Wole Soyinka To Lead Announcement Of The Future Awards 2013 Winners

The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards, which is going Africa-wide this season, has formally announced the judges for 2013 awards, as well as the judges for Young Person of the Year – The Africa Prize. The Africa Prize is presented in partnership with the youth office of the African Union Commission.

The awards are judged over a two-month period, supervised by a central working committee, a board of judges and an independent audit committee – an 8-year rigorous process with checks and balances that has produced many of Nigeria’s most prominent young leaders in the past decade.

The Board of Judges is made up of the country’s brightest young journalists across print, electronic and online media, and the independent audit committee is made up of distinguished Nigerians across sectors. See the committee list is below:


  • Prof. Uche Azikiwe (MFR), Professor, University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • Olusegun Adeniyi, Chairman of the Editorial Board, Thisday
  • Betty Irabor, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, Genevieve
  • Leke Alder, Principal Consultant, Alder
  • Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, Head, Corporate Communication, Forte Oil
  • Biola Alabi, Managing Director, Mnet Africa
  • Mo Abudu, Chief Executive, Inspire Africa
  • Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Senior Pastor, Trinity House
  • Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity
  • Fela Durotoye, Chief Executive, Visible Impact
  • Ndidi Nwuneli (MFR), Founder, LEAP Africa
  • Funmi Omogbenigun, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, MTN
  • Segun Odegbami (MON), Chairman, The International Sports Academy
  • Peace Anyiam Osigwe, Chief Executive, Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • Enitan Denloye, Director of Communications, Etisalat
  • Folake Ani-Mumuney, Head, Corporate Communication and Marketing, First Bank Nigeria
  • Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumuni, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Finance
  • Muhtar Bakare, Chief Executive, Farafina
  • Jimi Agbaje, Founder, Jaykay Pharmacy
  • Frank Nweke, Director-General, Nigeria Economic Summit Group
  • Adeola Azeez, Chairperson, Executive Council, WimBiz
  • Bolanle Austen-Peters, Chief Executive, Terra Kulture
  • Detoun Ogwo, Executive Director, AfterSchool Graduate Development Centre
  • Toni Kan, Managing Partner, Radi8 Creative
  • Halleluyah Atuyota Akporobomeriere, Comedian & President, Ali Baba Hiccupuray3rd
  • Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Publisher, TW
  • Hafsat Abiola-Costello, Special Adviser, Millennium Development Goals, Ogun State
  • Jummai Umar-Ajijola, Executive Chair, The Business People
  • Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeia


  • Elikem NutifafaKuenyehia, Managing Director, Oxford & Beaumont Ghana
  • Chichi Okonjo, Publisher, Ventures Africa
  • Victoria Trabosh, President, Ithafari Foundation Rwanda



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