biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) 2014 has
announced the hosts for its 2014 edition: they are 2014 World Music
Awards nominee Iyanya; 2013 BET International African Act of the Year,
Ice Prince; lead actress on MNET’e, Tinsel, Osas Ighodaro and Ugandan
Channel O VJ, Flavia Tumisiime.
hosts represent the brightest and best of young Africans in the arts
from music to television, in the past year. They have been announced
with an exclusive photoshoot anchored by TCD Photography.
Musical artiste, Iyanya has had an exceptional 2014, touring widely
abroad and selling out concerts from London to Manchester. He scored
five nominations at the World Music Awards including the landmark Word’s
Best Entertainer of the Year.
am looking forward to hosting the continent’s exclusive evening of
inspiration! We live in a culture where change agents aren’t celebrated
enough,” said Iyanya. “It is us, young Africans who will transform the
continent and I am proud to be one of the four hosts this year.”
23, is the Channel O VJ from Uganda. In 2013, she hosted the live
premiere of the continent’s foremost reality show, Big Brother Star
Game alongside its star host, IK.
“Young Africans are no longer spectators in our collective fate and the
awe-inspiring selection of them that The Future Awards Africa
celebrates points to this,” said Flavia. “Of course, I had to be part
of the exclusive evening that rewards their creativity, innovation,
enterprise. I know I will be inspired!”
Ice Prince, alongside hosting duties, is currently in the running for
the TFAA Prize in Entertainment after having successfully elevated the
rap genre in the past year with hit single after hit single. Signed to
the formidable Chocolate City, his last album, Fire of Zamani was
released last year to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.
Future Awards Africa 2014 will be broadcast live, primetime, on
perennially award-winning TV station, Channels Television – from 7.30 –
The black-tie event holds on Sunday, 7 December at the Intercontinental Hotels in Lagos, Nigeria. It is strictly by invitation.
Photography: TCD Photography.
Styling: Moashy Styling
For Osas Ighodaro: Dresses by Ella & Gabby
Jewellery: Cephas Jewellers.
Make-Up: Adepeju Okanlawon for MsPayge