The Future Awards Africa 2016 was held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The 11th edition of the event was out to celebrate youths aged between 18 and 32 who have excelled across categories ranging from technology, music, movies, fashion, sports and more.

Asuquo Ekpenyong, Cross River state commissioner for finance who also doubles as Managing Director, Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort emerged winner in the public service category edging out equally outstanding young personalities like Esther Kelechi Agbarakwe, Ruqayya Nasir Sani, Aliyu Giwa, and Obieze Nwanna Nzewunwa.

Asuquo Ekpenyong, 31, Cross River State Commissioner for Finance and M.D Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort

Asuquo Ekpenyong, 31, Cross River State Commissioner for Finance and M.D Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort

Other notable winners on the night were Bolanle Oluknanni, Mark Okoye, Yemi Alade, Tosin Ajibade, and Bukola Bolariwa.

See full list of winners below;

  1. The Future Awards Africa & Ebony Life Prize For OAP (Visual) – Bolanle Olukanni

  2. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Arts & CultureAdenrele Sonariwo

  3. The Future Awards Africa Prize For TechnologyOlaniran Abiola

  4. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Young Person Of The YearMark Okoye

  5. The Future Awards Africa Prize For AgricultureJulius Adewopo

  6. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Professional ServiceDr Salihu Dasuki

  7. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Sports – Kehinde Paul

  8. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Fashion – Adebayo Oke-Lawal

  9. The Future Awards Africa Prize For BusinessIfeanyi Orajaka

  10. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Creative Professional – Evans Akanno

  11. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Media EnterpriseBidemi Zakariyau

  12. The Future Awards Africa Prize For AdvocacyBukola Bolariwa

  13. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Education Godwin Benson

  14. The Future Awards Africa & Ebony Life Prize For Screen ProducerAdeola Osunkojo

  15. The Future Awards Africa Prize For JournalismChika Oduah

  16. The Future Awards Africa & Ebony Life Prize For ActingSomkele Iyamah-Idhalama

  17. The Future Awards Africa Prize For BeautyTheodora Mogo

  18. The Future Awards Africa Prize For MusicYemi Alade

  19. The Future Awards Africa Prize For New MediaTosin Ajibade

  20. The Future Awards Africa & Ebony Life Prize For OAP (Audio)Ayo Thompson

  21. The Future Awards Africa Prize For Public ServiceAsuquo Ekpeyong

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