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Friday, January 25, 2008

Northerners Come Up Strong at The Future Awards 2008


I have always had a big fascination for Northern Nigeria, espeically the Hausa people. Their cultures and people always seemed so distinct from the rest of Nigeria-think parallel cultures like Ethiopia, Somali, Eritrea and some aspect of Indian culture. In any event, when I hear news about the North, even within Nigeria, it is always about the North [predominantly Muslims] battling with the South [predominantly Christians]. So, I am particularly pleased about the positive showings by Northerners in the recently completed "The Future.. Awards 2008;" as they swept awards in coveted categories.

The Northern winners of this year's award are:
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Editor with the Daily Trust, Journalist of the Year
Ali Nuhu, Actor of the Year and
Mak Kusare of BBC, Screen Producer of the Year.

These wins, while not surprising to discerning observers, immediately dismisses the remainder of the myth that there is paucity of achieving young minds from any part of the Nigerian nation, as well as being testimony to the rigo[r] and research that the organisers and judges of the Awards attach to the process," said the RedStrat Team, producers of the event. A few popular Nigerian personalities also won awards: Dbanj won the Musician of the Year and Chimamanda Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun, won the coveted Young Person of the Year Award. Enjoy the pics below courtesy of Redstrat and http://www.purefoto.com/.

Two of the trio that hosted the event: TV Personality Kemi Adetiba and Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Rapper/Lawyer to be & Fashion Designer Sasha during her performance

Musician D'banj and Tosin Dekalu of Lady Cobbler to the right

TV Personality Derenle Edun doing the Red Carpet thing. Thanks Derenle for stepping up your fashion style adnd keep it edgy yet funky.

Menswear Designer Emmy Collins, to the left with guest

1 comments:

Ladi said...

I love LadyBrille...I just did a post on northerners (my people) at the Future Awards and then saw yours..lol..

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