Hip hop artist, Simisola Ogunleye, a.K.A. “Simi’’, ace rapper Folarin Falana (Falz) and exceptional Eagles Stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa, are a few of the nominees for the 2018 The future Awards to be held in Lagos.

The list of the nominees for the prestigious ‘The destiny Awards for excellence’ become unveiled at a reception for the nominees at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday.

The Cheif running Officer, The future Awards, Mrs. Bola Adebakin, told newsmen on the reception that the essence of the award became to offer due recognition to youths who’ve been top notch of their numerous fields. “this is an award that offers due reputation to the superb ones in their chosen careers. They’re cautiously decided on randomly and we have seen that they well worth the awards,’’ she stated. One of the nominees within the Prize for Creativity, Ken Nwadiogbu, stated the award changed into a marvel to him and that it might additionally inspire him to up his game. “i’m amazed at my nomination for this top notch award. It indicates that there’s a notion in me that i’m doing it proper and that i promise not to appearance away from that,’’ he said. The destiny Awards Africa has been called the “Nobel Prize for young Africans’’, and the “maximum important adolescents awards’’ through Forbes. It’s miles a hard and fast of prizes given annually to rejoice and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise among young Africans aged 18 to 31 and has produced over one hundred fifty winners and over 1,550 nominees since its first version in 2006. It’s miles offered along with The future task, which has a mandate to build empowered residents across Africa, thru (inclusive) business enterprise and (lively) citizenship. “This awareness on Human Capital development is informed through our cost proposition: Africa’s boom needs a technology of younger those who are gainfully employed and capable of demand and secure higher management. “The projects encompass Aiki.Ng, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for younger & rising Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, YMonitor.Org supplied with country wide Endowment for Democracy (NED). “The destiny organisation guide Scheme and The future Awards Africa, defined as “The Nobel Prize for young Africans’’ the organisers said. The thirteenth edition of the award, in line with the organizers, has been multiplied to twenty categories to cater for more and allow for extra first rate,’’ the organizers stated in a assertion. For the 2018 version, inside the Prize for tune Simi, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Niniola Agata and Damiri Ogulu (Burna Boy) will slug it out for the gong. For the destiny Award for sports, Musa, Lecester FC midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Thursdaline Peter, D’Tigress Captain Evelyn Akator and Tobi Amusan are all in contention. The Prize for business, Mohammed Jammal, Ladipo Lawal, Chili Ajaere, Ronke Bamisedun and Sunkanmi Ola. In the Agriculture class are Jesse Osiobe, Oluwafemi Aliu, Abdulfatah Sadiq and Abubakar Falalu. Different classes consist of, Public provider, images, Journalism, Advocacy, Screenplay, Creativity, fashion On-air personality among others. The finale of the destiny Awards will be hung on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 on the Balmoral convention Centre, Federal Palace hotel, Victoria Island in Lagos. (NAN)