Davido Clinch Musician Of The Year Award
Nigeria musical act, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has won the much coveted 2017 Future awards `Young Person of the Year’.
Wizkid, who recently beat a strong field including Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar to net the best international artist prize at the Mobo awards in London was honoured for his landmark achievement in music locally and at the international scene.
He edged out contenders such as Mary Njoku, Amaka Osakwe, Iyin Aboyeji and Adekunle Gold to get the prestigious award.
The 12th edition of the award held on Saturday at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, the Awards acknowledged inspiring young Nigerians aged 18-31 making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.
105 nominees were selected over categories including Music, Beauty, Fashion & Design, Professional Service, Sports and more.
Speaking at the event, the special guest of honour, Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo called on the youths to endeavour to evolve a new tribe free from ethnicity and corruption.
“A new nation of great value is possible through the new upcoming youths. The youths should rise up and defend themselves against corruption. A new tribe can emerge with faith and principle, we need to redefine this nation, they are the future of the country, hence they must stand up for what is right. We need not to look back on this, we need a strong youth that are free from corruption,’’ he said.
Similarly, David Adeleke a.k.a Davido, won the Future Awards Africa 2017 Musician Of The Year. Davido who emerged top in the music category with other artistes such as Tekno Miles, Kiss Daniel, Adekunle Gold and Simi. “I no dey fight anybody o,” he said as he received his award.
See the full list below:
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Olamide Bada (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR COMEDY
Otolorin Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter (25)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ART & CULTURE
Ayobami Adebayo (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR EDUCATION; ENDOWED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
Samson Abioye (late)/ Oluyemi Oluwaseun Imole / Akanji Abayomi Gideon (26/29/23)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM
Winner: Eromo Egbejule (27)
THE EDWIN GEORGE PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner: Yagazie Eguare (30)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ADVOCACY
Winner: Ayodeji Osowobi (27)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR NEW MEDIA
Winner: Femi ‘Kraks’ Bakre (24)
FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ACTING
Winner: Sambasa Nzeribe (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Winner: Dada Olabisi Mary (29)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR TECHNOLOGY
Winner: Chris Kwekowe (24)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR AGRICULTURE
Winner: Adetola Adeleke (31)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BEAUTY
Winner: Anita ‘Brows’ Adetoye (26)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
Winner: Bisola ‘Ladybiba’ Adeniyi (25)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MEDIA ENTERPRISE
Winner: Timilehin Bello (25)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN SPORTS
Winner: Anthony Joshua (28)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ON AIR PERSONALITY (VISUAL)
Winner: Nancy Isime (25)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ON AIR PERSONALITY (AUDIO)
Winner: Tisan Jeremiah Bako (31)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MUSIC
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BUSINESS
Winner: Bisola Borha (31)
THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun (27)