The artistes got the awards at a well-attended event held last night, December 9, 2017, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This year’s edition, hosted by Adekunle Gold and Mimi Onalaja, sees Davido pick up the prize of recognition in Music while Wizkid wins the personality of the year award. Starboy was unavailable to pick up the award for himself.
Other winners from the 2017 Future Awards include:
Comedy: Kenny Blaq.
Arts and Culture: Ayobami Adebayo.
Prize for Education: Samson Abioye.
Prize for Journalism: Eromo Egbejule.
Photography: Yagazie Madu.
Advocacy: Ayodeji Osowobi.
New Media: Femi Bakre.
Acting: Sambasa Nzeribe.
Public Service: Dada Olabisi.
Technology: Chris Kwekowe.
Agriculture: Adetola Adeleke.
Beauty: Anita Brows.
Fashion and Design: Bisola Ladybiba Adeniyi.
Media Enterprise: Timilehin Bello.
Prize in Sports: Anthony Joshua.
OAP (Visual): Nancy Isime.
OAP (Audio): Tisan Jeremiah Bako.
Young Person of The Year: Wizkid.
Business: Bisola Borha.
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was among the special guests to grace the occasion.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Oby Ezekwesili were also in attendance as were actors, Sola Shobowale, Richard Mofe Damijo, Funke Akindele, Rita Dominic, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Lilian Esoro, Juliet Ibrahim, etc.