CATEGORY 1: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

This award recognizes the outstanding talent and remarkable achievements of an actor or actress whose work has distinguished them within the year in view.


CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Activism

This award recognizes individual advocacy contributions to ensuring that their work influences decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions for the development of the country in their chosen causes.


CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Art (Visual and Applied)

This prize seeks to highlight the extraordinary achievements of visual, performance and digital artists in the field of creative and visual arts within the year in view.


CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable achievement in the Beauty industry.


CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action (Project-based)

This prize seeks to acknowledge the contributions of individuals (project-based) to community building in different fields within the year in view.


CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Content Creation (YouTubers, Vloggers)

The spectrum of new media has changed and this award recognizes the contributions of individuals or teams who have dedicated themselves to creating quantifiable impact using the media as a tool for advancement in their chosen fields.


CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Disruption (STEM)

This award acknowledges the work of a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who have contributed to the advancement and application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) either for personal gain, professional advancement, charity or administrative duties within the year in view.


CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Entrepreneurship (must have a product, staff, and makes at least 5 million Naira per month)

This award is conferred to an entrepreneur who has founded, led and grown a business or private enterprise to measurable success through extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to innovation in the year in view.


CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

This award rewards the work of an individual(s) in the fashion industry who have impacted the industry through his/her chosen medium and created a tangible body of work within the year in view.


CATEGORY 10: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film

This award recognizes the contributions of professionals in the film industry towards improving the craft of film making and influencing global audiences within the year in view.


CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Governance

This award is given to a technocrat who has made an outstanding contribution in the public service sector within the year in view (this excludes presidents, governors and senators).


CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Health and Wellness (Spirituality, Yoga, Health, Traditional health)

This award recognizes the contributions of an individual or teams who has dedicated themselves to making tangible impact in health and wellness i.e. Health, Spirituality, Yoga, and/or Traditional health.


CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Intrapreneurship

This award recognizes the contributions of a professional who has dedicated themselves to creating tangible impact in the private sector through innovation and collaboration in the year in view.


CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism

This award is given to a writer, reporter, presenter, producer, and other professionals working in the journalism profession who have demonstrated excellence in the storytelling and bringing news to the public.


CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Leading Conversation

This award is given to a young person who is constantly driving positive conversations and shaping the culture.


CATEGORY 16: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature

This award is given to a young person who has written and published books.


CATEGORY 17: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

This award is conferred to a recording and performing artist whose music has made a significant impact in the industry and earned them local and international repute in the year in view.


CATEGORY 18: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Service to Young People (people aged 40 and below)

This award is given to an outstanding individual (below 40) who donates their time and money to helping youth across the country.


CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

This prize is awarded to a young person who has become a force for change, capturing the collective imagination of all Africans through their personal achievements, public image, and personal triumphs. They must have demonstrated intuition, innovation, and initiative and is not afraid to lead change in his or her sector, market awareness, and understanding.


CATEGORY 20: The Nigeria Prize for Difference & Diversity in partnership with Joy, Inc.

This award seeks to recognise a young person who is creating safe spaces for difference and diversity in the culture on a macro or micro level, through their persons or by building communities/organizations.