Winners of this year’s The Future Awards were announced yesterday at a well attended ceremony which took place at Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos. The list covers 21 different categories.
Actor of the year
Mercy Johnson – Winner
Best use of advocacy
Muyideen Salau – Winner
Best use of science
Debo Olaosebikan – Winner
Best use of technology
Iruoye Tolulope – Winner
Business owner of the year
Bode Pedro – Winner
Comedian of the year
Seyi Law – Winner
Corporate professional of the year
Tokini Peterside – Winner
Akintola Olufemi (Brand Manager, Milo)
Creative artist of the year
Aisha Augie-Kuta – Winner
Creative professional of the year
Janet Nwose - Winner
Excellence in public service
Emmanuel Etim – Winner
Dr. Momoh Rabiu
Journalist of the year
Tolu Ogunlesi – Winner
Magazine of the year
FAB – Winner
Musician of the year
Banky W – Winner
Music producer of the year
Sosick – Winner
On-air personality of the year (radio)
Matse Uwatse (Wazobia FM) – Winner
Tolu Oniru-Toolz (Beat FM)
Tosyn Bucknor-Area Mama (Top Radio)
On-air personality of the year (TV)
Tana Adelana (Peak Talent Show) – Winner
Kemi Adetiba (Maltina Dance-All)
Yvonne Ekwere-Vixen (Silverbird TV)
Screen producer of the year
Clarence Peters – Winner
Sportsperson of the year
Enyiama Vincent – Winner
Designer of the year
Bridget Awosika – Winner
Team of the year
The Falconets – Winner
Young person of the year
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu (28) – Advocate – Winner
Don Jazzy (29) – Entrepreneur
Genevieve Nnaji (31) – Actor
Psquare (30) – Artiste
Uche Eze (26) – Entrepreneur
Nneka (Egbuna) (29) – Artiste
Makinde Adeagbo (25) – Innovator
Ojoma Ochai (29) – Intrapreneur
Debo Olaosebikan (25) – Scientist
Blessing Okaragbe (22)– Athlete
Friday, January 28, 2011
Popular On-air personality and CEO of M54, Wale Ewedemi has apparently quit his job at 92.3 Inspiration FM.
Wale who was the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at the radio station before his resignation was a pioneer staff and one of the brains behind the radio station’s success.
The 2008 British Council Music Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner tells us he’ll be venturing other projects as he feels his work there has been done.
A Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ewedemi earlier worked at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and at Cool FM where he was the General Manager for the Abuja Station.
There are speculations his departure from the station is premature, and that he may have been asked to quit, but NET cannot confirm this at this time.
The Nigerian entertainment industry is well known for graduating artistes, who come into the limelight and fade out after a few hits; only a few are able to stay grounded and maintain a relationship with their fans in what is tagged: “the comeback” and if a comeback is anything to go by then Afro hip hop crooner Jazzman Olofin’s efforts should set him right back where he used to belong, atop the charts as he released his album “READY TO GO” on January 18, 2011.
The album, which produced a single “Erekere” featuring the late Rapper DaGrin has enjoyed airplay across radio stations while the video has been aired on local and international TV networks in Nigeria.
Jazzman Olofin, known for his smooth fusion of R&B and Hip Hop first introduced himself to the Nigerian audience in a group called X-APPEAL alongside fellow artiste Lexzy Doo who is featured in his current effort “READY TO GO”.
Describing his music as “original flavored Nigerian Hip Hop”, this album will appeal to the musical needs of fans that are aware of the gap his break from the industry created.
The 13-track album features notable names like M.I and OJB Jezreel.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The Broadway musical FELA! co-produced by Jay Z and Will Smith is coming to Nigeria, native home of the famed musician and activist FELA KUTI.
Now Edward Tyler Nahem, who co-produced the Broadway run with Jay-Z and Will Smith, is taking the production to the Nigerian capital of Lagos after proving its draw by bringing big names to its audience.
Nahem tells the New York Post, Fela Kuti was to the music of the last 40 years what Picasso was to art in the 20th century.
The Tony Award-winning show closed on the Broadway on the 2nd of January 2011 after thirteen months in the Big Apple and famed veteran singer Patti LaBelle played the role of Fela’s mother.
Superstars including Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Madonna, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Denzel Washington were seen at the Big Apple for the musical.
1 – Super C Season
2 – True ( Dem No Fit Do Am ) Feat Omawunmi
3 – Ako Mi Ti Poju ( Extended Mix ) Feat Da Grin
4 – Carry Your Shoulder
5 – Ex-Girlfriend Feat Dr Frabs
6 – Skimpololo Feat Terry G and YQ
7 – Duro Feat YQ
8 – Afurum Gi Na Anya ( I Love You ) Feat Waje
9 – 5 and 6
10 – Ten Over Ten
11 – De Ja Vu ( Our Drinks )
12 – Share My Blessings Feat Asa
13 – Voodoo
14 – See Me Finish
15 – Ride With Me Feat Sway and Lukie D
16 – Ride With Me Feat Sossick
17 – Gidi Is Mine
Nigerian Pop music singer and first runner up at the 2007 Idol West Africa, Omawumi will release a new single, ‘If You Ask Me’, today Monday, 10 January 2011. The song “deals with child sexual abuse and takes a musical journey through that painful experience,” a release from her Public Relation company reads.
According to the release, the track which was produced by ace music producer Cobhams Asuquo, is the first off her upcoming sophomore album. Omawumi released her debut album, ‘Wonder Woman’, in 2009 to commercial success. The album included monster hits, ‘Today Na Today’ and ‘In The Music’.