The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has announced the date and host state for the 2014 edition of the event, saying “We are excited to announce that The Future Awards Africa 2014 will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday, 7 December.”
This is the ninth edition of the awards, which became an African prize last year, with a commemorative ceremony hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja.
“We are thrilled to have the awards return to Lagos where it all started,” said Ohimai Atafo, Chair of the CWC and one of Africa’s leading fashion entrepreneurs. “TFAA has always been excited to fuse inspiration with the best of pop culture, and this year’s event will underline that tradition – an evening of inspiration, of hope, and of a continent renewed.”
This year’s event is also dedicated to the cause of fighting Ebola in
On 11.11.2014, TFAA will launch a global campaign to get one million young Africans involved in the fight against Ebola via stopebola.com.
“We are answering to that call to action,” said Mfon Ekpo, Vice-Chair of the CWC and West Africa Representative on the Mandela Washington Fellowship Advisory Board. “If Africa will be saved by Africans, then young people need to take the lead on the problems we face and take ownership in the solutions we need.”
TFAA will be deploying its network of winners, nominees, alumni, celebrities, brain trust and continental media partners for the #StopEbola campaign – to get one million young Africans to donate social media updates and then for young people to donate a minimum of $25 (4,250naira) each directly to the WHO through the United Nations Ebola Response Fund.