The media and VIP event which was anchored by BBA 2011 Winner Uti Nwachukwu and Venita was a gathering of 168 leaders, innovators, change-makers,Â and entrepreneurs nominated for this yearâ€™s The Future Awards amongst other guests.
â€œWe are impressed with the people nominated in all categories this season. Bringing them together in a gathering to honor and show them to the world excites us and we glad the show was excellent,” said Ohimai Atafo who chairs the Central Working CommitteeÂ of the Awards.
Nominees were presented with certificates of nomination by judges of the awards, led by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo. Adebola Williams, one of the organizers of The Future Awards officially declared during the reception that The Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria will be the selected charity for 2012. The Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria also made aÂ movingÂ presentation that was shown to the audience.
There were musical performances from a few of Nigeriaâ€™s young and hottest artistes such as E.M.E, first lady, Niyola, who performed two of her hit tracks. Also fast-rising, 2008 finalist of MTN Project Fame, Praiz performed his latest track, â€˜Rich and Famousâ€™. The last and most exciting performance of the night was delivered by theÂ small-but-mighty, ProjectÂ Fame Season 3 Winner, Chidinma, who brought the house down with herÂ hit single,Â â€˜Kedike.â€™
There was a fashion show to launch The Future Awards â€˜Get Your Green On!â€™ fashion campaign with designers Sally Bawa, Violet Kutor, Elder, Moofa and Phunk Afrique. As a means of raising money for The Down SyndromeÂ Foundation of Nigeria, Vickky Elder designed an outfit that was auctioned at the reception.
The Future Awards is an affiliate of The Future Project (TFP), a development firm dedicated to leadership and enterprise.Â To know more about The Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria, log on toÂ www.TheFutureAwards.com/