Yemi Alade, Falz, Tekno make Future Awards nominee list. [See Full List]

Ahead of the 11th edition of The Future Awards Africa, which holds on December 18 in Lagos, the organisers have unveiled the 2016 nominees. The nominee list was contained in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES.

Top Nigerian music artistes, Yemi Alade(27), Falz(26), Teckno(22), Kiss Danielz(23) and Mr. Eazi(25) will compete for the 2016 The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music.

“It goes without saying that we have had one of the most difficult years in our history. The days are bleak. But the stories of these nominees, and their work help me remember that through the concrete roses will grow. We can still bloom. It is not over!,” said Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chairman, Central Working Committee, The Future Awards Africa.

The organisers also added that the nominees, aged 18 – 32, are the key players, shaping the future of today in technology, arts & culture, business, fashion and every other sphere of our lives.

The winners will all be rewarded for their hard work, talent and achievement at a glamorous ceremony, which holds later in the month.

See the full nominee list below:

CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Acting

Adesuwa Etomi, 30

Somkele Iyamah Idhalama, 28

Rahama Sadau, 24

Seun Ajayi, 31

Daniel K Daniel, 30

CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

Adebayo Oke-Lawal, 26

Wanger Ayu, 30

Ogugua Okonkwo, 29

Jane Micheal Ekanem, 30

Sandra Itu, 28

CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

Joycee Awojoodu, 28

Kehinde Smith, 25

Iroghama B. Obuoforibo, 31

Olajide David ‘ST.OLA’ Okerayi, 25

Theodora ‘Doranne’ Anne Mogo, 27

CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

Yemi Alade, 27

Oluwatosin ‘Mr Eazi’ Ajibade, 25

Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana, 26

Oluwatobiloba “Kiss Danielz” Daniel Anidugbe, 23

Augustine ‘Tekno’ Miles Kelechi, 22

CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Professional Service

Ify Afe, 29

Kenneth Okwor, 24

Solomon Ojeagbase, 30

Salihu Dasuki Nakande, 29

Chidiogo Akunyili, 31

CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Business

Seun Sangoleye, 30

Yasmin Bello-Osagie/Afua Osei, 27/29

Seyi Abolaji, 32

Ifeanyi Orajaka, 28

Affiong William, 30

CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports

Seye Ogunlewe, 25

Odion Ighalo, 27

Omolayo Bose, 27

Kehinde Paul, 28

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho, 20

CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education

Olumide Ogunlana and Chukwuwezam Obanor, 26/27

Ezeakor Chineye, 28

Arese Ugwu, 31

Godwin Benson, 27

Izunna Okafor, 22

CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

Shola Akinlade, 31

Olaniran Abiola, 27

Oluyomi Ojo, 25

Andrew Airelobhegbei, 23

Dele Bakare, 27?

CATEGORY 10: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for New Media

Tosin Ajibade, 29

Femi Bakare and Adeyeri Michael, 26/27

Ebenezer Wikina, 23

Bizzle Oshikoya, 30

Bashir Ahmed, 25

CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media Enterprise

Bankole Oluwafemi, 29

Adaora Mbelu, 30

Bidemi Zakariyau, 27

Fatima Togbe, 29

Samuel Ajiboye, 25

CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service

Asuquo Ekpenyong, 31

Aliyu Giwa, 31

Esther Agbarakwe, 31

Obieze Nwanna Nzewunwa, 31

Ruqayya Nasir, Sani 28

CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts & Culture

Emmanuel Oyeleke, 29

Ndidi Emiefele, 29

Aderenle Sonariwo, 29

Osa Okunkpolor, 27

Eniola Idera Wunmi, 23

CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional

Obi “DJ Obi” Ajuonuma, 26

Florence “DJ Cuppy” Ifeoluwa Otedola, 24

Evans Akanno, 27

Isioma Osaje, 25

George Okoro, 30

CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy

Wadi Ben-Hiki, 19

Bukola Bolarinwa, 28

Samson Itodo, 30

Toks Bakare, 31

Imrana Alhaji Buba, 23

CATEGORY 16: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture

Julius Adewopo, 31

Abamu Joseph, 25

Shola Ladoja, 31


Ronke Aderinoye, 30

CATEGORY 17: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Screen Producer

Chukwuka Egorh/James Omokwe, 28/32

Mary Remmy Njoku, 31

Asurf Oluseyi, 32

Adeola Oshikojo, 30

Usman Ahmad Kabara, 31

CATEGORY 18: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Journalism

Fisayo Soyombo, 27

Eromo Egbejule, 26

Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, 31

Yemisi Adegoke, 28

Chika Sandra Oduah, 30

CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (Visual)

Bolanle Olukanni, 27

Stephanie Coker, 27

Ehis Okoguale, 29

Chukwuebuka ‘Chuey chu’ Okoye, 25

Victor Mathias, 29

CATEGORY 20: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (Audio)

Rolake Bello, 30

Ayo Thomson, 28

Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman, (Mowiz) 29

Oluwakemi ‘Kemi Smallz’ Itari Catherine, 28

Jennifer Nzewunwah, 30

CATEGORY 21: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

Mark Okoye, 30

Ayodeji Ibrahim ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, 27

John Boyega, 24

Iyeh Kennedy, 21

Dr. Oluwo Adedunmola, 24

Yemi Alade Slays The Monochrome Look For Shell #MakeTheFuture Press Conference

Eccentric and talented artist, Yemi Alade, always stands out when it comes to what she wears. Her fashion sense is daring and edgy, aside being adorable.

Representing Africa among a team of world class artists, put together by Shell for a project hash tagged Make The Future, Yemi Alade stood out in talent and style.

Here she is rocking a Wana Sambo monochrome outfit for the #makethefuture press conference in Nairobi.

Feeling pretty in @wanasambo 

Thank you @emeka143

Press Conference ready ...
? @wanasambo ???
Styling @arniesoupaxtar ?@ifepinkies ? @emeka143 
Natural Lighting by God 

Yemi Alade Looking Feisty In Ankara Made Outfit (PHOTOS)

The trend setter and goal getter is not trying to slow down at any point. From music to fashion, Yemi Alade soars in the heights of applaudable creativity. Here she is looking feisty in an Ankara made outfit. She posted the photos on her Instagram handle and urged her fans to look out for her performance video at coke studio.

See another photo below:

CLICK ON THE LINK HERE @cokestudioafrica to watch
Cc @zizicardow 
#selfstyled ?

The Fader Calls Yemi Alade The Queen Of Afrobeats (SEE PHOTOS)

The on an interview with eccentric Yemi Alade honoured her with the title, queen of Afrobeats. She was featured on the magazine website with lovely photos and an amazing impression of her art.


This is a quote from what was said about her:

Alade has achieved a kind of cult status worldwide, but in Africa she’s a bonafide superstar. Last year, she won Best Female at the MTV African Music Awards, her most recent album hit No.1 on the continent’s iTunes chart, and she was named an ambassador for Africa Fashion Week this past April. In a continent rich with numerous national and regional music scenes, the key to Alade’s success has been her ability to find connections between cultures through music. On her fantastic 2016 album Mama Africa she draws from Ghanaian highlife, Ivorian dance music style coupé-décalé, as well as American hip-hop and pop, in a sharpening of sounds she calls “afropolitan.”

As an artist from humble beginnings who releases on the small, independent label Effyzzie Music Group, Alade’s success is hard won. She had a brief brush with stardom after winning Nigeria’s Peak Talent Show in 2009, but her alternative point of view really started to shine through in her 2014 breakout single “Johnny,”which borrowed from afrobeats stars L.A.X and Wizkid’s playboy anthem “Caro,”but reworked the boys’ search for the perfect woman into a worldwide hunt for her straying lover. The track’s success — 52 million views and counting — allowed Alade to pinball off their fame and forge her own lane. With no plans to slow down, she’s following up the summer dance hit “Koffi Anan”with the fantastically fun video for “Tumbum,” premiering on The FADER today.

See lovely photos of her featured on the magazine website below:

How Yemi Alade Hustled Her Way To Become The Queen Of Afrobeats

How Yemi Alade Hustled Her Way To Become The Queen Of Afrobeats

How Yemi Alade Hustled Her Way To Become The Queen Of Afrobeats

How Yemi Alade Hustled Her Way To Become The Queen Of Afrobeats

#MTVMAMA2016: Yemi Alade wins ‘best female’, says women not only good in the kitchen

Yemi Alade, self-acclaimed Mama Africa, beat Tiwa Savage to win the ‘best female artiste’ award at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016.

The Effyzzie Music act is one of three ladies hosting the award ceremony after Trevor Noah, US-based South African comedian, pulled out over health issues.

To win the award, Yemi Alade fought off competition from Josey (Ivory Coast), Mz Vee (Ghana), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania) as well as Mavin singer, Tiwa Savage,

While delivering her acceptance speech, Alade reacted to president Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial comments that his wife, Aisha, belongs to the kitchen and the other room.

“Women, don’t forget that we are not only good in the kitchen, living room and the other room — we are also good at anywhere we want to be”, she said.

The ‘Johnny’ singer is also the first female to be nominated for ‘artiste of the year’ category.

She also performed with Sauti Sol, Kenya group, winners of the ‘best group’ category.

White Girls Can’t Dance? This Is Probably The Best Choreography To Yemi Alade’s “Koffi Anan”

And the norm says white girls can’t dance and I’m here wondering what went wrong here or whether these ones painted white on their body.

The choreography is totally off the hook and even Yemi Alade had to post it on her IG. Watch the dance on her IG post below:

Chidinma Denies Copying Yemi Alade’s Hairstyle

Chidinma has slammed reports that she is copying Yemi Alade’s  African hairdo. The musician who has been spotted wearing a new hairdo for a few weeks revealed the real reason for the style.

Chidinma who changed to a flamboyant thread style hair-do, revealed that the reason behind this hairstyle is to grow her hair after rocking a low cut for a few years now. She denied the rumours  that her new hair style is a copy of one of Yemi Alade’s Afrocentric hairstyles.

Read More: InformationNigeria

Yemi Alade Gets International Music Award Nomination

Energetic singer, Yemi Alade, gets an international music award nomination. The singer who has carved a niche for herself in the Nigerian Music industry, shared on her instagram the amazing news.

She captioned that she was nominated for BET’s Best African Act and added that it was an act of God. She also shared a photo of the nomination.


You Won’t Want To Miss This! Yemi Alade – Temperature Ft. Dil

Yemi Alade decided to release the music video on the 13th of March to celebrate her birthday and launched a singing contest on Instagram where fans get to win an iPhone 6 and go on a dinner with the diva.

“Effyzzie Music Group presents the music video for “Temperature” which serves as the fifth single off Yemi Alade‘s critical and commercial successful debut album “King Of Queens“.


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