TFAA announces Vimbai Mutinhiri and Taymesan Emmanuel as Season Hosts, Calls For Heroes and Champions Beating Corona In Africa with D-banj, Tara, Sangu Delle and Nadine Ibrahim [ARTICLE]

In anticipation of the main event, some announcements were made on Monday, May 25 by Adebola Williams, CEO Red For Africa. These announcements, which are integral to The Future Awards Africa event structure, introduced the public to the season’s hosts, and made public some of the new projects The Future Project plans to embark on.

May 25 was a most opportune time to make these announcements, as it also commemorates Africa Day, a celebration of Pan-Africanism on the continent and beyond. Through an Instagram live hosted by Adebola Williams on The Future Awards Instagram account, guests pledged their support to the initiative and celebrated the Africa-wide focus of the awards this year.

After announcing this season’s theme “The Convocation”, the hosts for this year’s events were announced. Multimedia presenter, influencer, as well as past season host Taymesan Emmanuel and acclaimed presenter Vimbai Mutinhiri were declared as season’s hosts of the fifteenth edition of the Future Awards Africa.

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Another major announcement that was made was the launch of Beating Corona Heroes & Champions project, presented by The Future Awards Africa. The project which is set to be a TV and Digital Telethon, will kick off on Sunday, 16 August, 2020.It is powered by RED, in partnership with EbonyLife TV & Consolidated Media Associates Limited.

The call for nominations for Beating Corona Heroes across Africa, which is aimed at spotlighting unsung heroes at the frontline during this pandemic, was also made open during the Instagram live.

The Future Awards Africa, is a series of awards that celebrate young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievements in the year under consideration. Forbes has described the awards as “Nigeria’s most important awards for outstanding young Nigerians”

The idea for the awards was conceived by Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams in 2005. This year, the award is supported by The African Union, Bella Naija, Y!Africa, Cool FM and EbonyLife TV.

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The Future Awards Africa, also popularly known as The Future Awards, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. The Future Project is the largest home-grown network of policy-makers, business people, and other stakeholders in Young Africa. The awards celebrate young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made outstanding achievement in the year under consideration. Forbes has described the awards as “Most important awards for outstanding young Africans”.

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