Photos and Highlights : Gov Rotimi Amaechi, Jimi Agbaje, Pat Utomi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Funke Akindele, Banky W, Iyanya, Dakore Akande and others at The Future Awards Africa 2014

Dakore Egbuson Akande & Adepetun
Dakore Egbuson Akande & Adepetun

The highly anticipated Africa biggest Youth Event and Africa Nobel Peace Prize ” The Future Awards 2014 ”, was held yesterday at at the Intercontinental Hotels Lagos.

The event was hosted by beauty-queen Osas Ighodaro, alongside with Nigeria Afro-Pop singer Iyanya and Rapper Ice Prince, while there are musical performances from Paris-based Nigeria Afro-soul singer Asa, alongside with sensational Afro-pop/diva Yemi Alade, Iyanya, Waje and OC Ukeje, opening the show with the Nigerian national anthem and many others.

The red carpet was anchor by Bolanle Olukanni, Zainab Balogun, Denola Grey and Zina Anumudu. The Future Awards Africa 2014 is headlined by Access Bank and UBA. It is presented in partnership with Etisalat, Microsoft, the Lagos Internal Revenue Service and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

Adebola Williams with Banky W
Adebola Williams with Banky W

The event have star-studded celebrity stars alongside with top politicians in Nigeria, powerful and inspiration speeches from River-State governor Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, Former Minster of Education and Former Vice President from World Bank for Africa Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and calls to action speech by EME Record label boss Banky W and veteran Nollywood actress and Diva Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, to name a few.

Bolanle Olukanni
Bolanle Olukanni

Memorable highlights of the night included an electrifying set by Asa, performing songs from her new album, ‘Bed of Stone’ in Nigeria for the first time. Of note also was the #STOPEBOLA auction to raise money for the United Nations Ebola Response Fund, the final leg of TFAA #STOPEBOLA campaign. A bespoke dress by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi was the auction item and it was sold for N1M naira, bought by Nigeria’s foremost blogger Linda Ikeji.

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High profile guests in attendance at the event were Minister of Youth Development, Boni Haruna representing President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Professor Pat Utomi, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, CEO Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, Senator Femi Gbajabiamila, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Daniel Amokachi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Funke Akindele, Dakore Akande, Timi Dakolo, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Uti Nwachukwu, Dotun of COOL FM, to name a few.

Debola Falana, Chin Okeke, Wunika Mukan and Latasha Ngwube
Debola Falana, Chin Okeke, Wunika Mukan and Latasha Ngwube
Funke AKindele
Funke AKindele
Governor Rotimi Amaechi & Adebola Williams
Governor Rotimi Amaechi & Adebola Williams
Iyanya & Osas
Iyanya & Osas
Iyanya and His Manager Ubi Franklin
Iyanya and His Manager Ubi Franklin
Jimi Agbaje & Adebola Williams
Jimi Agbaje & Adebola Williams
Kunle Afolayan & Bolanle Austen-Peters
Kunle Afolayan & Bolanle Austen-Peters
Lamide Akintobi
Lamide Akintobi
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi & Amokachi D-Bull
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi & Amokachi D-Bull
Makida Moka
Makida Moka
Mr & Mrs Akande
Mr & Mrs Akande
Former Minister of Eduction Oby Ezekwesili
Former Minister of Eduction Oby Ezekwesili
Omalicha
Omalicha
Omotola Jalade with hubby, Cpt Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade with hubby, Cpt Ekeinde
Oreka Godis
Oreka Godis
Osas & Iyanya
Osas & Iyanya
Osas Ighodaro & Ice Prince
Osas Ighodaro & Ice Prince
Osas Ighodaro
Osas Ighodaro
Pat Utomi & Zainab Balogun
Pat Utomi & Zainab Balogun
Selfiemoment with Dakore
Selfiemoment with Dakore
Timi Dakolo & Wife
Timi Dakolo & Wife
Tinsel star, Gideon Okeke
Tinsel star, Gideon Okeke
Toke Makinwa
Toke Makinwa
Tonye Cole
Tonye Cole
Tonye Cole, Bolanle Austen-Peters
Tonye Cole, Bolanle Austen-Peters
Tosin Bucknor
Tosin Bucknor
Zainab Balogun
Zainab Balogun
Vector
Vector
Waje
Waje
Waje & OC Ukeje perfoming the National Anthem
Waje & OC Ukeje perfoming the National Anthem
Waje
Waje
Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade
Zainab Balogun & Dr. Wiebe Boer
Zainab Balogun & Dr. Wiebe Boer
Zainab Balogun
Zainab Balogun
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