The Future Africa Awards 2022: Bimbo, Tems, bag awards

Deborah Dan-Awoh

The Future Africa Awards ceremony was hosted by Nollywood actress and alumni of the event, Nancy Isime. Nancy is the first female to host the event alone.

Bimbo Ademoye and Tems emerge winners at the future awards africa

On Sunday night  February 20, 2022, the 16th edition of The Future Awards Africa which was held in Lagos recognised young Nigerians in various professions.

Organized in honour of youths between the ages of  18 and 31 the event was hosted by the beautiful Nollywood actress Nancy Isime. 

Honouring "trailblazers that have chosen to defy the status quo and redefine the norm in their various fields within the past year,” according to the organizers.

This year’s edition theme was tagged Celebrating Challengers and BuildersCelebrating Challengers and Builders.

The top winners of this year's edition featured the ‘Crazy Tings’ singer, Tems who received international recognition in 2021 from collaborations with Afrobeat super star Wizkid and Canadian rapper Drake surpassing the likes of Fireboy DML Ayra Starr, Ckay, Joeboy, Bnxn(Buju) and Omahlay.

Tem's latest award is an added embellishments to her many accomplishments especially her recent record deal with ’93/RCA Records. The beautiful singer also has three trophies at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards lined up for her in the US on 26 February.

Tem's input on Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ has earned her a Best Global Music Performance nomination at the 64th annual Grammys scheduled in April.

Nancy Isime is the first female to host the Future Awards Africa alone

Infinix was also a major sponsor of the award ceremony for the music category.

Tems wasn't the only one who went home with an award and a smile. Nollywood newcomer, Bimbo Ademoye also won an award in the acting category.

Top winners for this year’s award include Temilade ‘Tems’ Openiyi, Bimbo Ademoye, Tunde Onakoya of Chess2slums, and a host of others.

See full list of winners below:

Full list of winners


Tayo Aina

Wilson Atumeyi

Tunde Onakoya

Temilade ‘Tems’ Openiyi

Khalil Nur Khalil

Bimbo Ademoye

S.I Ohumu

Oyinkansola ‘Foza’ Fawehinmi

Kayode Kasum

Jerry Mallo

Dr. Cassandra Akinde

Andrea Iyamah

Mufid Sulaiman Abubakar
















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Prize for music

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Prize for lawyers

Prize for film

Prize for entrepreneurship

Prize for health and wellness

Prize for young person of the year

Prize for academic achievement

Prize for service to young people

Future Awards Africa 2022

The last edition of the future awards Africa featured winners such as  Wizkid, who won the 2017 prize for Young Person of the Year, as well as Davido and Burna Boy, who won the music categories in 2017 and 2019, respectively.