“It is almost impossible to find any young leader presently who hasn’t been influenced by The Future Awards” – Aziza Uko speaks on ‘Conversations with Mercy Abang’


For the Conversations with Abang Mercy for the week, Aziza Uko, the Chief Operating Officer of the Future Awards Africa talks about the awards – In seven years, the Future Awards has produced over 150 winners and 1,200 nominees across the world – Aziza said the TFA is not an awards that any individual can influence the outcome either internally or externally.



The Future Awards has become one of the most respected private sector-driven development platforms. How has it been so far?

It has been an amazing ride. The Future Awards Africa began as a dream that became a reality. Then it became a phenomenon and has overtaken the imagination of a generation of Africans. When this idea was conceived by Chude (Jideonwo), Adebola (Williams) and partner, I don’t think any of them knew that in 8 years, this idea, a simple idea based which was to ‘present young…

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