LAGOS, Nigeria; 19 December, 2016

Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa came to a triumphant climax on Sunday when it held its annual ceremony, now in its 11th year.

We were introduced to the key players shaping the future in the 105 nominees identified across 21 categories. The event was well attended by Nigeria’s political, cultural, media and entertainment elite. The keynote speech was given by the President Elect of The Republic of Ghana, Dr. Nana Akufo-Addo.

However, there could only be 21 winners. The biggest prize of the night went to Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, Mark Okoye, who heads the Economic Planning and Budget Development Team in Anambra State. Okoye brings tenure as a senior member of the investment banking division at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited where he was instrumental in executing numerous capital raising and financial advisory transactions to his new position,leaving an illustrious investment banking career, to join the Anambra State Economic Think-Tank.
See the full list of TFAA winners below:

Somkele Iyamah- Idhalama 28
Winner, The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Acting 2016

Adebayo Oke-Lawal 26
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

Theodora Mogo 24
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

Yemi Alade 27
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

Dr. Salihu Dansuki 29
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Professional Service 2016

Ifeanyi Orajaka 28
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Business | Endowed by the Bank of Industry

Kehinde Paul 28
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports

Godwin Benson 27
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education | Endowed by University of Sussex

Abiola Olaniran
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology | Endowed by Intel

Tosin Ajibade
Winner, The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for New Media

Bidemi Zakariyau
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media Enterprise

Asuquo Ekpenyong 31
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service

Adenrele Sonariwo 30
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts & Culture

Evans Akanno 27
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional

Bukola Bolarinwa 28
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy | Endowed by Guinness

Julius Adewopo 31
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture

Adeola Osunkojo 30
Winner, The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Screen Producer

Chika Oduah 30
Winner, The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Journalism

Bolanle Olukanni 27
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for On Air Personality (visual)

Ayo Thompson 30
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for On Air Personality (audio) 2016

Mark Okoye 31
Winner, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

To find out more about the winners, go to www.http://thefutureafrica.com/