Co-founder, RED | For Africa, Adebola Williams (left) ; Minister of Trade and Investment, Botswana, Bogolo Kenewendo; Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Debo Ogundoyin; Team Lead, The Future Project, Bukonla Adebakin and Owen Omogiafo, Managing Director, Transcorp Hotels at The Future Awards Africa 2019
Singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu well known as ‘Burna Boy’ has once again reenact his claim of ‘Africa Giant’, as he clinched the prize for ‘Music’ and the most coveted ‘Young Person of the Year’ at The Future Africa Award (TFAA), which held on Sunday, November 24 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.He defeating other strong contenders in the category, which include Teniola Apata (Teni the Entertainer) Folarin Falana (Falz the bahd guy), John Ighodalo (Johnny Drille) and Sadiq Onifade (Wurld) to emerged winner.
The Killin Dem singer took to his Twitter handle @burnaboy to express his delight and thanked the organisers of the awards for honouring hard work, diligence and resilience.“Shout out to @tfaafrica for the YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR and PRIZE FOR MUSIC. Honour truly lies in hard work, diligence and resilience. Let’s keep pushing positive narratives about our beloved Africa,” he wrote.
Dubbed the ‘Nobel Prize’ for young Africans and the most important youth awards by Forbes, the well-attended event had dignitaries from the government and corporate world, amongst who was Minister of Transports, Rotimi Amaechi; former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba; Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Ade Ipaye; Google Country Manager, Juliet Ehimuan; Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Business, Jumoke Adenowo; Chief of Staff to Kaduna State Governor, Muhammadu Sani Abdullahi.