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Toke Makinwa, Mai Atafo, Bovi, show excitement over The Future Awards Africa 2017 invites

As people across the continent get set to celebrate the exceptional young talents who have led the charge in diverse spheres of endeavour, intended guests can’t seem to hide their excitements over The Future Awards Africa 2017 invites.

Designed to represent maps of states in Nigeria, guests are expected to guess the states represented with their invites.

The 12th edition of the Awards is set for Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

The Future Awards Africa 2017 is powered by The Future Project, with support from Ford Foundation and refreshed by 7Up.

The Future Awards Africa has been called the ‘Nobel Prize for Young Africans’, and the ‘most important youth awards’ by Forbes. It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise amongst young Africans aged 18 – 31. It has produced over 150 winners and over 1550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.

100 MILLION FANS TO WATCH LIVE AS FALS STAGES FIRST EVER SOLO CONCERT

Nigerian entertainer Falz is wrapping up a great year with a concert that will shake
Nigeria to its roots.
The multi-talented lawyer-turned-rapper announced he’s planning to host a 7-hour live concert that will reach at least 100 million fans.
Titled The Falz Experience, the December 20 big-budget concert will have 7,000 fans inside one venue, while millions of others will watch live on cable television and on the Internet.
It is the first time the rapidly-rising performer – who is the son of respected lawyer Femi Falana is stepping out for his own exclusive concert.
Speaking on the event, Falz expressed his excitement towards the incoming event
“Some people are used to seeing my comedy skits on social media. Others are familiar with my music, while those from way back know me with as a lawyer. There are those who are familiar with my multiple personalities and career. The idea behind The Falz Experience is to bring all of this together, for the benefit of all my fans. It’s a music concert that will incorporate different elements of my art, with support from the many colleagues I have collaborated with”.
Planned as a full multi-media event, the rapper says fans should expect a concert of a lifetime. The Falz Experience will hold at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, with support from friends of the artiste including Simi, YCee amongst others.
Falz (real name Folarin Falana) is a law graduate from the University Of Reading, United Kingdom whose career began in secondary school when he, alongside some friends established a musical group called ‘The School Boys’.
Years down the line, Falz has more than proved himself as not only a talented artiste but one with versatility. Singles such as Something Light, Soft Work, Karishika, Wehdone Sir, Bad Gang, Soldier amongst others have earned him not only organic airplay but has helped carve a niche in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Also known for his antics as Segun on the popular series Jenifa’s Diary, Falz has many awards like Best in a Comedy Series/ Movie for the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards ((AMVCA) awards, Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act for the 2016 BET Awards, Album of the Year for the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards, Best Afro Hip Hop Video for the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards, as well as several nominations.
Moreover, Falz is renowned for his adeptness at turning songs into everyday lingo and youthful movements. Not only does he carry along his fans using funny video skits, he ensures that they remember the key message. Call it marketing or skill, Falz has got the ears and heart of Nigerians.

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Wizkid, Mary Njoku, Iyin Aboyeji, Amaka Osakwe, Silas Adekunle get Young Person of the Year nominations

Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Mary Njoku, Amaka Osakwe and Iyin Aboyeji have been announced as nominees for The Future Awards Africa’s highly-coveted ‘Young Person of the Year’ award.

With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among Nigerians aged 18 – 31, the TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.

Arguably Nigeria’s most influential artiste this year, Wizkid released one of the biggest albums of the year, ‘Sounds from the other Side’. He recorded ‘One Dance’ with Canadian superstar, Drake and also signed a major publishing deal with international music giant Sony RCA records, while grabbing three awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy nomination.

Mary Remmy Njoku – an actress and movie producer – is also the CEO of ROK Studios. Launching her production company in 2013 with $25,000 seed money, it has consistently grown – producing television series and films on a platform that has successfully launched two cable channels in Europe and Africa.

Amaka Osakwe, the creator of Africa-focused fashion label Maki Oh, has established a reputation as one of the leading designers on the continent, with her outfits worn by international superstars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kerry Washington and former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama.

With the launch of Andela, Iyin Aboyeji committed himself to the task of nation building through personal innovation. Leaving the highly successful tech incubator to start Flutterwave, the tech startup has become a global sensation and winning the Fintech Award at the 2017 Apps Africa digital innovation awards.

Silas Adekunle is the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, a company developing the world’s first gaming robots. In partnership with the University of West England, Bristol, Silas managed the Prince’s Trust “Robotics in schools” program in Bristol, leading a team of engineering students into schools to develop the interest of young students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, The Future Awards Africa is set to hold on Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lag

Lagos City Suya Carnival to put Lagos metropolis on world map at 50

The Lagos metropolis under the leadership of governor Akinwunmi Ambode will be put on the world map courtesy The Lagos City Suya Carnival.

The first edition of the edible-oriented carnival is scheduled to break the world record of the longest suya/steak with the production of a single 50ft suya.

This feat is to be achieved in conjunction with the Guinness Book of World Record in Lagos, Nigeria.

A brain child of Kehinde Talabi, an amiable businessman and CEO of Suya Stops, The Lagos City Suya Carnival, is organised in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.

The carnival, which is billed to wrap up the long month celebration of Lagos, Nigeria’s foremost state at 50, is billed to hold on October 1, 2017.

Emmanuel Uduaghan, Nike Akande, Patrick Doyle, Nikki Laoye, others step out for 20th anniversary celebration of ‘Inside Out with Agatha’

Nigeria’s longest-running independent television talk show, ‘Inside Out with Agatha’ celebrated Agatha Amata’s 20th year anniversary as host of the show, as friends, celebrities and other well-wishers gathered for a gala dinner yesterday at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

In attendance at the event were former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, his wife, Roli Sheila Uduaghan; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nike Akande, CON; Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Honourable Kehinde Bamgbetan; Nikki Laoye, amongst others.

Mrs. Akande delivered the goodwill message, while Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan gave a testimonial narrating his first meeting with the host, Agatha Amata.

Representing the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Honourable Kehinde Bamgbetan, delivered the keynote address.

The evening ended with the announcement of Sandra Eze – winner of The Search TV show – as the new face of ‘Inside Out with Agatha’.

Stephanie Coker Picks Greece For August Wedding

when tube gal and socialite, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun uploaded a picture with message ‘plotting’ on her instagram page some days ago, all her celebrity friends responded with hearty ‘congratulations’ as they all know what is in the offing. Stephanie and her lover, Davade boss, Olumide Aderinokun had jointly announced their wedding date and location.
As many expected the wedding is going to be another grand affair. The destination, Mykonos, an island in Greece where fable told us that the father of the gods, Zeus fought and won many battles has all the attribute to host a wedding ceremony of class.
Many celebrities await the dawn of June 17, 2017 to behold the holy matrimony between Stephanie and Olumide whose engagement some months ago shook the city of Lagos.
From all indications the mood is set and all the vendors are at work as the bride-to-be ‘plotting’ message proved she was busy combing the city of London for the right apparels.
The wedding ceremony is being packaged by top event planner, Elohor Aisien.

Kelvin Orifa Hosts Black Tie Event

Nigerian Marketing enterpreneur, Kelvin Orifa some days ago hosts some of his friends to an evening of cocktails and canapes merged with serious discussion.
The reason for the gathering is to intimate friends and partners of a new business idea.
Many business executives who joined the black tie event included Emamoke Ogoro, Dola Bamgboye, Elo Umeh, Bisoye Fagade, Chidi Okeke, Enitan Delonye, Kola Adewale.
On-air-personalties like Tosin Bucknor, Yaw, Olisa Adibua and Gbemi were also there with Sound Ssultan, Banky W, Iyanya and Harrysong.
The event which held at Eve Restaurant in Victoria Island Lagos would pass as a remarkable moment where Orifa’s wife, Mary delivered a powerful message that lifted the mood of everyone present.
Kelvin Orifa is the founder/CEO of EMBLUE, a new media and marketing company focusing on connecting consumers and companies in Africa and helping companies outside of Africa to access the African market. Prior to founding EMBLUE, Kelvin was consumer segments manager for MTN communications Nigeria limited.