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The nominees of The Future Awards Africa 2013 took the spotlight as The
United States Consulate hosted the inspiring young Africans to a
reception at the Ikoyi, Lagos residence of the Consul-General, Jeffrey

The invitation-only black-tie event anchored by Rubbin’ Minds host
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and TV veteran Bene Uche was a gathering of
innovators, change-makers and entrepreneurs nominated for Season 8 of
The Future Awards Africa 2013.

The event was attended by distinguished young Nigerians and celebrity
guests including TIME 100 honouree Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Bez Idakula,
Tara Fela-Durotoye, Ohimai Atafo, Waje, Joseph Benjamin, Gideon Okeke,
Mathilda Obaseki and others.

“For the nominees present this evening,,” Mr. Hawkins said. “The fact
that you have made this nomination list means that you have worked very
hard in your community and the society at large. It also means that
people are watching you and following your breakthroughs. You are
considered an asset in Nigeria, to Africa, and the world at large.”

Nominees were presented with Nomination Certificates by officials
including Public Diplomacy Official, Rhonda Watson.

“We at The Future Project are inspired by you all everyday and are
motivated to work harder because of your stories,” said Adebola
Williams, a director with The Future Project. “It doesn’t matter who
wins the final prize, what matters most is that you have been able to
impact lives and get recognized.”

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