ideators and Thinkers; Icons and Heroes; Builders and Titans; A full list of the 100 awardees after the pictures:
The Future Awards Africa 2013 – Best 100
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
Bright “Basketmouth” Okpocha
Olude Lekan/Ayodeji Adewunmi/Opeyemi Awoyemi
Teju “Babyface” Oyelakin
Tobias and Titus Igwe
Tolu “Toolz” Oniru
Jerry Ukechukwu Eze
Steve “Yaw” Onu
Toyin “TY” Bello
Peter and Paul “Psquare” Okoye
Kemi “Lala” Akindoju
Michael “Don Jazzy” Ajere
Dapo “D’banj” Oyebanjo
Bukola “Asa” Elemide
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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