The 2007 West Africa Idol Winner, Timi Dakolo, thrilled the audience during the Future Awards Tagged “Nobel Prize for Young Africans’’ when he delivered his song titled “There’s a Cry’’.
The award held at the Balmoral Convention Centre in the early hours of Monday.
The audience were exhilarated by his performance, especially the lyrics of the song which reflects Nigeria’s need.
The most interesting part of the performance was when the whole hall stood up waving the Nigerian flag in solidarity as Dakolo put up his electrifying performance.
Guests at the awards include, the Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Presidential Candidate on the Platform of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Prof. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Presidential aspirant of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Mr Fela Durotoye, the Pastor, House on the Rock, Paul Adefarasin, and the Gubernatorial Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje.
Other are the presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, the Chairman of First Bank Plc., Mrs Ibukun Awosika, and the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan were also there.
The sponsor of the “Not Too Young to Rule Bill’’, Samson Itodo emerged as winner of the “Young Person of the Year’’.
Other categories are Prize for Agriculture: Ayodele Olaleka
The Prize for Journalism: Linus Unah.
The Prize for Comedy went to the child actor, Mark Angel.
The Prize for Fashion; Tosin Ogundadegbe, the Head Stylist, Guarantee Trust Bank.
The Prize for Creativity: Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, a visual artist.
The Prize for Screen Producer: Ace actress, Filmmaker and Producer, Nadine Ibrahim.
The Prize for Business: Chidi Ajaere.
The Prize for Sports: Super Eagles Stand-In Captain, Ahmed Musa for his outstanding contributions to the national team during the 2018 World Cup.
The Prize for Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke.
The Prize for On-Air Presenter (Radio): Sophia Anidugbe.
Speaking on the event, the convener of the Future Awards, Adebola Williams said she sought to inspire the youth to attain their destined height in life.
“What we are trying to do here is to inspire our new trybes to greater heights by recognising them and their profound achievements.
“It is a deserving motivation to see that those Nigerian youths making waves round the globe are given the desired recognition for their efforts”.